Saturday, October 31, 2009

Only Enough for One Pie


Only Enough for One Pie, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Last year, we made oodles and oodles of applesauce, apple butter, and apple pies from our tree, but we only had five apples this year!

It was so delicious. Good job, George!

Fall Leaves


Fall Leaves, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We went on a lovely walk together this morning. We got rained on and prayed and took pictures of fall leaves.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Boys' Group Monopoly


Boys' Group Monopoly, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

October 23

New Chairs and Couch


New Chairs and Couch, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

October 13

Open House for Indonesian Earthquake

October 11

The Malays and Indonesians in town organized this at the last minute to benefit the Indonesian earthquake victims. Yani's family went and deliver food and water to the victims within a week of this open house that raised $2600!

Noorul and Bongsu


Noorul and Bongsu, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Noorul just came to the US on September 22 with her husband, Khairol (behind her on the left) and three children. He youngest was only 2 months old when they stepped on the plane. She is a brave woman!

I am helping her with her English, and she is helping me with my Malay. It is a great match

Beautiful Server


Beautiful Server, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

YUMMY and HOT!


YUMMY and HOT!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I said "Sangat Panas" instead of "Sangat Pedas". That is what I get for trying to translate a word from English to Malay instead of just thinking Malay all the way. Panas and Pedas means "hot". in English, and we use them interchangeably to mean "spicy hot" or "hot weather". Doesn't work in Malay. They all had a big laugh about that.

It is so nice to feel like a child in language again. I love the challenge of it!

Server Supri


Server Supri, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Kim and Me at Tea


Kim and Me at Tea, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

October 1

It is our tradition to take each other out for tea on our respective birthdays. Kim's is actually on September 30th, but both of our days were crazy. Kim is one of my dearest friends!

Happy Birthday, Kim!


Happy Birthday, Kim!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Thirty-nine for the first time!

Serenity Tea after a Busy Week

It was an insane week for me. The busiest I have had in a long time. I almost canceled a couple of times, but I am so glad we could just sit and talk for three uninterrupted hours in a quiet setting.

Beautiful Katherine


Beautiful Katherine, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

September 27

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rebekah's Shower


2009_10070042, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

October 4, 2009