Sunday, January 31, 2016

Updated picture blog 2

So, I'm back with more pictures from our time in the US last year.  As I look back on these pictures I'm sitting in our kitchen starring out the window seeing snow and a coal dust cloud hovering over the city and -50 F outside.  You might notice a lot of the pictures depicts beautiful summer weather and greenery. Of course, I have to include food pictures. 

I added this picture so you can see the difference between the playground in the US versus the best playground we have found here in T.  Can you tell which one is from where?

Jesse has a tradition of taking each boy camping every summer.  This is the camping trip he took with Matthew while in the US.  It was so much more expensive to camp here because you have to pay for a campsite and even for firewood.  I think it's better in T-land.

Above is camping in T-land.  The following pictures are in the US:

I took this picture to show friends here in T.  They were amazed at the amount of different doughnuts.  There is only one kind here.

Hiking with the cousins.  Beautiful green.

Matthew had his birthday with his cousins.  It was so awesome to be there!

The kids playing in my brother's front yard.  I miss seeing green grass.

I love this picture.  Matthew loved his cousin and still talks about how much he misses her.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

We're back

A lot of you thought we had given up this blog.  The truth is we've just been too lazy to update it.  The last time it was updated was almost a year ago so we have a lot to catch you up on.  I think pictures speak best so i'll just spend the next few blog posts updated you with pictures (and maybe a few explanations).  Enjoy!

 Matthew wanting to fly the plane.  He spent about 10 minutes asking the pilot "what's that?" and "what's that?" and "what does this do?".  They loved it.
 Spring is so beautiful in Cary (where my parent's live).  My favorite flower is the tulip.  This yard has beautiful tulips every year.  We came back after 4 month of cold, dark, and dirty (coal dust) Siberia to a warm, beautiful North Carolina spring.  It was just what we needed.

 Matthew in my parent's yard.  Good job on that green grass dad.
 Of course, the boys were overly spoiled by their grandparents (as they should be).
 The most glorious site ever.  After 2 1/2 years of eating chicken, potatoes, and mushy soup this is what my mom cooked for our first Sunday back (it was Easter).  I couldn't eat fast enough.
 Yes.  This is me consuming a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and I'm enjoy every minute of it.  So what that I felt sick for 3 days.  It was worth every bite.
This little cafe is where I spent almost every day of my senior year in High School for lunch.  It hasn't changed one bit.

I'll leave this for now.  Check back in a few weeks for the continuing saga our the last year.