Category Archives: Kristin’s Korner

Jesse Tree

Something new we did as a family this year. Ever heard of the Jesse Tree? It’s a great way to use the whole month of December to remember the promise of a savior. Every day (in our case two in … Continue reading

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Time for an update–Happy Thanksgiving!

To be honest I need a little thankful spirit. Hopin’ it’ll cure what ails me. (Bucher family, can’t you just hear Gma Brandt saying that?) We’ve all been sick this week with colds; just common colds, one little fever, no … Continue reading

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Watch out world! Malia turns 2. Kian is 6 months.

Amidst well wishing and a tres leches cake Malia celebrated her 2nd birthday. We love this little girl and cannot say how proud we are to have her as our daughter. She’s a cutie. Whether it’s stealing toys from her … Continue reading

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It’s been a year!

Kristin writing: I cannot believe that a year ago we were packed and on our way to China. So much new has been packed into this year. I find comfort that there’s pomelos, grapes, and apples being sold on the … Continue reading

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Summer travels and visitors

We have had a very busy summer. Kevin’s been to Hong Kong, the US, Shanghai, Beijing, futher north. I’ve been to Beijing. Together we’ve been to another city west. Four different sets of people have come to see us. We’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

To Kevin: Father to our three little somethings. You’re wonderful and amazing. You really are great for loving us, and playing with the kids, and grocery shopping, and keeping us afloat. Thank you for all you do. (I love you … Continue reading

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Welcoming…

We’ve been busy and promise to post an update soon… But must take a few moments to welcome our newly arrived niece. We love you, little girl, and give blessing as you live your life. Wish we could squeeze you!! … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat Festival

Today is a holiday in China. Here’s the story behind it… Qu Yuan served as minister to the Zhou Emperor. A wise and articulate man, he was loved by the common people. He did much to fight against the rampant … Continue reading

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Still waiting, breaking things, and new stroller

Yes, we’re still waiting for baby… We need to get out of this apartment soon, though. Not for any other reason than we keep breaking things. It’s quite humorous when you step back…way back. First, Kevin spilled water down the … Continue reading

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Baby/Pregnancy update

Well, we’re here in BJ waiting. I feel blessed to have made it here and to be living in an apartment that is furnished. Provided, it’s not 5 star; I was flipping pancakes with a big Chinese cleaver knife this … Continue reading

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