Thursday, August 27, 2009



Last summer while we sat the Beijing airport awaiting our flight to Changsha to meet Xiaoyue, we met a Chinese student name Jinnie. She and my parents talked and talked for hours (we were stranded there for quite a while). Turns out Jinnie had just graduated from college and wanted to pursue a master's degree in English literate in the US. I teach English, and so we talked about where she might go to school, etc. Long story short, she is visiting us this week! She is attending graduate school in California and wants to go after her phd. Yesterday she toured St. Augustine, dined at the Columbia, and hunted for shark's teeth at Vilano. Here she is with Xiao and Nanny.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visiting great gramma



In early August, we traveled to Alabama to see family. Phee loved seeing her aunts and uncles, second cousins and 92-year-old great grandmother. She and Phee shared blueberries and read together.