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  • 8 Funny, Cute and Embarrassing Stories
    on Mar 1, 2012 in Family Update
    It was raining yesterdayin Xian as I wrote this.  Maybe it’sraining where you are.  Maybe you need alittle smile.  Here are 8 stories thatare funny, cute or embarrassing to brighten your day.  I usually add one or two of these s...
  • 10 Things I Like About Living In China
    on Mar 1, 2012 in Lists of 10 China
    We moved toChina in 2008 and have learned a lot about China and ourselves.  Here is a list of 10 things I like about living in China.The cost of living - Everything is cheaper here and that justmakes life easier.  Food, housing,utilities, p...
  • How To Make Your Kid’s Day
    on Feb 29, 2012 in Parenting
    I was remindedof some advice today and I want to share it with you.  Practicing this advice is one way to make your kid’s day (and maybe a lot more).  Here it is; encourage your children.  Seems obvious right?  Well I also...
  • The Kids And Genghis Khan
    on Feb 28, 2012 in Family Pictures
    Hi Everyone!  Well here are a few photos from this past week.  Enjoy!"Looks like her mama.""Aubrey enjoying some Starburst jellybeans that our friend Chris brought over.  You can tell Heather wasn't here this week, because Aubrey is st...
  • Smiles!
    on Feb 26, 2012 in Family Pictures
    Hi everyone!  So here's this week's collection of photos.  I hope that you enjoy them."Watchya talkin bout Xiao Yang!" (Xiao Yang is the the Chinese equivalent of 'Willis', ok I made that up)"Lily making kissing lips.""Sydney maki...
  • How Our Last Days Have Been
    on Feb 25, 2012 in Family Update
    Well we’re inthe last day of our five days without Heather. We’ve had some ups and some downs. First off, I’m continually grateful for the community of friends we havehere in Xian.  Seriously, we couldn’tcare for all these kids...
  • 101 Ideas To Blog About
    on Feb 24, 2012 in Writing Lists of 10 Blogging
    Here’s a list of 101 ideas for you toblog about.  There are times when it canbe tough to find something to write about; so I hope this list helps.  Share it, bookmark it, and come back to itanytime you need inspiration or an idea to blog...
  • Why Should I Start A Blog
    on Feb 23, 2012 in Writing Blogging
    Why should I start a blog? Here is a quote and a thought about blogging/writing.The quote goes like this:“Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them. If you’re bad at writing and don’t like to do it, you’ll miss out on most...
  • Doctors and Chinese Nuns
    on Feb 21, 2012 in Family Update
    Doctors and Chinese Nuns, quite the group, right?  These are the visitors our house has seen inthe past week.  This is how it went.Earlier in the week our friend Dr. Sam cameover to do a check up with all of our foster children.  With...
  • 20 Questions
    on Feb 21, 2012 in Random
    20 questions I’mpondering with my wife being in Beijing for the next five days:1. What are thelong-term consequences (and benefits) of an all grilled cheese diet for fivedays?2. Can I land on hoardersafter only five days of not cleaning the house,...
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