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fall birthdays

fall birthdays

Abe and I have birthdays in back to back months.  In October we celebrated my birthday.  The day started out with a fabulous breakfast from my husband chef.  The teacher got the day off so after breakfast we hit the beach! 🙂  Kadoorie Beach! Later on we shared a picnic lunch on the sand.  It … Continue reading

night market

night market

I was recently talking with a friend of mine.  She and I have quite a bit in common.  Her name is Polly, only one letter different than mine.  Polly is also from the US and not only that but she has FOUR boys, just like me!  Yes, we were supposed to be friends.  🙂  We … Continue reading

cockroaches

cockroaches

On Halloween I happened to walk to our local supermarket here in Gold Coast.  I bought a few items that we were in need of.  As I was finishing checking out with the cashier she held up a packaged treat of some kind and said “free”.  A bit reluctantly I reached out to grab it. … Continue reading

Grace Baptist’s 15th Anniversary

Grace Baptist’s 15th Anniversary

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”  Colossians 2:6-7 Last month our church celebrated it’s 15th anniversary.  This was a very anticipated event.  T-shirts were made, a special service was planned … Continue reading

Room With a View

Room With a View

Our apartment on the ninth floor has huge windows in the living room.  They are nearly floor to ceiling windows and just next to them is a sliding door that leads to our little balcony.  It looks out to the water and you can see the city lights of Tuen Mun and lush green hills … Continue reading

Kadoorie Beach and Chinese BBQ

Kadoorie Beach and Chinese BBQ

While living in Hong Kong we have greatly missed having a backyard.  Without a backyard we have been trying to soak up time at the beach.  The beach is a 15 minute walk from our flat.  Golden beach is the closest beach to us and is quite populated, especially on weekends.  We have found the … Continue reading

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Last month we celebrated the ancient Chinese Mid-Autumn festival.  Next to Chinese New Year this is the largest Chinese festival celebrated in Hong Kong.  I learned this year that the Chinese have been celebrating this festival since the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD).  The ancient Chinese people believed that the moon played a large role in … Continue reading

10 reasons…

10 reasons…

In the wake our our epic summer it has been a bit challenging to settle back in to normal life in Hong Kong. Part of that is getting used to public transportation, the congested city and the hot humid weather again. And while there are adjustments we have to make living abroad in HK there … Continue reading

epic summer holiday

epic summer holiday

Summer in Hong Kong last year was so very hot and humid.  So this summer we were determined to get back home and spend some time in the N.W. where the summer are the glory days! 🙂  The boys and I were able to be back home in the US for two months!  Our trip … Continue reading

Chinese Watercolor

Chinese Watercolor

Mr. Ho is local artist from our church.  He does amazing Chinese watercolor and has had exhibitions up in China as well as in the United States.  We first met him after church one Sunday when he held a demonstration class.  That afternoon Mr. Ho painted for us but also shared about his art.  He … Continue reading