Sunday, February 25, 2007

Our day

Today's been a wonderful day! It started with Mike preaching and then off to Victoria Park to pick up my time chip and race number. It was so gorgeous out (sunny and warm with a slight that we walked around the events at the park for a bit and then walked to Wanchai to catch the ferry home. I can hardly believe the race is next Sunday and that I'm actually participating in it. I'm so nervous but very excited at the same time. While we were walking around the booths we saw that Standard Charter does the same type of races in Singapore in December so Mike and I are considering participating in that one together. My goal would be a 1/2 marathon and I'm not sure if Mike would do that or push himself for the whole marathon. Either way it would be TONS of fun and a great excuse to go to Singapore! :)

But ask me again after Sunday... I might have a different opinion. :)

Things seem to be falling into place for Childrens' Church. Map is going to help me with some training sessions for our teachers so that we can transition our current set-up into one that is more like an adult worship service. We both have a passion for our children to experience Christ in a variety ways and we feel they need something (being that our AWANA and Sunday School are Sat/Sun events) a bit different and not so repetitive. She's doing a fabulous job training the 2/3yr old teachers and she's even agreed to help me (and help me find help) for VBS.

Sunday school was awesome with my girls. They are asking great questions and desiring to deepen their walk with Christ. It's so fun to see them understand something or even want to understand something! My prayer for them is that they learn now how important it is to put God first because if they continue to live the fast paced/pressured lifestyle that is Hong Kong.. it will be an even more difficult lesson to learn the older they become.

This week should be a fun/nerve wracking one. LOL We get our furniture on Wednesday, I'm going to pick up some new, big frames (to cover our ever so long bare wall), and the big race on Sunday.... yikes!!!

And oh yeah.... all of our plans for Thailand are worked out!!! Wohoo! We leave the Monday after Easter for a week at Dolphin Bay. I've already been making lists of things we need to do. :) Ahh.... massages, pedicures, hiking, smoothies delivered to me as I lay by the pool.... he he...

Here's a few pics of our day... enjoy!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Catch up

St Paul's in Macau
the crowds in Macau

I'm back... wohoo! We had a fabulous trip to the states but it is great to be back home and with Mike. I have quite a few blogs that I want to write in regards to some great conversations that I had but for now I'm just going to catch up on the past few days.

Sunday we were invited to celebrate Chinese New Year with some friends in Gold Coast and it was a great time. There were two other children there so Isabella had a ball following them around and being a copy cat. We missed the parade but that's okay.. it was much more fun to feel like we had family here. Plus seats were sold out and there was NO WAY I was going to attempt just standing like we did last year. Monday, Mike and I headed off to Cheung Chau for a night away. Hannah blessed us with a night at a Bed and Breakfast and it was great! We walked around the island a bit and sat down for a (what turned out to be) 2hr dinner. Tuesday we headed home and in the evening played Risk with some friends. I haven't played Risk in a very long time and Scott dominated the game pretty quickly but it was still fun to be out with friends. Wednesday was our trip to Macau and while we didn't have as much time as we anticipated it was still fun. We finally ate at Fernandos and we were able to get a new tv stand and some very cool carved wood wall hangings. I still can't get over the price we paid (very cheap) but it was the first day of the new year that the stores were open and therefore sales were HUGE! I forgot to take a picture but it arrives next Wed. Today I spent the day doing laundry and cleaning up the mess we made when we got home from the states. I also did some redecorating in preparation for our new furniture next week. It'll be a bit tight but we're praying that we'll move this summer and then it won't be a big deal. So anyway....

While we were in the states, the girls were always playing the beds (mostly jumping but also like it was night-time and they were getting ready for bed) and Isabella decided to continue playing in that way here. Mike snapped this photo and I just thought it was adorable.

Just over a week until my 10k... yikes... I can hardly believe it's so soon!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

First impression...

I have lots to write but my first impression of HK upon returning was this....

It's simply wrong to have to use air con in Feb. just WRONG!!!!!!!!

now off to nap with izzy

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Jumping on the chair with Grandpa

Watching Frosty

Sledding at Grammy and Pappy's

I don't have a lot of time but I had to show Mike some pictures....

Well while I wait for the photos to upload.... it has been an absolute blast watching Isabella interact with her cousins!!! She follows Kara around like a little shadow... copying everything she does. She's learned how to race and how to jump on the bed. The three of them play ring around the rosies and sit at the table to snack... they even pulled out the little DVD player and laid on the floor to watch Frosty. Oh how it makes me wish we lived this close all the time but I often wonder if we did if they would enjoy/appreciate each other as much. I'm so grateful that Erin and Scott moved to Greensburg so I can see them everyday while home!!! Okay... I really need to do my shopping and get home. Have a blessed day everyone!