Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Gut

Usually when I go back to the States I gain a few pounds from living large on American food. Portions at American restaurants are just huge compared to places to eat here in the Philippines. So here I am on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii back in April on the way to the States:
and here I am on the same beach a few days ago on the way back to the Philippines.
Pictures don't lie, it looks like I need to lose the spare tire I acquired in the States. Fortunately that is usually no problem here in the Philippines. We are much more physically active here, and since it is so hot, we do not eat as much. Chris, of course, looks as good as ever.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Iloilo is Home

We arrived safely in Iloilo Saturday evening. We went to Victory for church on Sunday and then went to SM for lunch and shopping. Today, Monday, we got our cable TV and Internet turned back on, and also connected our Vonage VOIP phone. We also had our first power outage, lasting about an hour. Life is starting to go back to normal.

We are all hit pretty hard with major jet lag. It has never been this tough before. I thought that stopping over in Hawaii would take care of that, but alas we are still feeling the effects of traveling to the other side of the world. Please pray for our family as we adjust. Also pray for health. We are all starting to feel a little sick in various ways, so please do pray.

Thankfully we made it home in one piece, with no lost luggage. It is good to be home.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have known Jason Branch (the one standing next to the happy bee) since I was six years old. He and his family have also come to the Philippines twice. On their recent trip to Las Vegas they saw a piece of Filipino culture that made the jump from one side of the Pacific to the other, Jollibee! Jason even tried a burger yum, but he said it tastes better in the Philippines. For those of you who don't know, Jollibee is the Filipino version of McDonalds. It is a 100% Filipino company. For myself, I actually prefer Jollibee over McDo. In just a few more days . . . we leave on Wednesday, and will be back in Iloilo Friday.

Friday, July 11, 2008


July 16
Continental Flight 627 Baltimore to Houston
Departs 7:15 AM arrives 9:22 AM
Continental Flight 73 Houston to Honolulu
Departs 11:25 AM arrives 2:35 PM
We overnight in Honolulu (since it was such a good idea the last time).

July 17
Continental Flight 1 Honolulu to Guam
Departs 2:00 PM arrives 5:40 PM on July 18th

July 18th
Continental Flight 933 Guam to Manila
Departs 7:00 PM arrives 8:40 PM
We overnight in Manila

July 19
Air Philippines Flight 2P 991 Manila to Iloilo
Departs 4:30 PM arrive 5:30 PM

As of this posting, we leave in five days.

Friday, July 04, 2008