my day off…

I have no idea how long it’s been since I have been on a bike to just cruise. If I have been on a bike in the last few years, it’s been for a workout. But today-it was for sightseeing! SO AWESOME! Today was a good day. In my BPS “Year to Remember” class this […]

chinese acrobats

Well, 2 blog entries in one night, but i just had to add these fabulous photos that kylee took at the acrobats. I took my little camera, and she was smart, and brought her big camera…so my photos turned out so lame, and her’s were way better. Anyway, the show started at like 7:15, and […]

happy birthday colton!!!!-he's 10

Things are winding down from the day, and there is actually some quiet in the house. I am always so relieved when the babies are asleep, and the older kids are mellowing out, and I actually have a little time to breathe. We kicked off the week with Colton’s 10th Birthday!  Wow… it’s hard to […]

the wet market

This week has gone by so fast… it’s sat. afternoon, and the big kids are at rugby with eric, and the babies are home with kylee and i. we spent the morning cleaning house, and now the babies are asleep, and I may have about 20 minutes to sit in a clean, quite house… oh, […]

The Great Wall

I have wanted to visit the Great Wall since we got here… I would have gone on the first day if I had the chance. It was the number one thing I wanted to check out. I guess that somehow, I thought that I’d be able to see it from everywhere… like, I had a […]

Expats for Olympic Torchbearers…PLEASE VOTE!!

Alright.. I would love your help everyone!! I just met this cutest girl, her name is Ellie Goldrup… she is awesome. She and her family have lived all over the world with the state department… anyway, she was lucky enough to win a competition that made her a finalist to be able to carry the […]

Great Saturday

It’s 9:30pm, and after this busy day, I am totally exhausted!It’s been a great day! We woke up and cleaned the whole house. I love the all-clean house feeling! That lasted for about 45 seconds… (chuckle)…today started out really quite rainy, but the rain went away and the afternoon was all blue skies(since we never […]

fabric market

So Friday afternoon, for a Relief Society field trip, we went to the biggest fabric market here in Beijing. Eric came home from work so that Kylee and I could both go.  I guess there are several, but that this one is the biggest. I can’t remember the name of it –  I have to […]

thursday night

Thursday night means RUGBY for my boys (mostly E, but Colton and Cory have been tagging along.  Practice is 2 days a week, and games on Saturday. Eric has had a fascination with the sport since BYU days, and seriously just loves it. it gives me stress, cause it always seems like he (and everyone) […]

appreciation contemplation

Today was ‘appreciation day’ in our household. I have been thinking a lot about things I appreciate…how things are different. It’s kind of shocking how significantly my life has changed! It has given me LOTS to think about.  I was given some advice about moving to a foreign country before we came…I was told not […]