Monday, April 28, 2008

RTK Family Reunion

This is a picture of my cousin and her little boy at the foam last year on the 4th of July. This will be the first activity for the reunion. See you all there!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The snow picture

Snow the morning after we arrived. And much to Mark's chagrin, we do live by deception pass and we for sure live in a very beautiful part of the world.

Our Travels across the country!

So we started out in Florida, where we moved out of our house and said goodbye to friends (#5-Emma, her friend Claire who moved the same day and her teacher). Then we went to Disneyland (pics1-4, 9 & 10). Tom did the last day all alone with the kids, luckily someone took a picture, while Laura and I went to Hollywood Studio and rode Tower of Terror. Then we went to Missouri and stayed with Tom's Aunt Pat and Uncle Alan. We had some good southern cookin' and rode the mule (golf cart thing), oh and sat in the "princess chair."(pics 7-8) Then we drove through Texas and New Mexico and went to Arches Nat'l Park. (obvious pictures). We drove to Utah and rode Trax to the childrens museum, that is the kids trying to stay warm in their Florida jackets. We also got to see Kelli's babies which Emma and Mattie loved and I think only Allison got dropped on her head (sorry again Kelli).

Then on to Idaho where we rode the scooter and saw Claire and Ethan off to prom. It was such a nice relaxing time, thanks mom and dad. Thursday a.m. Tom woke up at 4:30 and drove to Willard Utah and bought his coot (picture above) and with Taylors help we got a trailer. Then we left around 5:00 p.m. and drove till 2:30 a.m. at which time we arrived at the Acorn Motel. A real winner, except that it has a full size kitchen, separate bedrooms and a washer and dryer so I really can't complain. The next night it snowed, to which the kids were thrilled, but we were a little shocked. Since then we have driven around Oak Harbor and Anacortes debating buying vs. renting and where and how and everything else. The kids have been real troopers.

The last pictures were taken and the tulip fields they have up here, so pretty! and then the next is the kids treat at the Holland Happenings parade on sat. Later that night Tom took them to the carnival and they got to ride all the rides. We are happy and blessed and despite not having a home we are grateful for our blessings.

Monday, April 21, 2008

This is at the famous West Lake in Hang Zhou. We stopped at this grassy area and just like anywhere else we stop moving for more than 30 seconds people swarmed. These guys were playing with Katelynn. Eventually we got kicked off because of course you go on the grass!! --Thats probably why it looks so good, because they don't let anybody go on it. Pretty cool place!

HI Everyone,

Here is a little something from one of my guys here, thought you might find it interesting. I'm going to go ask him right now what he thinks this video means. Just follow the link...

....I don't know what is going on at all and I haven't seen any news here but just before I was leaving to come to China Keriann asked me if I was scared because China was attacking Tibet. Apparently from what I've heard, China sent relief to Tibet to help them build buildings and give them food but Tibet didn't like it so they prosted violently.
Another question I have is why are people protesting the Olympic Torch around the world? Is it because they don't want it to be in China (protesting against Chinese people)?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

and on...

Hey, tell me if you can see these or not.

Just a scooterin along...

1. Here is me getting on my sweet scooter

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

that is actually
I don't know why, but I couldn't get onto the blog until now. So I opened another blog called if anyone cares to check it out, but this is the only thing I've posted there.....

Here is the lovely Cami the night we got here, needless to say with the jet lag, and traveling with Katelynn on planes all day we were pretty tired...and a mess

Da jia hao, jiu shi zai kan kan zhe ge you mei you yong! Jiu rang ni men kan doa wo men zai zuo shen me.