Monday, December 14, 2009

What Christmas is really all about

This past Sunday we celebrated Christmas with our "favorite" Karen family, and had a blast.  One of my coworkers, Beverly, and her husband, Bob, brought gifts for half of the family, and we brought gifts for the other half.  It was so much fun decorating the tree with ornaments that our friend Holli donated, opening presents, and then learning how to use the presents they received.  We are constantly laughing because we do a lot of pantamiming due to the language barrier.  They were most confused by the nightlight in the shape of a soccer ball (hard to explain the purpose of a night light to a family who lived the whole of their lives until a year ago without electricity).  Anyway, it was a lot of fun and we realized that Christmas is a time to remember those you love, and we love them!

Aaron & Ta Paw

Hae Blu Moo

Top row (l to r): Caroline, Aaron, Diane, Ta Paw, Pi Pi, Aye Aye, Beverly, Bob
Bottom row (l to r): Moo Blu Htoo, Moo Kae Blut, Hae Blu Moo, Moo Moo, Kai

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A new normal

I think we have found a bit of a routine after the craziness that has been the past couple of months.  We've had LOTS of parties and visitors because everyone is excited to meet Kai for the first time.  I am finishing up the semester this week, and then we'll both have a bit of a break until the spring semester gets started in mid-January.  Kai is amazing, and truly he must be the happiest baby in the world.  He is an absolute joy.  We are really excited to have some time off, and we're actually getting some work done around the house, which has been fantastic.  Life is good!