Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 183

Renee and our good friend Sunny!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 182

Our sweet friend Xin Ru. She is growing up so fast!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 181

Changsha traffic headed over the bridge into downtown. Notice its only bad one way!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 180

Some of our friends from the deaf school

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 178

                                                            The boys and their friends at Angels birthday party

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 177

                                             A wonderful friend carrot stuffed with peanut butter dish. Amazing!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 176

                                                         Cutting the Ma Yang Yang birthday cake. May Yang Yang is a cartoon lamb. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 175

A fish dish, standard at a Chinese dinner. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 174

Duck, it was actually pretty good. Can you see the bill there...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 173

This was a soup within a squash. Delicious!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 172

Renee's student and her Mom at Angels birthday party. 

Day 171

Went in for a relaxing massage...came out learning about 刮痧 (guasha). Won't be going back for a second session, much less the 10 they tried to sign me up for

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 167

A big waterfall in Guangzhou. In China, everything is bigger than it needs to be!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 166

Our trash bag. We set it down, and within minutes people have ripped it open looking for anything that is "not trash" It always amuses persons trash really is another's treasure

Sunday, March 13, 2011


It has been a long time since I did an actual blog post. I say that overtime, but overtime its true!
On Tuesday night, Renee was in Guangzhou for some business at the American Consulate. My job was to take care of the boys, and be a Daddy, and all that entails. Well, it was bed time and we were getting the boys ready to sleep, when I slipped on some pee from the dog. I fell hard, and caught myself with my bad arm, and dislocated it, in a very painful way. I could not put it down, and was supporting my fingers on my chin. I am sure I looked great! I called Renee, who was on the train still over an hour from home. She called a foreign friend, who came over to watch the boys. Doing all the hospital stuff….I was on my own.
Thankfully when our friend came over, she took me and the boys to the hospital. She is married to a Chinese man, and her Chinese is better than mine…my medical vocabulary is not good at all.
We went to the ER doctors office, he looked at me and sent us to X-rays. Almost 2 hours later, we got them developed, then we were sent to the actual hospital, to a ward of other people. It turns out, there is a break room on the 14th floor, so the Doctors hang out there…which was our best shot of finding one who can put my arm back in place!
it ends up, the dislocation was bad, almost dislocated two ways. They finally get it half way in…take a break and the other half slips in. That was a relief because the next step was surgery to reset it! I would not have surgery to reset it, that was the Doctors idea!
So after 3 hours, Renee finally joined us, we all went home. I was in incredible pain, but they would not give me anything unless I stayed for an IV of glucose, so I numbed myself on anvil and went to sleep.
This was our first major experience in a hospital in Changsha, and it was not all bad. We went back the next morning for some follow up and were very impressed. We actually feel more comfortable with the idea of medical help here. 
That was our adventure for the week…who knows what will happen this week? But we are excited and ready to see!

Day 164 and 165

So sorry we missed a day....I will post 2 for March 13th...

A military jet flew over our apartment today, I have never seen that in all my time here in China.

My boys learning to fly a kite....not much wind, so they were not successful. But they had fun...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 163

Saw this book at the train station. It tells you what China really thinks of our economic system!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 162

I realize this picture is not that good, but this is Tegan enjoying a delicious chicken foot after dinner!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 161

Sign in our elevator. Max 10 people, weighing 80 Kilos (176 pounds each) You can tell it was not designed for foreigners!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 160

Boys having fun with Uncle Jay and Aunt Jackie, while Mom and Dad were in Guangzhou!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 159

A picture of the moon as seen over the Xin Jiang River

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 158

Now its Prestons turn to see Minnie!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 157

Tegan meeting Minnie at the park! Clearly, this is a Chinese MInnie!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 156

More community vegetable gardens on the baks of the river. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 155

My boys playing like boys, in the muddy XinJiang

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 154

The Canton Tower in Guangzhou. Its taller than the tower in Canada, and was build for the Asian Games which where held a few months ago. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 153

Daddy and his boys on the bank of the river.