Sunday, August 05, 2012


A chronological Aimee turn, actually 2 turns because she struck proverbial gold on turn 2.

Step 1: Stick tongue out at playing partner.

Step 2: Do some mental math, including permutation analysis.

Step 3: Make conclusion.

Step 4: Live with the results.

Step 5: Roll a yahtzee on the next turn.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Hamamatsu Japan

Not sure how I get more food pics than sights.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Manchester United in town

Kids enjoyed seeing these guys play a Shanghai team.

Friday, July 27, 2012

1 Kings 2:2-4

Enjoyed talking about being worthy of a King's crown with this guy today.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Biking to the sea

Saw some cool sites on a 35 mile ride to the sea and back. Quite a rarity to have some blue sky sprinkled in as the summer months are especially hazy.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our hand held bug zapper versus an ant

The zapper wins. Watch for the spark. We need a Japanese beetle next.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

An official tea ceremony

Enjoyed a drink at a famous tea house. That's friends Asa and Miriam of the Meyer family. The ceremony was conducted by a professional so no one was seriously injured.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Favorite Chinese food

This dumpling is arguably the best dumpling type in the city, and these pictured come from the most famous maker, 'Little Yang's Fried Dumplings'. Its a favorite of the whole family.

Jet Lag strikes again

He was playing normally and then it went quiet. The girls fell asleep in front of 'Ice Age 1'. Elijah is still awake here at 9:40.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cheez-its are not on sale

Please note that there are about 6.3 Chinese yuan per dollar.

The starting 5

Been playing a lot of hoops with the guys from work. They typically go at least 3 hours per outing. Ouch. Here a few joined for dinner at a local dive that serves up Korean inspired fare.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pajama party

In China, it's not uncommon for people to wear pajamas out and about. I was fortunate to have captured this nice set for you.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Walk up hibachi bar

First time finding this option in China. Just belly up to the bar. Get ready for a date here Mrs. Bowman!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sunday, June 03, 2012

East Shanghai Church

A city walk today included a historic church building that is still active, albeit with government approval.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Name that frog

Sure, the fish is easy enough, but where's the frog?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mongolian BBQ

This was my choice of dipping sauce for a recent meal at a 'hot pot' restaurant.....imagine a cauldron of boiling soup and you chuck your choice of raw meats, vegetables, seafood, and more into it. 2 thumbs up.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Look Out USA!!

I just sent off this beautiful, priceless, fun package your way. Please handle with care!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I hauled, literally, this crew to the big playground today. They think it's the greatest thing although we almost didn't make it up the small hill along the way.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beautiful weather in Tokyo

A real blessing to have some dedicated family time, with beautiful weather. And Mickey continues to run a tight ship. Everything is in tip top shape.

Nemo's Mom

At the Nemo exhibit,

Rachel: it's too bad Nemo's Mom died....eaten by a shark.

Elijah: that was not a shark Rachel

Dad: It was a barracuda I believe. You know Rachel, even turtles sometimes eat fish. Your turtle Gloria (out house pet) will one day eat fish too.

Rachel: Well, we will just get her Daddy fish.

Dad: Great idea Rach.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Love Samuel

The character is "Love". Spot on buddy!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

JingAn Sculpture Park

Aimee and kids are in the background.

Growth Spurt

Pardon the porcelain measuring stick but Rachel is now 5' 9"

Saturday, May 05, 2012


Elijah speeding along a river near our home. He was doing about 40 km/hr at this moment. ; )

Friday, May 04, 2012

New past time

The kids invented "sock wars" on the tramp today. So refined....

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Rachel makes flowers seem so much more beautiful.

(hey Lisa, yesterday's park was Century Park - it's very close to our home and big enough that we can find some space to ourselves)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Motley crüe

At the park with friends, plus the Meyer kiddos. We are a walking attraction

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pools Open

Samuel 3.5, Elijah 7, Rachel 4.5, Anna 9.5

Diving Board installation is next week.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


This was our reward lunch at work today for some new business contracts. Nice.

New Pizza Hut flavor

Yes, now offering Pepperoni. That should tell you something about the 'standard' fare.