“Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.” ― Ryokan
This past weekend all the staff and their families from our school went to LaoShan (a mountain) and stayed atRead more.
Scenes From Our Beach
Here are some pictures from our beach. Enjoy!Read more.
Qing Dizzle Baby!!!
Well, we’ve made it through our first two weeks of living in Qingdao! We apologize for taking so long toRead more.
Goodbye to Friends
The hardest part about leaving Beijing was saying goodbye to our friends. We certainly were blessed to have the friendsRead more.
Reflecting on Beijing
Tomorrow we will be moving from the life that we have made for ourselves for the last two years. InRead more.
Running into Stereotypes
Right now I am rubbing my head in pain and laughing at the same time. As I was coming outRead more.
The Last Day of School
It’s official – we are finished home schooling Matt & Alicia. Today, June 1st, was our last day of school.Read more.
You remember the first time you thought about flushing your brother or sister (nephew in my case) down the toilet?Read more.
Going to like minded schools people say that you are living in a bubble, shielded from the world. I won’tRead more.
Let’s go for a ride
The weather is perfect for bike riding! Jeremy came home one day from a 3 hour bike ride withRead more.
10 New Things I Love About You!
Here are 10 NEW things that Anna can do: 10. Splashes in Puddles9. Throws a Ball8. Stacks blocks and thenRead more.
This past weekend I “surprised” Jeremy with a weekend away to Chengdu, which he has said he wanted to visitRead more.
Le Shan Park 乐山大佛
On Saturday we went to see 乐山大佛 (Le Shan Giant Buddha). It almost was a disaster. After driving for 2Read more.
Turn Up The Heat!
It is said that SiChuan (四川）has the best food in China, it also has the spiciest food! Jeremy and IRead more.
Sunday Morning Jeremy and I finished our Chengdu trip with visiting the pandas. We got there early so we couldRead more.
Thursday, May 17, our company had a surprise goodbye picnic for us. Unfortunately it was extremely windy so we wereRead more.
Our last day of holiday we took Anna to a park downtown that had a children’s play area. It wasRead more.
Happy May 1st! (China’s Labor day) Today, since it is a national holiday the Carmans and our friends had theRead more.
Our May holiday has officially begun! Our friends from Wuhan (The Clays) came up to show their friend from theRead more.
Morning Star (aka ChenXing) is a Chinese school down the road from where we live that Jeremy & I taughtRead more.
Beijing Blue Zoo
We took Anna to the Beijing Blue Zoo which is a small aquarium. It was a lot of fun becauseRead more.
Future in China
We have finally made a decision about our fate here in China. Our motto for the past few months hasRead more.
Beijing Botanical Gardens
Spring Is Finally Here! Friday, April 20, the Carman family went on an outing to the Beijing Botanical Gardens. WeRead more.
Anna Mae’s 1st Year
A Year In ReviewRead more.
My Pooy Baby!
Yesterday (April 10), after we came home from our walk, I was putting Anna’s stroller away when I heard thatRead more.
Happy Resurrection Day!
Today we had a lovely service at our fellowship celebrating resurrection Sunday. We sang great songs, saw the kids doRead more.
This Friday at school we had an egg decorating activity. It was a lot of fun to just sit withRead more.
Sad Good Byes!
After 7 weeks we had to say good bye to our new friends the Clays. Lisa Clay came and livedRead more.
These are are friends Lee & Becky Plummer! Since in China Jeremy & I have become friends with Lee &Read more.
Anna Mae’s 1st Birthday!
March 5, 2007 ~ Anna Mae Delores turned 1! We celebrated with pumpkin spice cake and a few presents.Since weRead more.
Anna Mae is getting big soo fast. Her 1st birthday is next week;she is walking and has such a personality.TodayRead more.
End of one Class…Start of another
Hi everyone. Nothing too exciting going on here lately. We’ve spent the last 2 weeks on Chinese New Year Holiday.Read more.
Anna Mae @ the Park
Just a couple of fun pictures of Anna at the Park.Read more.
*Video – Shackles Off My Feet!
Shackles Off My Feet! (High Quality) Video not running smoothly? Try pressing “pause” for a few minutes.Click Here for LowerRead more.
Sorry for not blogging lately
We do apologize for not keeping in contact with you as much lately. One reason is that the Internet hereRead more.
My MBA courses have already started up again. This semester I am taking Managerial Finance and Organizational Behavior. We hadRead more.
Every Saturday morning I (Jeremy) go to the local foreign grocery store to teach basic English to the workers. TheRead more.
Birthday Celebration with the Newsboys
Well, we’ve done it again! Last year we were able to see Steven Curtis Chapman in concert, and this yearRead more.
Anna’s New Tricks
Anna is growing up fast! She recently learned a few tricks that I have captured on camera. I hope youRead more.
MBA Update & Job for Next Year
Things are steadily moving ahead for us here. We’re anxious for the winter break to come. The first term ofRead more.
This was my 3rd time leading music at our fellowship.Read more.
Playing Mahjong!Read more.
Thanksgiving at Home
This year we hosted our first thanksgiving dinner. We invited our friends, Lee & Becky Plummer, from our fellowship. ItRead more.
1st Blog TestRead more.
We’ve got pictures all over the place on the Internet. The problem is that we don’t have a place whereRead more.
How to Contact Us Skype – Messenger – Email – Mail – Phone Skype The most preferred method of contactingRead more.
The “Whole” Birth Story
*This post, along with other birth stories, can be found our website www.havingababyinchina.com. To see it, please click here. TheRead more.