Friday, December 21, 2007

harry's wedding

in case you didn't know, harry got married this november! here is a picture of harry and rachel.

quite a few of the cousins went to virginia to attend the wedding. unfortunately, i don't think i got a picture of all of us together, but this is what i have:

bruce, jeff, and myself all missed our flights out to D.C. and we were all afraid that we would miss the wedding. luckily, with a bit of determination and a lot of running we were all able to get on other flights that got us into D.C. the morning of the wedding. bruce's car wasn't towed, and we were all able to clean up, get dressed, and arrive at fort meyer with a slick 20 minutes to spare.

at the wedding, there was a ton of food, including lobster and wedding cake.

and here is lin enjoying some sorbet


Thursday, December 13, 2007


Of course, the most exciting thing we saw was the panda park where we got to hold pandas!
Here are some pictures.
For the rest, see

Cheng Du Part 2

After all the naturey stuff, we decided to look at man-made stuff.
Here's a picture of us in front of a huge Buddha.
If you look closely to the left you can see all the tiny people climbing up the stairs.

Then we went to see another big buddha. Three of us had to climb a lot of sta

Yay we made it! Bruce is tired. I'm not sure why.

Okay, we were all tired. We hired some outside labor to do our job.

Cheng Du Part 1

My family went to Cheng Du this year. It was a lot of fun!
We started by flying up to the mountains at Jiu Zhai Gou.
There, we saw lots and lots of waterfalls and lakes.
I think we took a couple hundred waterfall pictures.

Here's me stealing into Bruce's picture. After that, Bruce booted me off so he could take one by himself. How rude of him!

We did a lot of mountain hiking at 3000 meters above sea level.
Because of the lack of oxygen we carried oxygen cans.
Here's a picture of Bruce filling up.

We saw a lot of these things which I thought were pretty cool. Also, everywhere we went was super crowded, which made it a little hard to take pictures, not to mention enjoy nature.

I saw one of these things hanging out by the side of the street so of course I had to go and touch it. About 2 seconds after this picture was taken, he stood up and tried to gore me with his horns. Luckily my super fast reflexes (and the fact that he was tied to the pole) prevented a trip to the local hospital (assuming there is such a thing there).

We followed the water all the way down to the bottom where it turned into big rivers which were used by many cities in the area through a very old irrigation system.