Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Scott and Nikie were visiting from Canada, and the only time we could get together was on their 27th Anniversary. We always joke about the fact that I chose to go water skiing instead of go to their wedding, not knowing that they would become such close and dear friends. LOL! They are precious friends, and it was so great to laugh about all the great times we have had. We miss them!
I met Mimi 18 years ago when she had just met Nabil. Now they are married with four boys (see next picture). It was a joy to have them stop overnight on their way down from Seattle to California!
After such a relational day, we went out to an old farmhouse in Monmouth and met with 20 MORE people for a few hours! As we were leaving, I noticed that they had the SAME stove I grew up with in our house on Maryland Street in El Segundo! The burners pull out!
I thought Creekside had closed down, but it had just moved to Philomath. I rode my bike out there and had a wonderful visit with Witherly. Then, I rode back passed Lisa Howard's and talked to her! It isn't a very exciting picture but documents a very relational day!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Our neighbors behind us bugged us for almost six year to cut down our big sequoia because they come from a place that doesn't value trees like Oregonians do. We were in Seattle when it came down (so I wouldn't cry), but then our next door neighbors had to cut down their two pine trees because the sequoia was stabilizing them. So, I captures a bit of that process. Now, our neighbors behind us have a yard devoid of shade, and we all have less privacy. I don't get it, but I'm glad we don't get yelled at by the lady behind us anymore.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
After we dropped off Michael, we headed to American Dream with Paul, and I came on over for some "Gumbo" and strawberries while we waited for the pizza.
I didn't take a picture the day after we got back from Indonesia because I slept most the day. So, you get two for today. These are two awesome high school leaders. Michael has been so blessed by their leadership!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Shi-Ane and K.C. invited Wini, Elaine, Prakash, Moses, and Jackie (not in picture because she had to leave early). What a great bunch of special people who are also DUCKS!
Norma, who I met playing tennis, invited us into her home for the night. We were going to stay longer, but she got called away on business for her husband in another town. She is my twin because we 1) don't like durian fruit
2) homeschooled (very unusual for Asians!
3) play basketball!
We wondered if we should have left Belitung when there was a big celebration to kick off a sailing season, but this parade right by our hotel made us so glad we came back to Bangka. All the school children march in a parade the day before Ramadan. It was so colorful and festive!
Friday, August 5, 2011
202 - Forgive this Duck For He Knows Not What He Does, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
Moses greeted us at the Singapore Airport with this sign. What a sweet friend to pick us up at 12:45 am!
We are on our way to Southeast Asia! After we got through security in the Portland Airport, I saw her coming toward me, and thought, "Oh that girl looks like our new teacher friend from Afghanistan." It was! She was on her way to Washington, D.C.
Since we the rain prevented us all from camping overnight, we drove up during the only dry part of the day to the campsites we had reserved at Clear Lake and did a 5.2 mile loop hike from there to Sohalie and Koosah Falls and back again. The Haberman dogs came along too!
I didn't take pictures for three days out of this week. Then, I took a ton of pictures for our "camp out" weekend. So, this is my 196th picture rather than the 196th day!
Our campout got rained out. So, we all went to the Haberman's for barbecue and games. Then, we all went out to the new Winnie the Pooh movie. It was fabulous!