Category Archives: Family

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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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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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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school

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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in Xi’an we don’t often, but Beijing…

It’s not often that we get to jump out of hamburgers, but in Beijing we do.               It’s not often that we get to play on semi-private playgrounds, but in Beijing we do. It’s … Continue reading

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less time

Have you ever heard anyone say, at the end of their life, “I wish I had spent less time with my children” ?  I recently heard an older friend of mine already mention (in his 50′s) the regret for not spending more time with … Continue reading

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that time of year again

It is that time of year again–happens every 6 months– we spend 6 of these TO GET THREE of the FOLLOWING (boys filter) (girl filter) (parents filter) We all feel much better!! ~kevin

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My Wife. My Friend. My Example.

Ok, I have decided it is time. (Kevin writing here ) Time to write again. But not just write, but rather encourage and brag about my wife. There is no special reason, it is not her birthday, not our anniversary, … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Hi, friends! This is from Kristin. Signing on to add a few recent thoughts. We have lots of material that we could be and would love to share on here, but don’t. I haven’t written a newsletter in about three … Continue reading

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