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Our adventurous week in pictures!

He rented this choo-choo train type of set-up, with each bike piggybacked on the one in front.

I can't spell sometimes!  This photo should say PEDALING, not pedalling.  Let that be your spelling word of the day.
Edited to add: Hannah's given name at birth was Min-Yu, but went by her nickname of Nini, that sounds like "knee knee."

Lindsey and I got to ride normal bikes, which were so much easier and more enjoyable.  Poor Kelly!  He thought the surrey was difficult, but this train-tricycle business was much worse.  I rode it briefly and named it the thigh master.  The next day, we got to attend Janette's baptism, following church.  This is mainly all the foreigners in our ward, with two Taiwanese girls in the front, Ruth and the one whose name I don't know.  We have several members from the Philippines here, who are absolutely delightful and have such faith.

Joy was Christopher's bride in the Shakespeare play that they did together a few months ago.  My grammar was suffering when I edited this photo and now it will be too much of a pain to fix.  New ward boundaries DON'T separate good friends.  Is that better?
Apron city!  When we get them all finished, I want to do a photo of everyone wearing them.  Wish us luck.
All our pictures with Julie were blurry, unfortunately.  We drove up to Taipei to see her a few days ago while she was in town.  Julie was our neighbor in Texas, then moved to Taiwan.  Then she moved to China, and we moved to Taiwan! 


Jennifer said…
How fun!!! I LOVE the aprons--such cute fabric. :-)
Kellie said…
You are having lots of fun... Happy pedaling.
Amanda said…
It definitely sounds like you guys are getting plenty of exercise! I love the huge bike. I'm sure the girls had a blast!
As far as bluebonnets go, you didn't miss too much this year because of the drought. The red wildflowers are pretty!
Dianne said…
Looks like a great week-end! That bike beats all, as long as you're not in the drivers seat. Kelly is a trooper.
The aprons turned out darling, for lots of happy cooking. Well done, that's a big project.
Nick's bishop at school texted me that his call is sent out...
Bobbi said…
The apron fabrics are very cute, what a fun project. We helped our young women make them, and it's more work than you expect. But you are always amazing, from Shakespeare to hostessing to travel guide on your blog!
This was a really fun blog and I love the family picture!!! Are the aprons easy to make? I was thinking it would be fun to make matching ones for Mallory, Juliette and myself. Keep up the fun (and blogs!)

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