Monday, July 25, 2011

Thursday off

Thursday each week are our days off. This past week, we spent a day out on the town and we had a blast!

 First, we stopped so Kelsey and Cat could get some new glasses.... everyone tried some on!

Next, we went to get our hair shampooed and head was definitely worth the less than $5 we paid!

 Cat and Kelsey's cost 20NT less than Leah's and mine..... still don't understand why!
 Leah, happy with the end result and loving that we had this opportunity.We all enjoyed it! A must-do if you are ever in Taiwan!

Then, we went to get Mango tea, which was good, and even great if you actually like tea....

After picking up our tea, we headed for the Christian bookstore. We were unsure of exactly where it was, but when we were wondering if we were headed in the right direction, we saw our friend, Gwo Hwei, and he pointed us in the right direction..... thank You, God! We made it there without any further problems and enjoyed doing a little shopping.

By this time, we were all pretty hungry, so we went to a local pizza place. We were all pretty excited about our pizza lunch! .

We couldn't miss out on possibly a last chance to get mango bing, so we headed across the street and through the park to the mango bing place, but were distracted by these creatures made entirely out of kitchen pots, pans, and utensils.... pretty impressive, right?!

And since we were taking pictures anyway, we had to get a group picture!

We finally arrived and got our mango bing. It was absolutely delicious!

Another must-have if you're ever in Taiwan!!!!!

As much as we enjoy our days off, we always look forward to getting back to the Home to love on the babies.... they are missed on our days out!

Blessings from the past week:
-Final papers arrived for one of our little ones, and her parents are coming to get her on August 2!
-One of our babies was allocated and has a new name.
-It is beautiful here.... I'm continually blessed by the beauty I see on walks and bike rides. It's a great reminder of how great our God is!
-Jun Jun, Renee, and Meredith, who faithfully come out on Thursdays, so we can have a day off. What a blessing they are!

Prayer Requests:
-Paperwork to move more quickly... it has been much slower than last summer.
-The older kids at camp this week.
-A couple of our babies, who are still struggling with coughs/colds
-A situation with one of our babies
-Birth mothers- it is such an act of love on their part to give up their little ones. They know they can't take care of their babies and and they want a better life for them.... what a terribly difficult decision to have to make!


  1. Looks like a fun day! I don't know what mango bing is, but looks yummy!
    Glad to see you are doing well!

  2. Ohmylanta. We definitely went to Taiwan the wrong summer. Geez!

    Just kidding. =)