Wednesday, April 7, 2010




I never miss an opportunity to decorate eggs and neither should you!  I honestly can't stop taking pictures of these kids......they are some of my favorite people in the world!!  Weird thing to say, but its true.  If you met them, you would totally understand.  There are only a couple months left before summer and get a little sad thinking they won't be mine anymore :(.....

Absolutely Saturated

During our Chinese New Year’s week long break, we were graced with NEVER and mean NEVER ending amounts of rain. That wasn't going to stop me though, no way I was going to spend my week off in this shoe box I call home.  So I buttoned up my rain jacket and set out for a new adventure. My eye was set on Xindian, the most southern stop on the MRT (subway). The views there were spectacular! With all the extra rain, the river was flowing and you could hear the waterfalls waiting to be discovered. I went by my self the first two days in search of a particular hike I found on somebody else’s blog, but to no avail with my embarrassing lack in the Chinese language. On the third day in the wet, green, mountainous terrain of Xindian, my friend Tai thankfully joined me and we found how to reach that "hidden from Maresa” hike in 5 minutes.......I really need to learn Chinese ............

Happy Birthday Camille!

This year for Camille's birthday I got a little wild and threw her a surprise party. Needless to say, it was a success! Well, kinda. I desperately tried to get everybody to our house from church before she did, but like always even with leaving about 35 minutes before her, she beat me home. So with a slight delay, we greeted her with, "SURPRISE" as we filed in the door. A little bit backwards with the person getting the party typically being the one walking in the door, but she was just as wide eyed as she could have been :). We spent the rest of the evening living it up with homemade salsa, banana grams, paints and fireworks....a perfect party, wouldn’t you say?

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Keelung is officially known as the rainiest place in Taipei and it is pretty gloomy but I love it.  It's a port city and has plenty of character.  This time we went to visit a friend who just moved there, Lily.  She's been a little bummed about the move so we went to explore with her and found some cool stuff!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Beautiful Bunch

They truly are a wonderful bunch! I love them each soo much, I know it sounds cheesy, but they are the best.  I wish you could meet each one of them, your life would be better for it! Say hi to Devin, Dylan, Job, Harrison, Gavin, Vicki, Stanley, Emily, Nikitha, Davis and Derek!!!

Taiwan 10/10 Independence Day

Here is another adventure with Yang, Carrie and Nana. We are in the mountains just outside of the city, enjoying the clean air and the sweet company. This little trip naturally included some DIY and more than enough food to feed the chinese army....... I brought pinapple for the barbeque and they thought it very strange but humored be anyways. I want to bring smores next time :)