Friday, December 12, 2008

This week in review

Okay, my goal is to start posting daily (or at least every few days) but at least this time, it has only been a week or so! ;)

It has been an interesting weeks of ups and downs.  I have developed a respiratory infection but am on the mend (I think!).  The boys have been great and are looking forward to Christmas.  Will has already been telling me about how Santa is going to bring him things because "I'm being SOOOO good, mommy".  Funny.  He has also tried to locate "santa's camera" inside the christmas tree.  I had to tell him that it was very small and hidden so that we would not find it.

David's brother Tony is going to be able to join us for Christmas!!!  He currently lives in Syria (Damascus) and will be coming to HK from the 19th-26th.  We are so excited to have him here to celebrate the holiday.  When I told Will he said "UNCLE T-BONE!  WOO-HOO!"  It was cute.

Here are some random photos from this weeks outings:

Well, in the interest of my health, I need to make this short and go to bed!  Hope you all are having fun preparing for the holidays!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Okay...clearly I am no good at keeping up with my blog! :)  In my has been really busy around here with David working late most nights (past dinner and bedtime!) and Will giving up taking an afternoon nap about a month ago.  That has really limited my "free" time.  Oh, and I also re-formated my manuscript (from my post-doctoral research) for resubmission in a new journal (American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology).  Whew...

Everything in Hong Kong is still great!  We celebrated Thanksgiving with the boys by making a roast chicken with all the usual Thanksgiving dinner sides (stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn and of course pumpkin pie!).  We certainly missed our extended family, but had a nice day all in all.  I bought a christmas tree and am working on decorations without breaking my budget.  The kids and I are going to make a lot of homemade decorations!

We have been busy running around as usual and I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves (by the way, if you want to see the pictures in a bigger form, mouse over the image and click on the little rainbow circle in the lower left hand corner and it will show you the link to my picasa web photo album where you can see larger images).  There are a ton...despite the fact that I was camera-less for a few weeks (the boys destroyed my digital camera and we just got a new one before Thanksgiving!).  Here goes nothing...

Hong Kong Railway Museum and Tai Po Market:

Snoopy's World, Sha Tin:

Hong Kong Central Library and Victoria Park:

Avenue of Stars and Middle Road Park:

Eating Oatmeal and Kowloon Park play:

Star Ferry Ride and Hong Kong Park:

Whew...hope you enjoy the photos!  I am going to work on posting more often and including more on our day to day activites (you know...the boring stuff! LOL).

Miss you all!