Friday, August 29, 2008

Do You Like Chinese Food? We DO!

Our new foreign exchange student, Didi, arrived here on Saturday night. Didi is from Shaanxi province, the city of Xi'an in China. We are really glad to have her here. Carrie and Didi and I went shopping on Tuesday and Carrie asked her if she'd like to cook dinner for us. She agreed and we started looking for the ingredients. Last night, she cooked it for us. I'm not sure what it is called, but it is colorful and tasty!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our Weekend Trip

We took a trip to visit the girls' doctor last weekend. Afterwards, we visited one of Christy's friends from her orphanage. They were adopted about 5 months apart in 2006. Her friend Jenny has a sister from China also. We went out to Mexican food and spent the night at their house.

Our Friend Sarah's Wedding

On Saturday morning, August 8, we went to the Temple and I got to go to Sarah and Justin's wedding. My Sarah waited outside and surprised her friend Sarah, who didn't know she'd be there. We met Sarah's friend Sarah when my Sarah was not quite 1 and her friend Sarah was 1 year old. They have been friends for a long time. After the wedding breakfast, we left for home. (My Sarah had picked up the EFY girls earlier that morning).

Visiting Grandma and Karen's family

We stopped to visit Grandma (Great-Grandma). Gracie had never met her yet. Then we headed up to Karen's house for one night. Karen and Sarah and I went out to Costa Vida, my first time. It was pretty tasty! We took the kids swimming the next day before Sarah headed to Rexburg and I headed up to Carol's for two nights. Carol and I took our kids to the Art/Music festival for kids by the river, where they got to do a bunch of fun art projects.

Add More Daughters

After visiting at Grandma's, we went and spent the night with Sam and Linda, Erica, Alayna and Sammy. We ate Chinese food. Sarah caught up with us there. She had left Zion's National Monument after deciding to come home. She spent parts of the rest of the trip with us. Linda and Christy, Gracie, and Erica and I also went mini-golfing and played in the arcade and rode go-carts at Trafalga, on Tuesday morning. Then that afternoon I took the girls to the BYU Museum. Mary, who was our foreign exchange student last year met us there and we all went out to dinner at a Chinese Buffet, and the younger girls swam at Mary's apartment pool. We slept at Mary's...the younger girls watched movies that evening and Mary and Sarah and I had a great gab session!

Three Grandmas and a German

On August 2, I left with Carrie and Sarah her friend and Christy, Gracie and Luke. We dropped off Carrie and Sarah in Idaho because they were going to attend EFY there. We drove on to Grandma and Grandpa's in SLC. The next morning, I got up and took Luke to the airport. He flew out to Washington DC and on the Germany a few days later. He will be there as a foreign exchange student till sometime next June. We stayed with Grandma and Grandpa for another night and Christy and Gracie got to visit Temple Square and they also went swimming. You can see that these "elderly ladies" had an enjoyable time...with Grandma's wigs.