“Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.” ― Ryokan
Don’t buy this, okay?
I was reminded of the…um…“quality” of certain things about China. B&Q was my first shopping experience since coming back fromRead more.
Safe on an Airplane
I no longer feel safe on a airplane. I accidentally carried on board an international flight a 10″ Cutco knife.Read more.
This past birthday & Christmas I got a new camera! I am so excited to learn how to use it.Read more.
Some Observations about the Party Scene
For JK’s birthday I thought I’d take her out on the town. There was a band in town called ImmaculateRead more.
What I Want for Christmas – An Anna Mae Deluxe…
Things are winding down for us here in Qingdao. In just a couple of weeks we’ll be headed back toRead more.
Trying to Make Lucas Laugh
Below is a video of us trying to make Lucas laugh. He has the coolest “Heh Heh” laugh in theRead more.
Lucas Raymond Morton Carman
Lucas Raymond Morton Carman was born on July 29, 2009 at 10:20am in Beijing, China. At birth he was 3.15Read more.
Apologies for not Blogging
Apologies for not blogging lately. Busyness, laziness, having a new child and blogger being blocked in China have all contributedRead more.
My Beautiful Daughter
I took these shots while Anna was reading a book Sunday afternoon after lunch. ~JeremyRead more.
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 haveRead more.
I have seen this fruit many times when I would go to the market and buy my fruits and vegetables.Read more.
With June comes . . .
During the month of June the roses begin to bloom; trees are blossoming and these fruit (pictures on right) areRead more.
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.Read more.
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 toRead more.
Jeremy, The Police & The News
The other day some friends and I were invited to hear the local police explain how they can help usRead more.
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 notRead more.
The Daddy Book
During Anna’s bedtime routine, one of the things that we do is read, “The Daddy Book”. First I will readRead more.
We all had a great Christmas this year. Check out the cute video of Anna playing with some of herRead more.
Tribute to Granny Carman
My cousin put together a great video with pictures of the whole Carman-side family. Most of the pictures are fromRead more.
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,Read more.
Someone in our house has baby fever and her name is . . . Anna Mae! Recently Anna has beenRead more.
A New Rug
One of the things that we’ve been meaning to buy, but just haven’t gotten around to buying it, was aRead more.
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Read more.
We’re not sure if anybody still reads this blog or not, but we just wanted to let you know thatRead more.
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 backRead more.
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 admitRead more.
Korea & Vietnam
We’ve been on holiday for just over a week now. We started out in Korea and made our way overRead more.
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 wereRead more.
Beijing Olympics 2008
Next Saturday & Sunday Jeremy & I will head to Beijing to watch the USA woman’s basketball team play. WeRead more.
Olympic Torch in Qingdao
The excitement is growing here in Qingdao as the Olympics are getting closer. This past Monday there was an OlympicRead more.
Counting, Dancing & Recognizing
This video shows some fun things that Anna Mae likes to do at our house. If what she does doesn’tRead more.
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 soRead more.
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 aRead more.
If any of you have lived overseas before, you know saying “goodbye” to friends is an annual occurrence. This yearRead more.
For the past two nights I have had serious trouble going to sleep. Last night I couldn’t stop thinking aboutRead more.
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 myRead more.
Thanks so much to everyone who was concerned about us with the recent earthquake. We are about 1,000 miles north-eastRead more.
1, 2, 3 . . .Read more.
by Jacquelyn Carman As we were taking our evening walk the wind was blowing pretty strong causing rather large wavesRead more.
Spring is coming . . .
The weather is turning from cold to warm and sunny. Last weekend it was cold enough that we had toRead more.
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. WeRead more.
Anna’s Birthday Party
I had planned a birthday party for Anna on her birthday and a bunch of her friends were going toRead more.
Joy Like A Child
When was the last time that you got up on some one’s feet and “flew”? Or just went outside andRead more.
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 andRead more.
Speaking of Clams…A Crab!
Take a look at what we found the last time we had clams! -A crab. How cool is that?Read more.
Wo ai ni!
Anna wanted to thank her grandmothers for all the wonderful things they bought her. She is sending you both aRead more.
I finally got my snow!
Monday morning I wake up to the beautiful sight of snow falling from the sky!! I thought what a beautifulRead more.
REALLY Snow @ the Beach
Now I can say that I have really seen snow on the beach. Anna looked at it and really wantedRead more.
Olympics coming to Qingdao
The day we arrived home from our trip to the states our helper told us that the Olympic center wasRead more.
Our Home by the Olympics
In these two pictures I am standing at the Olympic center where the sailing will occur here in Qingdao. InRead more.