Saturday, March 24, 2012

We're not just visiting......

.......we get to live here! We are blessed!
Another great hike and picnic in the mountains today (and only a 15 minute drive from our house).

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Breaking News!

Tonight Tyler Shuman asked Jennifer Sartin to marry him and she said YES! Congratulations you two! We love you both (and I look forward to finally having another girl- and a daughter-in-law!!! - in our family of men!). Tentative wedding date - sometime in July! More to follow!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is happening!

My tulip plant is in full bloom!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A walk in the park

Tim took this shot on his iPhone.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cool mementos from Thailand

Tim is home and I am happy!
Check out the cool gifts he brought back from generous friends in Thailand. Well, one of these gifts is not so cool and it is hiding in my cupboard so I don't have to look at it! Guess which one!!
Inside these beautiful wooden boxes is a wonderful surprise - delicate and very detailed flowers carved out of soap.

The soap flowers were purchased at the night market in Chiang Mai. Here is the seller at his stall, carving a flower out of soap.

Yup! This would be the not-so-cool gift! Fried larvae. Yum! Adults and kids eat these as a snack in Thailand. 

Banana chips in different flavors. We won't know what the flavor is until we sample them since we can't read the Thai description on the bag!

A gift for me from a staff member of Chiang Rai International Christian School. This scarf is gorgeous, the most beautiful I've ever had. Tim goes back to Thailand in November. I think I need to go with him so I can thank this staff member in person!