Our Return to China
Welcome to our China Adventure. On August 7th at 7:00 am we left Tulsa, Oklahoma aboard a United flight to Chicago, from here we boarded United Airlines flight 851 for Beijing. 14 hours later we landed to find "we weren't in Kansas any more!" Let me tell you nothing has been the same since!
We were met at the airport in Beijing by my new boss Ms. Ma and our waiban Leanne. After sending the luggage (all 500 pounds of it) on to Jinzhou via the night train, we checked into a guest house. Sleep was fleeting as Charlie was up for most of the night. The next morning we boarded a train and 7 hours later we pulled into Jinzhou, Liaoning China.
I have accepted a teaching position here in Jinzhou at the Liaoning Institute of Technology. I'll be teaching Oral English classes with 6 other teachers.
Our address (just in case you take pity on us and want to send a care package) is:
Foreign Affairs Office
Liaoning Institute of Technology
169 Shiying Street
Jinzhou 121001, Liaoning
People's Republic of China
Here I am with one of my Freshman Oral English Classes. We were er...ah.... gathering information for a paper I had them write called "my fun in the snow"
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Our Apartment (this page contains several photos and may take a minute or so to download)
Our NEW Apartment!!!!! (contains several photos, this really doesn't belong in August, but since our old apartment page was here I thougth I put the new one here as well, we moved in on December 23, 2001)
Our New Building (contains several photos, the building was actually completed in July 2002)
An Evening with Friends (this page contains several photos)
Changsha (the text version of our trip to witness the miracle of adoption with my sister's family)
It's Snowing (contains a few pictures)
Happy Thanksgiving (contains a few pictures)
Bei Hu Park (the zoo, contains pictures)
Harbin ...(this page contains TONS of thumbnail pictures of the ice festival and of course my children! Even with thumbnail pictures it takes a while to download.)
Beijing (contains a few pictures)
Kunming (this page contains a BUNCH of photo's, I put them all as thumbnails ....to save downloading time...just click on them to view, but I have to warn you, 99% of them have my children in them...you can still see the background though)
Busy, Busy, Busy
The Birthday Bash
June a little late