Saturday, February 20, 2010

busy day part 3....

so it's been a couple of weeks but the end to the busy day on feb 6 was a birthday party for a four year old.... random highlights below....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CNY Reunion Dinner

well since i've never actually been to a reunion dinner here i really don't know what they're all about but we did try to have our own...basically we had a potluck and played apples to apples...of course i had to pull my camera out... i get some great faces of my friends when i pull it out :) then i had to play with photoshop and make a here it is below...enjoy :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

One of the best times of year in's one of the few times ok only times where Singapore's streets are crowded...where there are more white people out than asians and where 90% of the shops close... but it's beautifully decorated and plesant to be out and about...granted this day was HOT... after we got home we figured out that the heat index temp was 109 F...that's hot...actual temp about 90 i think :) gotta love humidity :) so here's a collage of pics i made from sunday's jaunt around sg... enjoy...if you want to see more check them out here.... CNY 2010 photos

Friday, February 12, 2010

Where in the world...

I often get the question of where my students are during international week they were setting up the courts for the different i took advantage of the flags and had my kids find their flag and took a pic of them with it... so here you go....



South Korea





one is missing from the above pic...
so there you have it an international school classroom at its best :) i love my kids and it is amazing to teach such a unique group of kids. think of the connections they have to the world as a three, four, or five year old!!

Monday, February 08, 2010

a new discovery...

so i just maybe already know this but if i embed a pic from my smug mug site it goes much faster than uploading from my hard drive...yea :)

what a weekend...

wow it was a busy week and weekend...

friday night was international night

saturday was championship basket ball games

U14 this time

girls got 1st....boys got 2nd...

and a 4 year old birthday party...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

international week

so this week in school is one of my favorites...this is the week were we celebrate our internationalness :) and each year we have an international dress day...where the kids can wear their traditional clothes. below is a compilation of group photos from this year's dress day...the week always ends with international night, which includes food, games, and performances from the "home" countries of our students. it's a great night...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

here are a few of my favorite....

so i didn't think it would be so hard to find pictures of my favorite places...they are after favorite places...but most of them stem from memories of my childhood and lets face it
a. digital cameras weren't around then
b. i wasn't taking pictures, cuz well i was a child...although we did play photography studio... are a few of my favorite places
first off when i think of my fav places i immediately think of my grandparents farm in northern north's quite run down now as it hasn't been lived in for a long time i'd say almost 12 years and this was taken about 4 years ago...
the farm
next is my home town... good old Eau Claire...particularly my parents' back yard...which i searched and searched and searched and couldn't find the picture i knew i took last summer...but this yard holds many memories...from snow forts and sledding to pool parties to bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties...more recently roasting marshmallows with friends kids...
Eau claire
found one...pretty sure i didn't take it tho cuz there's lilacs and i haven't seen lilacs in mom and dad's yard in 6 years...look at that hill it makes for some great sledding :)

next is a little strange, but i love this pic of my mom at her parents' graves...again in ND
next in the travels we get to the mountains of Virginia...probably my 2nd most visited place in the grew up around here so memories attached to these mountains are hikes with cousins, fights of aluminum cans, many a trip into a cavern or two, and then the drives that take us nowhere but always give a great insight into dad's growing up years
next is the town i went to university cloud, mn...i still return there once a year or so to see two dear friends of mine and their lovely families but i don't have pictures of the towns so you'll have to enjoy pictures of the people...which is actually more a fav of the town...wouldn't go there if they weren't there :) dawn and katie expect your photo be taken next summer...i have and miss you both :)
St. Cloud

Next we come to my third home city...Singapore...i love it here...the people, the busyness, the atmosphere, i rarely find something to dislike in my home away from "home"

So that's a few of my favorite places...this idea came from the i heart faces challenge of the week so head on over to there to see the button below...