Tuesday, August 30, 2011

241 - Alpha Delta Pi at E.Z. Orchards

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Sharon Meier Zeilinski hosted a lovely Peach Shortcake Social at her house on the edge of the Zielinski Orchards!

240 - Josh McDowell at Suburban

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What a great thing to have him come to our church on Sunday! The first time I saw him was at Gill Coliseum at Oregon State University in the late 70's.

239 - Conforming Pea Soup

239 - Conforming Pea Soup by carolfoasia
239 - Conforming Pea Soup, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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We noticed this when we opened the Tupperware. Just cool.

238 - Made Me Laugh

238 - Made Me Laugh by carolfoasia
238 - Made Me Laugh, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Patty gave me her mug because I love the colors, size, and funny saying ( I don't have PMS anymore, but I used to have it really BAD!).

237 - Happy 27th Scott and Nikie!

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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!

236 - Nabil and Boys

236 - Nabil and Boys by carolfoasia
236 - Nabil and Boys, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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This is Mimi's family ready for an 8 1/2 hour drive down to the Bay Area!

235 - Me and Mimi

235 - Me and Mimi by carolfoasia
235 - Me and Mimi, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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!

234 - Sixties Stove

234 - Sixties Stove by carolfoasia
234 - Sixties Stove, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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!

233 - Creekside Coffee

233 - Creekside Coffee by carolfoasia
233 - Creekside Coffee, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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

232 - Kim and the Big Slide

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I love this picture of Kim at her daughters birthday party! (I went there after lunch with Jamie and Donna. So, you get two pictures for one day).

231 - Big River Lunch with Jamie and Donna

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231 - Big River in the Summertime!

230 - Profound Preaching

230 - Profound Preaching by carolfoasia
230 - Profound Preaching, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Loved this message given at Calvary Chapel, Corvallis on Sunday, August 21.

229 - Gathering Together Farms Produce

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I didn't take photos on some days. So, you get more of this great place!

228 - Gathering Together Farms Lunch

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Teala (in the background looking at the dessert case) brought me here for a belated birthday lunch. What a fun place out in the country!

227 - Salmon with a Smile

227 - Salmon with a Smile by carolfoasia
227 - Salmon with a Smile, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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YUMMY! I had to make this a happy salmon burger!

226 - Value of a Tree

226 - Value of a Tree by carolfoasia
226 - Value of a Tree, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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

225 - Quiet Time Colors

226 - Quiet Time Colors by carolfoasia
226 - Quiet Time Colors, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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I loved how the colors all blended. I made a chai milk using all the spices for chai tea but no tea and water. YUM!

224 - Riverfront Fountain of Joy

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I love my town. :)

223 - Date Night at Cloud 9

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Korean barbecued beef on a real rice cake with grilled green beans. YUM!

222 - The Help Premiere!

222 - The Help Premiere! by carolfoasia
222 - The Help Premiere!, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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I had to keep the lady on the left who seemed to happy and interested in our picture with the lady on the right who seemed so disinterested. I loved the contrast!

221 - Family Dinner

221 - Family Dinner by carolfoasia
221 - Family Dinner, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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London Broil. I loved that we didn't schedule anything for the week we came back. I have loved having the time to cook!

220 - Dutch Baby Puffed Up

220 - Dutch Baby Puffed Up by carolfoasia
220 - Dutch Baby Puffed Up, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Only picture I took today.

219 - Red at the Saturday Farmer's Market

218 - Gumbo Music at the Saturday Market

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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.

217 - Summer Retreat for Michael

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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

216 - Back to the PNW!

216 - Back to the PNW! by carolfoasia
216 - Back to the PNW!, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Cool mountains and green land. I love my home!!!

215 - Beaver with Singaporean Ducks

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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!

214 - Singapore Island Country Club

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What a lovely dinner and culture shock after Bangka and Belitung Islands!

213 - First Day of Ramadan at Bumi Asih

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This hotel staff was so great to us during our stay in Bangka. William sent us in a taxi to the airport free of charge!

212 - Norma and Me

212 - Norma and Me by carolfoasia
212 - Norma and Me, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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!

211 - Back to Bangka for Parade!

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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!

210 - Sunrise on Kelayang Beach, Belitung

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We stayed on a fisherman's beach. All the fisherman came in after a night of fishing from 5 pm to 6 am.

209 - Sunset Beach Belitung Island

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George took me out for my birthday and on a drive seeing the beaches of Belitung. They were lovely.

208 - Emergency Exit?

208 - Emergency Exit? by carolfoasia
208 - Emergency Exit?, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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The small sign near the window says, "Emergency Exit," but they piled boxes and blocked it on our boat to Belitung!

207 - Sunggu Cute!

207 - Sunggu Cute! by carolfoasia
207 - Sunggu Cute!, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Sunggu means "very" in Indonesian. This is a little boy coming back from a religious school.

206 - Bangka Boys

206 - Bangka Boys by carolfoasia
206 - Bangka Boys, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Boys on their way to Physical Education in the park near their public school.

205 - Singapore Skyline

205 - Singapore Skyline by carolfoasia
205 - Singapore Skyline, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Our Singporean friends took us to the practice for the Singapore Independence Day Celebration. The fireworks were amazing!

204 - Indian with Prakash

204 - Indian with Prakash by carolfoasia
204 - Indian with Prakash, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Loved this meal! (see picture of Prakash below - I thought he was going to race with a Lamborghini but he was just scaring me)

204a - Prakash with the Top Down

203 - Anniversary Gift

203 - Anniversary Gift by carolfoasia
203 - Anniversary Gift, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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The Sheraton Towers sent us a fruit plate and chocolates for our 21st Anniversary!

Friday, August 5, 2011

202 - Forgive this Duck For He Knows Not What He Does

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Moses greeted us at the Singapore Airport with this sign. What a sweet friend to pick us up at 12:45 am!

201 - Surprise Encounter

201 - Surprise Encounter by carolfoasia
201 - Surprise Encounter, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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.

200 - Leopard Lilly on Clear Lake Hike

199 - My Man Fishing on Clear Lake

198 - Hiking to the Falls

198 - Hiking to the Falls by carolfoasia
198 - Hiking to the Falls, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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Since I forgot to photograph on a few days, I am doing more hiking pictures.

197 - Girl's Best Friend

197 - Girl's Best Friend by carolfoasia
197 - Girl's Best Friend, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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!

196 - Winnie the Pooh

196 - Winnie the Pooh by carolfoasia
196 - Winnie the Pooh, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.
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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!