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Malia’s entrance exam

(Written by Kristin) Thank you for those of you who have responded to our petition to p-ay for Malia’s entrance exam to elementary school. That day was a normal day in China for us which means we had no idea … Continue reading

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Kristin’s recent blog post about Napkins.

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One Child Policy

Some friends of ours recently posted a great concise version of the Population control and how it is implemented here in our country. Chech it out HERE.

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some NEW tradition ~ some OLD tradition

Time to post. A blog. Where did the year go? Today was Christmas and we celebrated with some NEW traditions and some OLD. As I have mentioned to some that I have focused on the shepherds this year. The anticipation … Continue reading

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Xi’an: a city

Here is just an update/reminder on our city which plays a significant role in future of China and beyond. Fun fact: “the first million population city in the history of human civilization” Some highlights from our city…based on 2010 info: … Continue reading

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our friends – saying goodbye

Our Honduran friends left. After a short trip through the US, they’ll soon be in Honduras again with their family and friends. Yesterday someone asked us about “our” Hondurans. We laughed, but in all honesty we’d have them back in … Continue reading

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Foreign kid in Chinese school

As foreigners in China we hear horror stories of foreign kids’ experiences in Chinese school. The mildest response being “I just don’t like it” to stories of being publically shamed in class because you flunked a test by a few … Continue reading

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Xi’an TV Tower

So we decided to do a quick random trip last night over dinner time. whether that is smart or not, has yet to be determined. But I am absolutely amazed at how flexible my family has become. This venue has … Continue reading

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Hello to all, Here is a quick view into a school morning. And then what it is like for us to go pick up Kai. He is truly enjoying himself and the learning. We are very proud of all of … Continue reading

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I just want to say a quick thank you to all of you who have been lifting us up over the last few weeks. So, Thank You! As I was filing the photo below, I realized that I had taken … Continue reading

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