Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Friends

On occasion, I go to the breakfast shops here to order food. I went for the last time today to one of my favorites and told them goodbye and was surprised at the love that I felt from the friends that I minimally communicate with. They gave me and my friend Joseph free food along with hugs and tidings of farewell. It has been a lot of fun being here and I will really miss the people.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


My calling here in my branch has been one of the biggest blessings to me in Taiwan. You would think that after teaching kids all day at school that I would not be excited about primary, but its the opposite - I love my primary kids. I will miss them dearly when I leave and I dread the day I have to say goodbye.

The top shows me, Daniel (loves coloring with orange crayons), and Sister Dowse
The bottom is Elizabeth (she is a new sunbeam and SOOO cute), Joseph (famous for having scriptures memorized and saying things like "holy crap" when I take away his candy), Emily (loves for me to play with her, hold her, and can sing me the whole song to the Little Mermaid), Lana (the newest member of our Branch - she just turned 8 and got baptized) and Sophia (knows all of the primary songs and sings them very beautifully!).

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Camera is Back!

My camera has been back for 24 hours now, and I've been going crazy to take some pictures. Well lucky enough for me, the opportunity came easily. This morning, I decided to go on a bike ride for my normal early morning exercise routine. It started out just like every other day, but then on my way back, this is what happened to me:

If you can't see clearly how hard it is raining, click on the picture - it shows it a little bit better when it is bigger.