Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mersades 16th Birthday!

Sorry about the very late post from Marz's birthday!  I had forgotten until this morning...

Last week Gabby and I flew to Penang to help Marz celebrate her birthday and also watch some volleyball. Even thought we didn't see a game, we got to see both of the kids practice. I guess that will have to be good enough for now. :)

Here are some pictures from the weekend. They are kind of in backwards order...

Mersades dorm dinner at Friday's. They made her get on a chair and give a speech before she got her birthday cake. 

Most of the dorm kids. 

Birthday "cake" back at the dorm. 

Ted and a friend. 

My girls. 

Everything we do, when I go visit the kids, revolves around food!  They are eating constantly! ;)

Ted going back to his Papuan roots, carrying his food stash back to the hotel. 

Growing up too fast!

Ted and his VB practice. Why this is the only VB picture I took, I don't know! ;)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

This Is Our Life

Took a screen shot of last nights Skype call with Marz and Ted. It's the only way to do family pictures these days... Well this one is minus Gavin...  All I can say is THANK GOODNESS for technology!!!  

Kids are looking good and they are doing fine at school. :).  I think they even get along... ;)

Marz VB

This momma couldn't be more proud!!  I have two kiddos playing volleyball in high school!!

Marz had a tournament in Kuala Lumpur, or KL, this last weekend. It has been reported that they won all their games!!!  Teddy had not had a game yet, so I am hoping I will get lucky and see him play this week when I go visit them for Marz's 16th birthday!  

Here are two team photos that Marz's coach has passed along. Like she said about the second picture, "you can dress them up but you can't take them out!" ;)

GO #7!!!! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Check it out!!

I finally had my camera ready and with me!!!  I have not seen a Papuan in "full" dress since the first year we were here and I did not have my camera with me. 

But today was another day... And I was prepared! My phone was with me... ;)

The back side:

And then the front:

Had to zoom in which is why the picture is a little blurry...  But I didn't want him to know I was taking a picture.  Which I am pretty sure he would not have minded. :)

All I can say is WOW!