Monday, December 11, 2006


We had a lot of fun this past weekend. ICS had our Christmas program on Friday night. It was a fun program with a lot of improvement over the past things we have done. Afterwards we went to "Cold Stone Creamery" with some friends for some great ice cream!

On Saturday we had our annual community Christmas party. It was a lot of fun to talk to people that we met last year and for them to see Aaron. There were lots of games and prizes, we even won the "Most Colorful Family" prize, a new iron! Of course the highlight was the ability to sing Christmas Carols. Betsy and I joined another man to lead in the singing of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful", and "Silent Night", we sang all verses to them as well, so the story of Christmas was told to many.

Today we also received word that my (Danny) cousin Holly has finally arrived at the most wonderful party. She has been battling disease and weakness here on earth for most of her life. On Sunday night her Savior welcomed Holly into His arms in heaven where she will never suffer again. Please pray for the family that is left here without her, especially for her Mom & Dad and her little brother and sister.

Enjoy the pictures.

Exploring Mount Faber Lodge

Daddy took Aaron on a little exploration of our place here.

Here he is at the barbeque area.

What is this stuff?

It feels funny Daddy, help me!

Aah, back home, what is that smell?

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Christmas Season is Upon Us!

Waiting for the bus to take us to the ICS Christmas Program.


Nap time!

Just hanging around.

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10 months old!

Our little boy is a month older today!

And enjoying every minute!

Even upside-down.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas break is quickly approaching, we are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the season. Yes, we get to listen to Christmas music in the malls and enjoy frosted Christmas trees along the busy streets. All we are missing is a little snow!

Of course, what would December be without parties? Saturday we had our staff Christmas party at the Singapore American Club; it was a lot of fun! Next week we are looking forward to our community Christmas party, please pray that through this season we will be able to share Christ's love with our neighbors!

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Aaron the Climber

Aaron found that he can make it onto the couch without Daddy as stairs, he just needs a few pillows! He has also figured out that he can get down without hurting himself if the pillow is there. Hopefully he won't try getting down directly onto the tile!

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Monday, November 27, 2006


It is still hard for us to recognize the holiday season as the weather doesn't change much. But this past Thursday we gathered with about 50 others at the school for a staff Thanksgiving potluck. It was great fun and included lots of good food, all the usual Thanksgiving dishes. To top off the day, we even had a huge downpour to make us feel like we were home in the northwest!

On the other hand, it is easy to know that the holiday season is upon us, everything is getting busier! We are looking forward to Christmas parties on each of the next two Saturdays and to family camp with our church the third week of December.

During this holiday time we want to thank you all for your continued support for us, both by prayers and finances. We couldn't do what we are doing without your help!

Please pray with us that we might be a light during this holiday season as many of the people here have no idea what Christmas is really for, but are willing to listen and ask questions about it. Pray also for these last three weeks at ICS before Christmas break. Many students will be leaving at the end of the semester, so these last weeks are the last chance we have to show them God's love.

Aaron has been a little sick the last few days (a runny nose). He is getting better, but please pray for continued healing for him.

A new trick

Aaron has enjoyed climbing and getting as high as possible for a long time. He also likes to do things on his own. But he doesn't seem to mind using Daddy for a stair!

The picture is a little chopped off, but you can see his pure joy at successfully reaching the back of the couch!

Look what I can do with my mouth

Aaron has been learning to use his mouth for more than just eating lately:

He crawled up to Betsy and wanted to stand up, so he carried his toy this way, reminded us of a cat with a mouse!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Vertical Marathon

On Sunday Danny and Betsy took part in the 20th annual Vertical Marathon.

Getting ready to run!

Our Goal


The Prize

The business district, with the only three buildings taller than the Stamford.

Look closely, you can just pick out our apartment, above the orange building, on the hillside, it is a brick building.

The hospital Aaron was born in, just to the left of the tall brown building. (The hospital is 13 stories.)



Forget the ball, I want the frisbee!

Look, I can throw it!

I Think It Is Dinner Time!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Aaron's First Haircut

On Saturday we decided it was time for a trim:



Ready for church

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Photos at Vivo

A couple weeks ago we were spending some time at VivoCity, eating lunch and were approached by a guy with a camera, he asked to take some pictures of our son, we agreed. He recently emailed us these photos.

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A date

We thought we would share with you a narrative of our date on Saturday to give you a picture of our everyday life that we often take for granted.

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to go disc golfing, a new acquaintance has a set of portable baskets that he sets up occasionally at a local park. He was planning to set them up this Saturday. We were able to arrange for a friend from church to watch Aaron while we went out. So, we started our date at about 12:45 when we loaded up Aaron and his diaper bag and headed to catch bus 855. After about a 15-minute ride we got off and walked the final 10 minutes to Isadora's house (on the 12th floor of her apartment building). By this time, the rain was coming down rather hard, so we got directions to the subway (MRT). We got on bus 63 and rode for another 15-minutes to Tiong Bahru shopping center where we had lunch (Betsy had KFC, Danny had Char Siew Roasted Pork). Next we went downstairs to get onto the East-West line MRT. Three stops later we transferred to the North-South line and rode to the end of the line, Marina Bay. To get to the park we needed to catch a bus, unfortunately I directed us onto the 402 instead of the 400. It was now a little after 3:00. We reached the end of the line for the 402, so we got out and walked back toward the park. The rain was starting to let up now and we were hoping that the disc golf hadn't been canceled, I sent an SMS (text message) to our friend and found out that it had indeed been canceled.

Our friends were still watching Aaron, so we decided to head back toward VivoCity (the new mall near our home). After walking for a while we were able to get onto the 400 to return to the MRT. We rode the North-South line for 1 stop, transferred to the East-West line for 2 stops, then transferred again to the North-East line and rode for one more stop to arrive at HarbourFront. We walked out to the dock to see the MV Doulos which is in port. The Doulos is an international ministry ship that travels around to different ports with a huge bookstore, it also does missions with churches. We went on board and found a bunch of books for Aaron for Christmas. Now it was dinnertime so we went to Subway for dinner. 5:30 now and time to go get Aaron, so we got on bus 855 again. 20-minutes later we had another 10-minute walk to get Aaron. Now we only had to return to the bus stop, catch the 855 again, and we were home! Unfortunately it was a 20 minute wait for the 855 this time and we arrived home at about 7:30. It was a crazy day, but it was fun, and all in a day in Singapore!

Monday, November 06, 2006