Tuesday, June 26, 2012

fighting the heat

First of all our good friend Emilio (far right) had a big chinese test to take that determines his future in China so we took him out for a good luck dinner!
This is our gang..

Then on Saturday afternoon we decided to fight the heat...
Lately in Changsha it has been SO hot and SO humid. kill. me. now.
Summer is supposed to be the time of year that you are always outside but where
I live you stay inside or you lose twenty pounds of sweat the second you walk outside.
and the whole garment thing doesn't make this much easier if you know what I mean.
Anyways we decided to go down town and check out some shops.
Then we went and saw Mirror Mirror..it twas a good day.

Due to the one child policy twins are even more exciting to see in China:)

Then on Sunday after we listened in on church we got lunch at our favorite restaurant.

This is Liu Jie. 
She is the one who gave me my chinese name so
 I guess that makes her my chinese mama:)

and then she gave us this present? This past weekend was a holiday in China called 
The Dragon Boat Festival....
When we asked our chinese friends what they do for the holiday
they just said they don't have school or work and they eat lots of food.
Apparently this little contraption is a kind of food they eat on this holiday.

then we saw these months celebrating the holiday in their own special way....

on our long walk to the island this random group of lovely's asked us to take a photo with them:)

photography posing at it's best.

and this is what was in side of that contraption...rice. Big surprise!

and then I beat Chance like 20 times in a row at speed. 
let's just say I did not have a happy husband.
this man is ALMOST as competitive as me which makes for intense games.

The face of a winner!

then we finished off the night with a little shao kao...that is chinese for bbq. and it is delicious.
It is so awesome. Every night these people come out and set up hundreds
of chairs and tables and they set up about twenty grills or so. 
It is one of our favorite things to eat and it is so cheap.

those stands are the grills. you gotta love China.

grilled chicken, bell pepper and sausage.

this photo goes out to the one and only Alexis Alger.
I like sausage. 

believe it or not that hole in the wall opens up to a street of about 20 restaurants.

Chance my b-ball star.

I have no clue what it says but I think it is sweet.

I love me some Chancelor.

Well folks that's all I got for today.
The biggest news right now is Staci and Andrew will be here in 2 days!
I cannot wait to hug the crap out of her when she gets off that plane:)

1 comment:

  1. I love all your pictures! That's so exciting that Staci gets to come visit! Have so much fun!