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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting ready for Easter.

We did not celebrate Easter last year just after moving to China. It never even crossed our minds that we missed it since China is one of the few countries that doesn't recognize Easter even in a pagan form. I have been teaching my kids at the public school this week about the history of Easter. Most of them knew of Easter when I talked about easter eggs and the easter bunny. They showed interest when I showed them pictures of how different countries celebrate the pagan side of Easter. Some of the Chinese English teachers stay in the class while I am teaching and even translate for me so the kids have a better understanding of what I am talking about. I find it interesting they are translating when I am telling them about the secular part of Easter and the son of God, Jesus, dying on the cross and three days later rising from the grave. It just doesn't get any better than that. Here are some pics of a dinner we had with George, Connie and Joanna. They came over to eat and Joanna even decorated an egg for Easter.




Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday for Zoe and Bancy.

Zoe and Bancy work together at Ivy, are room mates and have birthdays less than a week apart. We gave Zoe her birthday presents on Sunday and Bancy's birthday will be this next Saturday. We were going to take both of them out for dinner at a nice bar the Alexander's found and George told me about. Zoe got called back to work before we even got into the bar so we had a good time with Bancy.
So beautiful at 23.

Now this is the glamour shot.

A couple of small gifts.


Live music.





Beef and potato pizza. Not bad.




Here are some other photos we have taken.
Time to recharge.



Here are some of the mothers, grandmothers and aunts waiting on their kids to finish classes at Ivy.


Playing in big sister's room with her sunglasses.

At Ivy, sitting in George's chair, playing with his toys.


Decisions, decisions.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get down on it.

Look what Deb and Suzanne found at the 2 rmb store. A cross with Jesus on it for just $0.15.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New hair look for the kids.

Destiny was complaining about her hair getting in her eyes.

Destiny's first hair cut.

Cutting her hair took away all her strength.

Susan's new hair.

Mostly black with a little purple somewhere.

This isn't really blonde as much as it is just bleached with a hint of green I think. She says they didn't have pink. It cost about $40 US.

The sisters playing a game in Susan's bed.