Day 3

Today is a special day!  I wish my youngest grandson, Riley (“Shorob) a very “Happy 5th Birthday!”  He is in Malaysia on a holiday with his parents.  It will good to have him back. 

I gotcha now!
I gotcha now!
Grandpa, is this a good move?
Grandpa, is this a good move?

2009- Day 2

Another day is gone.  The wrap-up for CAM arrived in time for breakfast this morning.  They brought some left-over food some tools, some shelving and a gas stove.  They treated our team to supper at Pizza Hut this evening.

 

Nice job on this piece of wood.
Nice job on this piece of wood.

Day One

Happy New Year!  On New Year’s Resolution I have made is to at least upload photos once a week, if not daily!     Here are some photos I took as I checked the different polling places for the election we just had. 

Marland’s Birthday Celebration at Austin’s!

Having had Dengue Fever on my Birthday, the celebrations got kind of strung out. 

 

The Grandsons are quite Computer-Savvy!

Grandsons
Grandsons
You can’t have a Birthday celebration without Balloons, can you?
Nicely decorated balloon
Nicely decorated balloon
Austin and Dustin with their 60 Year-old Dad!
Just like Years ago!
Just like Years ago!
And here is Angelic Alice egged on by her sons to pose for the camerist!
Alice the Drama Queen
Alice the Drama Queen
Notice she still has the camera lens cap in her hand from when she was taking the previous photo!
THE FOOD!
Alice's contribution
Alice baked a great loaf of bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Nice Cheese Filled Mashed Potatoes
Delicious Scrumptuous Potatoes
Delicious Scrumptuous Potatoes

                  

                                                                                                    Stir Friied Veggies
Super tasty Veggies!
Super tasty Veggies!
HERE COMES THE COOK WITH THE “BIRTHDAY CAKE”
Marita with the special Blackberry Cobbler
Marita with the special Blackberry Cobbler
And now for the 60-Year old who is going full-bore into his 61st Year!!
Jensen wonders if Grandpa can blow it out with one blow?
Jensen wonders if Grandpa can blow it out with one blow?
Well, you can tell Language School is over!  We will likely work with tutors until our next Language Assessment in November.  We will likely find out tomorrow before we leave whether we passed or failed the different sections of the Assessment.  These days are hot.  Last night we splurged and slept with the AC on.  it was set to cool to 80 degrees!  These days need to be enjoyed because soon the cold showers will be coooold showers indeed!  We are taking a break and going to Darjeeling, India tomorrow since we have to leave the country every six months with our current visa.  We decided to spend 11 nights there relaxing. The last trip like this we spent 15 minutes in India, grabbing a bite to eat at a little 6×8 restaurant.  It looks like a rainy 10 days with temps from 68-72 degrees, brrr!  Likely no photo uploads until I return.  If I get a glimpse of Mt. Everest, I will post it!  Well, thirty-three hours till we have to be at the bus station, for the all-night ride, so I better get on to other things.  Thanks to all of you who wished me well during my Dengue Fever episode.  Also, a big thanks for all those who wished me a Happy 60th Birthday.  It’s great to be blessed with another year of life, and an honor and privilege to be able to spend it serving my LORD in this great city!

Celebrating Ellis’ 31st Birthday after team meeting!

Can he blow out the Candles with one blow?

With one blow!
With one blow!

 

 

Here is a close-up of the “birthday cake”

Alice's delicious Cinnamon Rolls
Alice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit mix
Fruit mix
Pickled Veggies another one of Ellis’ favorites!
Looks as good as it tasted!
Looks as good as it tasted!
Dustin and Megan
Two members of our team who arrived on August 22.
Two members of our team who arrived on August 22.
Ellis’ children are glad to have Dustin back in town!
Rapt Attention
Rapt Attention

Football (Soccer) Tournament Shots!

I am enjoying the time spent with these High-School age players.  I am the coach of the Remian Raiders.

Saddam gets in a head shot
Saddam gets in a head shot
It was kind of muddy to be playing but the tournament had to go on. 
Good save!
Good save!
It seems like mud and rain don’t halt games, though it makes it somewhat inconvenient. The ball doesn’t act in the water like it does on grass!
Sliding for the kick.
Sliding for the kick.
Someone is going to have some laundry to do before the next game!
Saddam on the move.
Saddam on the move.
The young man in the blue uniform is on my team.  He is one of the friendliest fellows on the team.
Too little too late!
Too little too late!
This poor goalie couldn’t stop this shot!
The Game is over!
The Game is over!
This looks tired but still smiling even though my team won 6-0!