Saturday, April 21, 2018


Last night was a complete blast!  Well, that's if you aren't afraid to get up in sing in front of all your "siblings".  

Jen and I took the kids to Red Box, a rent a room for four hours to sing karaoke joint, for something different to do.  We were later joined by another Tembag family...  We had a BLAST!!  At least the moms did! I don't want to brag or anything, we definitely out did the kids.  I guess that's what happens when you don't care if your kids are embarrassed or not.  I mean after all, we were only having fun... AND... we were Superstars!! ;D

The gang:  Sorry some of the pics are crappy... dark room and lots of motion... ;)

Random pics of the night.

Jen and Ted's awesomeness with "Call Me Maybe" or is it "Baby". ;)

Gavin and Ted's scream-o mix.  Needless to say, it was awful! :D

The crowds response...  It's very telling... lol!

Clearly the best singers of the night...

Uh.... Best dancer????  Gonna have to tell you, that private boarding school education is really paying off!! ;D

And last but not least... My babies!  Loving every minute of my time with them!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Back On-Line

Where have I been for the last three ++ weeks? Well, some would say in a mental institution... close... very close...

I've actually been in Tembagapura, WITH OUT INTERNET!  Yes, for three++ weeks.

So yesterday, just before I escaped the island, the Internet came back on!  And just in time too!! Because..... at 11:30 in the morning I was still sitting in the airport in Timika wondering why we have not boarded our plane that was suppose to take off at 11:20.

So like a good woman, I asked.

And the answer was awesome!  The plane had a blown tire (I actually don't know if it was blown or just flat, but blown makes the story better...).  So we had to wait until another tire was flown in on a later flight in order for the tire to be fixed.  One would think that the airlines would have spare tires hanging out at airports, but I guess not in Papua...

Thankfully while we were waiting, the Internet turned back on because I now had to get my connecting flights to Malaysia changed for the next day.  We were suppose to arrive at 1:45pm, but our plane finally landed in Bali at 6:30 local time.  I missed my original Malaysia flight at 4:30 and thankfully I had the foresight to just book a flight for the next day and not the 7 pm flight.  By the time I finally got my luggage and ran over to the International terminal, I would have missed that flight too.

Now I am just hanging out in Bali until my flight this afternoon.  I know, hardships... ;)

Just in case you were wondering, I only had 94 FB notifications waiting for me this morning!  Weeeezzzzoooorr... That's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)

PS... Other than not being able to FaceTime the kids, I actually liked being cut off.  You all should try it sometime... ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Track Meet - Gavin

I don't have a lot of info other than Gav had a track meet today.  Dalat competed against three other schools.  Gavin took home 1st place in the discus and 4th place in shot put!  Congratulations Gavin!!

Thank you Teddy for being a good brother and taking these videos for your Mommy! :D

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ACSC Taiwan - Day 4

Last day of games.  Last games of Tedd's high school career.  Bittersweet but happy that we could be in Taiwan to watch Ted play!

Starting the morning off, with a pic of Ted, mom and dad before boarding the big pink bus.  We don't have too many of these, so always nice to get.

First game of the day...  If we lose this, we will be out of the tournament...

Coach giving the boys a "come on boys, this is it" pep talk.

Our partial Dalat cheering section.  There were three others, but we were spread out throughout the gym.  That gym was very small!  I had to stand on the bleachers throughout the whole game just so I could see most of the court.  I will say, God knows what He's doing by having me be a boarding mom.  These games are hard to watch, stay quite, and keep the heart rate at anything other than heart attack level!!  lol!! :D

AND THEN!!! We finally had a win!!  So we got to play a second game ... playing for 5th place... AND THEN....

We lost...... I have no pictures of the second game of the day other than this one of the coaches son and me.  He's a little card and it would not surprise me if one day he plays college basketball!  I did finally get him to admit that I was a better basketball player than Teddy because I can do a reverse layup. That was a very hard thing for him to do.  He LOVES Teddy!! :D  I think his jaw dropped to the floor when he saw me do one!

Dalat's Team

The Seniors.

Then it was on to the award ceremony for the boys and after we met up with Ted and a friend.

Ted was trying to call Mars and they answered!!! :D

Trying to get a good pic and I had no willing volunteers to help me get a pic in front of the sign.  Taichung was the city we stayed in and where Morrison's school was located.

Ted and his buddy Trevor

Mom, Ted, and Dad.  Our final pic of the trip.

Now we are sitting in the airport waiting for our flight back to Indonesia...

So thankful that I was able to spend this time with Ted and watching him play.  Three months of high school left!  It's going to go fast! xo

Friday, February 23, 2018

ACSC Taiwan - Day 3

Day Three... more of the last two days.  That's about all there is to say.  

The boys lost another two games yesterday.  They started the first game of the day with all the normal starters, but that's about all.  That didn't last long...  Teddy did play both games.  He is heel is better but you can tell it's still bothering him.  Here he is warming up for the first game of the day.

The second game of the day... This game was actually a close one.  They lost only by three points.

Unfortunately, this game also gave us two more injured players!!  Thankfully one was just a Charlie horse.  The other we are waiting to hear about... It was a hard fall on the knee cap.  Nothing broken, but I believe the player felt a bit of movement.  Can we just be healthy people?? 

By the way... These two injuries happened within 30 seconds of each other!! Goodness!

Finally the beatings were over and we took the boys out for dinner.  TGI Fridays was the restaurant of choice.  The boys had a great meal and didn't seem too down in their spirits.

And that was all she wrote for Day Three.  Back to the hotel we went in the pink bus.  Today we play again at 9:00.  The best we can do at this point of the tournament is 5th place.  If we win at 9 we play again at 12.  If not, we are finished...

Come on boys!!  Let's win our last two!! :D

Thursday, February 22, 2018

ACSC Taiwan - Day 2

Day Two of the tournament went about as well as Day One.  Dalat's team is rife with injuries.  Teddy was out the first two games with his Achilles.  Another starter, Jeremy, injured his ankle is the second game on the first day.  So needless to say, Dalat had an upward battle on day two.

Since we rode the team's pink Hello Kitty bus to the school with the boys, we were quite early to the games.  So while the boys were warming up for game one of day two, Chris got out his handy dandy global communications device and started talking mining and Papua with one of the other dads.

Teddy warming up... There's hope that he may get to play.  His heel is feeling a bit better...

Chatting it up with coach..... and.... then.... nope.  A no go on the first game of the day. :(

The start of game two...

And Teddy Bear gets to play!! Finally!  :D

Well, since I don't think I posted the scores from the first day, lets just say Dalat is far from undefeated! lol!  Their win loss record is 0-4! :(

After the games for the day we hop on the pink magic bus and take the boys to an all you can eat buffet, Taiwan style.

These next few pictures are from my Indonesian friend Juni because, can you believe, I did not take a single one in the restaurant!!

After the boys stuffed themselves, we hopped back on the bus and headed to the hotel.  It was time to put these tired boys to bed.

Coaches and Dads

The boys always sat at the back of the bus.  They loved all the pinkness! ;)

Day Two over... Time to put this momma to bed. :D