Today, three friends and I took our preschool sons to a local volunteer fire station for a tour. It was great! The boys even got a ride in a fire truck which definitly made James' day! Now he's asking me for a fire man costume to wear!!!
(I've posted more photos at my facebook account
We just experienced the strongest, longest earthquake we've ever felt since moving here over six years ago. There are still after shocks going on that can be felt as I type this.
We are fine. Some of us feel dizzy from the earthquake and aftershocks.
Psalm 46: 2 -3
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling...
For those of you living in the USA, trying to explain the smell and taste of durian to you is an adventure.
Think of garlic and rotten onions mixed together and you might have a general idea of the smell.
hotels, hospitals and many businesses have signs that say, "no
bringing in durian
Think of snail slime and you might have a general idea of the texture.
Think of eating rotten onions and garlic in the snail slime texture and burping it up for the next 24 hours or so and you'll have a general idea what the taste is like.
People here either usually love durian or don't like it at all.
Some people say it smells like hell but tastes like heaven.
Personally, I've tried it three times and do not like it in any form - fresh, pie, ice cream, candy....
Holding one is like holding a porcupine with sharp, sharp quills!
You'd never want one of these to drop on your head or try to catch it while it falls!
Kurt doesn't mind it.
Mikayla is not a big fan of it.
Neither are Kirsten, Ben and James.
Our friend, Ruth, tho, loves the stuff! So when our neighbor gave us a fresh durian off their tree, we invited her over for supper and durian!
Durian really isn't that good for you, either. It can raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels!!!
I prefer to eat Marong!
Ben has his blue belt!
In November he will test for his purple belt.
Then there is brown and black!
He is doing really well!
At NCCC yesterday his karate club held a self-defense show.
It was really enjoyable to watch!
1 Corinthians 9:25-26
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.
They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,
lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.