Florida!!!

Somehow I managed to talk my mom into a “Girls Only” trip to Florida this month while I’m home.  Here’s our adventure…

Surprise! Coming home for Christmas

So this year I decided to surprise my parents with a trip home for Christmas.  They were so excited and I have had a fantastic time in the states over the last month.  I will be returning to China on 1/18/2016.  Check out the video, it’s a good one.

Halloween is coming

With Halloween less than a week away, I have been sharing some Halloween traditions with my classes this week. We dressed up in full costumes (and yes, you will get to see mine in this video.  Please don’t laugh too hard.)  In addition, two of the girls carved pumpkins for me, for the first time…

Fall Semester is flying by…

I know I’ve done a really bad job of updating you all this semester, so here’s my latest China update. Just a little about this semester, and gearing up for midterms next week. The semester is nearly half over already, yikes.

Happiness Project – Week 1

This semester is in full swing, and my students recently completed a project entitled “What makes you happy – Sharing one minute of your world.”  I would love to spend the next few weeks sharing some of their video’s with you. Here is the first one from a girl named Guistar.

Taking a Bus in China

Presented By: Kaila Cox (guest blogger) Please take a look at this video by a very dear friend of mine, Kaila Cox.  She will show you a little about what it’s like getting around in China on the bus.  Unlike in America where one can just hop in the car and pop over at someone’s…

What to Pack for China

It’s my 3rd year returning to China and I’m getting to be a pro when it comes to packing.  Take a look at some of my must-have items and things that you may not want to bring to China with you.  This post is a little longer than most but if you make it to…

God Bless the USA

I am so glad to be back in America this summer.  My church family and friends in Louisville, KY have been taking good care of me and I have had some amazing american foods this week!  Thank you all for your warm hospitality and generosity. As you know I am staying at my current University…

Plans for Next Year

Just wanted to let everyone know I will be coming home to Baltimore on July 1, and will be home for about 7 weeks.  I am so excited to see all of you.  I am terribly homesick for american food, it’s ridiculous. I love you all!  See you soon.

With the faith of a mustard seed

Faith is a hard thing.  It’s easy to say we have faith but the actual process of letting go and letting God is much harder than it might seem.  I have decided not to renew my contract in Wuhan and I’m not yet sure exactly what I’m going to do.  Please keep me in your…

Zipline Adventure

Well, my Thailand tour is coming to a close, and for the final installment, I would like to share my ziplining adventure with you. I have never been very graceful and ziplining was no different.  Add to that the idea of using a rope to swing between trees and down mountains at a high rate…

The Tiger Kingdom – Chiangmai, Thailand

Well I’ve always liked cats, and a tiger, well that’s just a big cat, right? Um, yes, it’s a very big cat that can eat you.  I tried to explain this to Phred when he suggested we go visit the tigers, and he just smiled, like “Yeah, it will be fun.” By the way, as…