Saturday, December 10, 2011

Daily Life and Special Events

Patty and the girls taking the laundry down to get washed. 
This picture is from the girls bedroom window.

Some friends took us to the zoo in November.
Alayna is sponsoring this exhibit! 

Our friends and their youngest son. 

I fractured my foot playing bola sepak - soccer. It was only a small, hairline fracture. I was on crutches for a couple of days but am now back to playing. Fun Fact: ER visit, consultation, x-rays, temporary cast and a followup visit all for 65 Ringgit (about $20 USD).

Getting a visit from the girls while waiting for our turn to play. 

Since I am not very good and am only a little bit afraid of the ball
they let me play goalie.

Christmas dress from Grandma Boo. We let them open these
gifts early as we have a few Christmas parties to attend.

Alyvia calls it her twirly dress.

Starbucks puts on a yearly Christmas part and our friend
who is a manager invited us.

Start 'em young! ...on chocolate milk.

The girls are often the center of attention wherever we go. People want to hold them, touch and get a picture with them. For the most part they do very well. At times, like this Christmas part, it gets a little crazy and they will get overwhelmed. Then we come in and rescue them from their adoring masses. We are grateful they do so well as they open the doors for us to make new friends.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Place & Event

Batu Caves - A Hindu Holy Place
272 Steps, 140 ft. statue

Many out, they bite

Festival of Sacrifice. 
Commemorating When Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son.
Unloading the cows. Tie them to the fence and drive the truck away 
(picture taken from our window)

Offering one of the sacrifices a last meal

In total there were 9 cows sacrificed.

 7 families go in together to purchase a cow and the meat is divided accordingly. has more information under Eid al-Adha.

Patty was able to talk to a couple of ladies who were very helpful in explaining the in's and out's of everything and what the meaning was.

We were also able to meet a a couple of influential people in the community (and kids who fed the girls)

The butchering is done by the men and then distributed to the appropriate people.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Home

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


The girls favorite: Dragon Fruit. Later it will be dragon poop

Language class

This one's for you, Dad B. Something like pine trees in the tropics.

5 little flowers


Sunrise out our 14th floor window

Meanwhile, back in Washington...

...Patty's mom has taken to feeding the wildlife 

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Things

 Meeting some of the kids

 Our neighbor who is helping us learn the language and culture

Cicak (Chichak) I (P) don't mind lizards, but I hate rubber toys and these remind me of a rubber toy so they cause me to freak out!

Our finished kitchen!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Flower Girls for Uncle Jeff & Aunt Erika

Traveler Extraordinaire
Non-Traveler Extraordinaire

Sudanese Sword Dance
Sudanese Culture Event
Durian (Google it!)
First time in the Ocean

It's Windy!

Breaking of the Ramadan fast with friends
Putting on a sarong - Guy style

How many guys does it take to put on a sarong?

Girl Style - Skirt or Dress

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