Saturday, January 22, 2011


I am not sure what is going on with my blog.... I have been trying to make a blog post for the last week, but it is not posting. I don't know if it is my internet, or if it is I will keep trying, sorry for the delays...

We will see if I can at least post text now. I may have to reupload the pictures from the post of Australia Zoo and try again. :(

Take care,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One Year!

It's hard to believe, but we have now lived in Papua, Indonesia for one year!! It's been a great year for our family. We have done so many new things. We miss the USA lots, but we are enjoying our time in Indonesia.

Here is a picture of Chris and the kids January 11, 2010...

Here is a picture of us November 2010....

We have been very blessed!
Many more adventures to come....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Gold Coast Fun

This is a TEST!

I am just going to see if these pictures post, and then if they do, I will go back and write "the story".

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As most people know, my parents flew over to meet us in Australia for Christmas. While we we there, we spent time in Cairns, Gold Coast, and Sydney.

We spent the first three days in Cairns to get all our Doctor and Orthodontist appointments out of the way. The next stop was the Gold Coast (south of Brisbane). That is where we spent Christmas... in a hotel. That is where these pictures come from....

After scouring the stores, my mom and I found a tree.... A very SMALL tree.... A very GOLD tree... but it was a tree nevertheless! :)

Here are the kids decorating the tree.

The tree decorated. It only took a few seconds. :)

This picture makes the tree look beautiful!

On top of the hotel we were staying at, was a revolving restaurant. This is where we spent Christmas Eve. There was no oyster stew or BBQ's, but the sea food (according to everyone else because I don't eat sea food) and steak was great! And no, we did not sing Um Ya Ya! Although we were tempted! :D

Wow, even presents showed up Christmas morning!

So, while we were planning our vacation in AU, everyone of our AU friends in Tembagapura told us how HOT it would be! Well let me tell you.... There was NO heat! It rained for the first TWO weeks we were there! But don't let that stop us! Christmas morning after breakfast, we spent time in the hot tub. We were the only ones in the pool area, but Tidak Massala (No Worries/Problem)! What's a little rain when we usually are up to our eyeballs in SNOW!

It's still raining, but what's up next on our things to do list?? Go to the beach! I think we had a dry spell here, for all of five minutes. Because my hair is still dry!

The rain has started again, but we are having fun! :)

The gloomy sky...

So that was our Christmas Day. What's a little bit of rain or snow? It doesn't matter, we were with family celebrating our Savior's Birth!
Jesus Christ is Born!


Playing catch-up again....

In November we had a last minute trip to Singapore to get our visas renewed so we wouldn't be illegal in Indonesia. So the company sends us to Singapore for a couple of days. It takes longer flying back and forth than the time spent in Singapore. But no worries, it was still fun to get to explore a little bit of Singapore!

We arrived, at what I believe to be the best time of the year, just after the Christmas decorations had been put up. Singapore goes all out! This first picture was taken the night we arrived. Their streets are just full of lights! And pretty much each street had a theme and decoration scheme.

There is "high end" shopping all over the place in Singapore. Mersades wanted her picture taken in front of this sign. Hope it is NOT a sign of things to come!! :)

Our first time at a Hard Rock.

Looking at more of the Christmas lights after dinner.

Chris' favorite store.... Mine too! It was jewelry!! :D

One day we went touring. Here is the worlds largest observation wheel... "The Singapore Flyer!" We loved it!

The capsules we road in.

Different views from the "Wheel".

An attempt at a family picture with the camera set on a timer, and balancing on the camera bag. Not bad... We had the whole capsule to ourselves!

After the Singapore Flyer, we too a boat ride around the harbor. It was HOT!

Loved the HUGE ships!

A neat looking tree.

My three favorite things about Singapore... The Singapore Flyer, the Huge ships, and the three tower building with a ship on top!

Here's a closer view of the building.

Going to Singapore was a great quick trip. Someday we will have to go back and explore more of what the city has to offer!