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“Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.” ― Ryokan

Trying to Make Lucas Laugh
Below is a video of us trying to make Lucas laugh. He has the coolest “Heh Heh” laugh in the
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Lucas Raymond Morton Carman
Lucas Raymond Morton Carman was born on July 29, 2009 at 10:20am in Beijing, China. At birth he was 3.15
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Apologies for not Blogging
Apologies for not blogging lately. Busyness, laziness, having a new child and blogger being blocked in China have all contributed
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My Beautiful Daughter
I took these shots while Anna was reading a book Sunday afternoon after lunch. ~Jeremy
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I’m working on it. I’m working on it…
The other day we were at a restaurant ordering food and Anna Mae repeatedly asked me if she could have
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Wax Berry?
I have seen this fruit many times when I would go to the market and buy my fruits and vegetables.
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With June comes . . .
During the month of June the roses begin to bloom; trees are blossoming and these fruit (pictures on right) are
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Which is better? McD’s or KFC?
The other day Anna and Mommy went to the doctor for a checkup. Afterwords, they headed to KFC for lunch.
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Alphabet Song & Downhill Ride
Anna Mae has been learning her alphabet. Although she doesn’t quite get it in this video, she’s usually able to
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Jeremy, The Police & The News
The other day some friends and I were invited to hear the local police explain how they can help us
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3 years have past
My baby is no longer a baby. A day does not go by with one of us saying “You’re/I’m not
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The Daddy Book
During Anna’s bedtime routine, one of the things that we do is read, “The Daddy Book”. First I will read
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Merry Christmas!
We all had a great Christmas this year. Check out the cute video of Anna playing with some of her
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Tribute to Granny Carman
My cousin put together a great video with pictures of the whole Carman-side family. Most of the pictures are from
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Obama nothin’, I can make the front page too!
A couple of weeks ago Obama made the the front page here in China when he won the election. Well,
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Baby Fever
Someone in our house has baby fever and her name is . . . Anna Mae! Recently Anna has been
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A New Rug
One of the things that we’ve been meaning to buy, but just haven’t gotten around to buying it, was a
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Obama In China
Translation: OBAMA: AMERICA’S NEW HEAD47-year-old Obama was elected the *56th American President, becomes the first black president in American history. 奥巴马
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Halloween Update
We’re not sure if anybody still reads this blog or not, but we just wanted to let you know that
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Video! Anna Mae Painting, Driving & Singing
Check out these video clips of Anna Mae while we were on vacation in Vietnam. The last clip is back
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Don’t cry over spilt milk…just drink it.
Although we like to parade around in 5-Star hotels like the one we stayed at in Vietnam, we readily admit
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Korea & Vietnam
We’ve been on holiday for just over a week now. We started out in Korea and made our way over
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出入卡 Chu Ru Ka (Exit/Entry Card)
The night before the Olympics started my husband, daughter & I had gone out to visit from friends and were
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Beijing Olympics 2008
Next Saturday & Sunday Jeremy & I will head to Beijing to watch the USA woman’s basketball team play. We
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Olympic Torch in Qingdao
The excitement is growing here in Qingdao as the Olympics are getting closer. This past Monday there was an Olympic
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Counting, Dancing & Recognizing
This video shows some fun things that Anna Mae likes to do at our house. If what she does doesn’t
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When bad things happen to good people, but then work out just fine
 Today, I was trying to set up my laptop on the desk and I bumped the the pen-holder- cup-thing so
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My wife is cool
Jacquelyn recently went to the earthquake area in Sichuan to volunteer her time. I’m super proud of her. Here’s a
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Annual Goodbyes
If any of you have lived overseas before, you know saying “goodbye” to friends is an annual occurrence. This year
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Sleepless Nights
For the past two nights I have had serious trouble going to sleep. Last night I couldn’t stop thinking about
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Are Democrats the Christian’s Antithesis?
As a conservative Christian, I find myself trapped when it comes to politics. Conservative Christians typically vote republican. In my
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Earthquake
Thanks so much to everyone who was concerned about us with the recent earthquake. We are about 1,000 miles north-east
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1, 2, 3 . . .
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The Storm
by Jacquelyn Carman As we were taking our evening walk the wind was blowing pretty strong causing rather large waves
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Spring is coming . . .
The weather is turning from cold to warm and sunny. Last weekend it was cold enough that we had to
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Anna Mae Getting Ready for Night Night
Anna is talking more and more. She especially likes to repeat us.The video shows part of Anna’s bedtime routine. We
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Anna’s Birthday Party
I had planned a birthday party for Anna on her birthday and a bunch of her friends were going to
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Joy Like A Child
When was the last time that you got up on some one’s feet and “flew”? Or just went outside and
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On Having a Terrible Two
I can’t believe that two years ago right now I was having our little girl. It feels like yesterday and
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Speaking of Clams…A Crab!
Take a look at what we found the last time we had clams! -A crab. How cool is that?
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Wo ai ni!
Anna wanted to thank her grandmothers for all the wonderful things they bought her. She is sending you both a
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I finally got my snow!
Monday morning I wake up to the beautiful sight of snow falling from the sky!! I thought what a beautiful
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REALLY Snow @ the Beach
Now I can say that I have really seen snow on the beach. Anna looked at it and really wanted
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Olympics coming to Qingdao
The day we arrived home from our trip to the states our helper told us that the Olympic center was
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Our Home by the Olympics
In these two pictures I am standing at the Olympic center where the sailing will occur here in Qingdao. In
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Kid’s Kingdom
Every Thursday my mother & father babysit for my brother’s three children. This past Thursday my sister from PA was
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Princess Belle
We arrived in America and started right away reuniting with cousins. Can you guess who was more excited to see
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Snow @ the Beach
It snowed the Friday before Anna & I left for America. I was so excited to have my daughter play
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Clammy Hands
Question: (Jeremy…rhetorically) “What child likes clams?” Answer: (Our Chinese helper…unimpressed) “Any child who grows up in Qingdao”…duh.
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Jeremy B-day ’07
Annual Birthday-Bowling-Bash!!! Not only did I (Jeremy) lose to everyone (except the 10 year-old girl), but I had the single
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