Friday, January 7, 2011

ECC Week 25 China and other stuff =)

Hello friends!
I hope your transition into the New Year has been a good one.
We enjoyed our Christmas and all the December holiday craziness, but it feels good to get back to a sense of routine and normality =)

I am LOVING this little gadget SO much!!!
Running has been so much fun for me though I am sad that I havent been able to do it as much as I would like this winter. Running on a treadmill has become a HUGE drudgery to me, so I only do it in DIRE circumstances =) Running outdoors is much preferred, though in the Nebraska weather, my chance to do that are sometimes few and far between. I have only run once this week after a 10 day break (due to sickness and needing to baby my knees, shins and ankles after a running bout in my 7yr old Nikes. Yeah, my legs were a bit irked about that) =)

And this jumbled mess is my run as routed on google earth thru my Garmin training center!! SO cool!! I plug my watch into my computer, it 'grabs' the data and puts it in the Garmin Training center, then I can click 'view in Google earth' and it shows me my run on here!! SO neat! I think sometime I am going to try a run in the shape of an ice cream cone.
OR a cupcake. =)

ECC week 25 China
*ok, side note, I am going to be looking to buy the CTG My Father's World set, so if anyone has one for sale, please let me know!

Here are just some of our book basket books for this week. We are loving China!
I have been repeatedly SCHOOLED in Chinese Checkers this week. BUT I am still the Boggle champ (as least in the 10 and under set) .
We are still reading 'Gladys Alward' as our 'Christian Heroes Then and Now' book, but I found Lottie Moon at the library and checked that out as well. I read it myself today and really enjoyed it. There is only one part that I had to 'post it note' over and that is where they use the word 'pr*stitution', otherwise, this was a great book.
I also checked out 'Hudson Taylor' from the same series but haven't had a chance to read that one yet. I am thinking for next weeks Cooking Day we may order some Chinese from a local restaurant to make it easier. I love me some Sesame Chicken! Or I suppose we could just buy some Banquet Meals. *shrug*


  1. Ooooh...I can't wait to get to China! Did y'all decide to skip Saudi Arabia? I thinking about it, though we may touch on it for a day or two.

  2. Nope we did it, though now I guess I realize I didnt blog about it at all! =)