Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our Trip

Many of you know we’ve been traveling for about six weeks in south east asia. There are too many stories, experiences and pictures to share in just one blog so I’ve chosen a few pictures to show you and tell you about and that will just have to do. Feel free to email me with questions or comments :o) They are always welcome and encouraging.

We started our travels in Hanoi, Vietnam. This is a picture of the whole gang at a very beautiful outside café. We were all enjoying the warmer weather and excited to start our travels!

Hanoi is “famours” for the avid use of mopeds. They use them for everything…we even saw a man and woman riding down the street with a twin mattress in between them! I didn’t get a picture of that but I thought this one was interesting…Chickens stuffed in a cage on the back.

Mui Ne is a very special place in all of our hearts. The people are very laid back and funny. It’s a small beach town in South Vietnam. Kyle and Kevin took Kite boarding lessons and the rest of us tried our balance in surfing! We enjoyed our beach time there.

From Mui Ne we went to Saigon…we don’t have many pictures from there because it was just a stop over for a few days before we headed to Cambodia!

The first city we enjoyed in Cambodia was Phenom Phen. We were blessed to spend time with family who took care of us very well!

Siem Reap, Cambodia was a very relaxed city. Here we went to see Angkor Wat and two other temples. We enjoyed our time here very much!

After Siem Reap we went to Bangkok, Thailand and spent time with friends like us. We had so much fun with the people there!

From Bangkok we went to Beijing, China for a winter break orientation where we got pumped up for this semester. We did make some time for fun and tourism too! We saw the great wall, Tiananmen square, the forbidden city and the Olympic buildings! We found a ski resort a few hours outside of Beijing and we went Snowboarding for a few days.

This has been an incredible trip but we're ready to get back to work! Tomorrow we start teaching and continue to live with purpose. We're really excited about this semester and hope all of you think of us here in China.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I feel so energized! Some people are just incredibly energizing. I talked to someone like that for me tonight. This special person lost her job a year ago and just when you think she should be the lowest of lows she let her dad figure things out for her and she has been loving life ever since. He has never failed to pay her bills or provide for her the things she needs. I LOVE hearing how well fathers take care of their children.It is exhilarating. I hope we all share how great our dad is and how he cares for his children. When we share, it opens an opportunity for someone else to share and a beautiful domino effect takes place.