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“The Costume Party”

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We had a great day today, and a great night tonight. I love when spontaneous fun just happens :)

It all started when Jasmine got a game out tonight and asked if we could play. I was about to make some cookies (yummy) but told her I’d be happy to join in once I got them in the oven (toaster oven). She then went and asked Michael if he’d play, and Michael just jumped right in and said yes … the game started with Michael and Jasmine and Trevin, while Kaylee Ann and Spencer helped me out in the kitchen with the cookies. Jill was happily playing some wonderful background music on her new piano. This combination of playing games, cookie making, and music playing created what can only be described as the perfect environment for something spontaneous and fun to occur… and that it did.

After the first batch of cookies came out of the oven, Spencer went and put on a costume, and always creative Kaylee Ann decided we’d have a costume party with cookies and dancing. As I pulled the first batch of cookies out of the lil’ oven, I saw Spencer doing some pretty cool dance moves to Kaylee Ann’s drumming. I figured this was looking like something worth capturing, so I started filming the fun. Jasmine and Michael finished their game right about this time, and decided to join in on the costume wearing, cookie eating, dancing party. After recording a few clips – we all decided it would be cool to record one more final clip to post for our friends and family to see. For your viewing enjoyment… drum roll please … The Costume Party (& Dancing & Cookie Eating Party too of course):

This happens to be a bonus post (yes, for those that read this far – you get an extra little bonus – lucky you!). We had so much fun filming our little dance party, and it got me looking at all our videos we’ve taken since arriving in Beijing. I decided to play around with iMovie some more and created a short movie trailer, “Becoming Beijingers.” We hope you enjoy it:

- Todd

It is the day that never ends…

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Funny Faces @ LAX

… it will go on and on my friends.  Some people started flying, not knowing how long it’d be, and they just keep on flying forever just because – it is the day that never ends…

Wow – that was one super duper ooper long day.  It started at about 3:30 am in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, the sun came up at about 6:30 am while on our first flight, and the sun didn’t set until just before we finally arrived three flights later in Beijing on Wednesday evening at 8 pm.  Although the sun was up the entire time as we followed it (or it followed us) from Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening – seems we somehow lost an entire day (or night I guess) in the process.  One tired group of travelers finally arrived at our temporary apartments in Beijing close to 10:30 pm Beijing time.  Boy, were we exhausted.

The Technology that made the 14 hours bearable for all.

Thursday morning has arrived, kids are starting to stir – but made it until just after 6 am, pretty good all things considered.  I’d have to say that although the flights lasted seemingly forever, I’m very impressed with Korean Air.  Each seat back had a personal movie/game/etc… station that made things bearable for each of us on the 14 hour flight.  Plus, the meals were great, and they gave some nice toys and other items to each of the kids on the flight.  Would highly recommend Korean Air for oversea flights – much much better than our experiences on United w/out the aid in having technology for everyone.

Here are a few more photos of the trip:

Michael had the flight attendants serving him the whole flight!

Food on flight.

More Funny Faces @ LAX

Kids give-away from Korean Air

A couple of videos as well:

- Todd