1000 Photos - Dec 23, 2011
Photo: Getting comfortable in the hotel.Photo: Photo: Photo: April was not allowed to watch TV.Photo: Photo: Photo: Heading to our first flight!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: In the air!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Beautiful mountains we flew over on the way into Seattle, Washington.Photo: Photo: Photo: First time flyerPhoto: Photo: In Tokyo!Photo: Stereotypical Japanese picturePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: On a TukTuk in Bangkok's airport.Photo: Andy driving us to the churchPhoto: The view from our apartment (couldn't get the focus to work)Photo: Breakfast: Homemade pancakes by Jen, Corn fritters with a spicy peanut dip, and a pastry called "The Couple" with a sweet dip. Delicious!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jen playing with Rueben and Jude during music time.Photo: Photo: Our first taxi ride ever. No seatbelts, and Thai traffic is considered very "dynamic." Biggest understatement ever.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our first real Thai restaurant. Sooo good, but VERY spicy.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: And YOU thought you had eaten fresh fish before!Photo: The theme of the restaurant was trains, and they had like 3 train pieces that were from Indiana companies!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A very pretty garden at the restaurant.Photo: Photo: Photo: Waiting for a cab.Photo: Photo: Photo: There are some dogs staying at the church due to the flooding. April didn't mind.Photo: Photo: Walking to the money exchange.Photo: Some street vendors.Photo: Photo: A templePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A very tight walking area. Motorcycles frequent this walkway.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A vendor's bird.Photo: Photo: The old playground that the Mays are trying to get replaced.Photo: Photo: A very pretty property door.Photo: Photo: These shrines were all over the place. They are for the King.Photo: The power supplies here are not nearly as safe and organized as in the US.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Now THIS is a selection.Photo: This is not a job I would like to have.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Exchange rates.Photo: Photo: At the 7-11.Photo: This is the only butter they had here.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Entrance to the church property.Photo: Photo: Hillary accidentally bought some MSG with her pineapple.Photo: Caleb bought some of the original Red Bull. Way better than the European mix.Photo: Checking email.Photo: Thai nativity scene.Photo: At the Big C, like a Thai Wal-mart.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jen and Andy's apartment screen door.Photo: Photo: A few pictures of Stop GoPhoto: Photo: Reuben pushing a chair during Stop Go.Photo: Photo: Some bamboo scaffolding around a temple.Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting ready to cross the canal in a boat.Photo: The canal.Photo: The rickety dock on the other side.Photo: Andy getting out of the boat.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Crossing the canal.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of the markets we visited.Photo: Photo: Awkward t-shirt in the market.Photo: Photo: April telling a story.Photo: Photo: Photo: Durian fruit. We ate some and didn't throw up.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: They had watermelon!Photo: Mackerel.Photo: Various fish.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A very pretty fish bowl.Photo: Photo: Isaac and Reuben browsing.Photo: Photo: There were many kinds of different fish.Photo: Photo: Photo: Inside a food co-op.Photo: Ginger and fructose. I thought it would be like Ginger Ale, but apparently it was almost pure ginger. Gross.Photo: Some beef.Photo: Eating some Northern Thai sausage. YummyPhoto: Photo: Photo: The outside of a mangosteen fruit.Photo: Mangos and Sticky Rice with Coconut milk dripping. Delicious.Photo: Making coffee the old fashioned way.Photo: Chinese rice puff with pork.Photo: Tiny orange.Photo: Another kind of Chinese Rice Puff.Photo: Photo: Photo: Practicing our game with the children. Unfortunately, we were asked to not take pictures of the children.Photo: Operation Christmas Child gifts. We got to hand them out!Photo: Photo: Practicing singing in ThaiPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Englewood kids: we thought you would want to jump off of their stage.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bananas!Photo: Photo: Gecko spotting!Photo: Christmas Eve dinner with some church folks! 3 people brought KFC and someone brought pizza.Photo: Some real Thai food, a pumpkin pie, and chips and Thai dip. It was awesome.Photo: Evidence of the ketchup on pizza. So weird.Photo: Photo: Photo: Lamb, Andy, and Jen.Photo: Photo: It was pretty good!Photo: Similar to Krispy CremePhoto: Talking with two other missionaries.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Muang Thai Church band practicing before the service.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ReubenPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Finally got a picture of Jude.Photo: Terrible Towel amp.Photo: Life saying a few words before the service.Photo: The doctors (ministers)Photo: Photo: White Elephant gifts.Photo: Andy working the soundboard.Photo: Photo: Singing, "Joy to the World."Photo: Photo: Saw and Life talking about Christmas. They are so funny.Photo: Photo: Not sure what this was about. We are calling her the Christmas Princess.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Playing the syllable game. Each person said a syllable of a word or phrase and people guessed what they were saying. They got prizes for correct guesses.Photo: Photo: Some of the children put on a christmas play.Photo: Photo: Hard to see here, but there were children hiding in a present.Photo: Photo: Playing the snowball game.Photo: Caleb caught a snowball. It's like hot potato, but instead of getting out when you get it, you have to do something. Caleb had to talk to Andy in Thai.Photo: Photo: She had to propose to the pastor. He said no.Photo: Photo: Photo: I have no idea.Photo: Giving greetings from Englewood and presenting the gift.Photo: Photo: Life translating.Photo: Photo: Photo: Bowing after presenting the gift.Photo: Photo: The gift Aaron and Kiyomi Dickinson made.Photo: Stuffing stockings before the party.Photo: Photo: Photo: Working on the birthday cake. Baby Jesus was overseeing the process.Photo: A gift Andy received. You will see Jen's that she got in later pictures. Keep an eye out for it, it's pretty good.Photo: Some kids came to help prepare.Photo: Cutting out stars for the "Pin the star on the Christmas Tree" game.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Let the craziness begin.Photo: Photo: Photo: Hillary helped them make origami ornaments.Photo: Coloring their stars.Photo: Photo: Caleb helping with the origami.Photo: Photo: Pinning the star on the Christmas tree.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: April demonstrating.Photo: Photo: and failing at it.Photo: Photo: See? Bad example.Photo: She was on it. She got the winning star.Photo: Pensive child is pensive.Photo: Cookie decorating.Photo: Cookie nomming.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Gift game. Video forthcoming.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: She won two movies.Photo: Photo: The final cake product.Photo: Potatoes. This was part of the American breakfast we made for the kids' dinner.Photo: Fruit salad. Pears, Pineapple, and Papaya.Photo: Egg Casserole.Photo: Photo: Opening their stockings.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Explaining the pen pal card. Can you tell who that is?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The final origami ornaments.Photo: Photo: I can't remember who was on this card...the kid closed the card before I could take the picture.Photo: Photo: Best name for a child on the PLANET. In case you can't see, it says Boss. He even says it like we do in English.Photo: April making a cookie after the kids left.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Reuben looking awful guilty.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Gimme dat.Photo: Photo: Photo: Random temple pictures.Photo: Photo: Showing off her cookie.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: April claims this picture.Photo: Lighting the Advent Candles.Photo: Photo: Singing and sharing things that we were thankful for. It was really moving.Photo: It's kind of like a wishbone, but with a prize in the middle.Photo: Hillary lost. Spoiler alert.Photo: Caleb won.Photo: Can you guess who won? Duh.Photo: Train puzzle set. He loved it.Photo: Photo: Photo: Train set.Photo: Part of their prizes from the wishbone-esque thingys.Photo: Photo: Reuben had a tail.Photo: Reuben got a toy guitar. Video of this will be posted. In the back you can see Jude holding up a painting he got.Photo: Another shot of Reuben's tail. He didn't know he had it, by the way.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jude unwrapping his Englewood ornament.Photo: Reuben unwrapping his Englewood ornament.Photo: Andy got a mistletoe and said that he was glad to have it around.Photo: Jen got Poinsettias.Photo: Photo: Photo: Unwrapping their Dickinson mugs from Allen Ulsh.Photo: They are HUGE coffee drinkers so they loved it.Photo: Candy unwrapping via April.Photo: Milk candy from Andy and Jen.Photo: Caleb's awkward white elephant gift. For the record, that is a medium-sized shirt. We're trying to get him to try it on.Photo: April got a historical document about the 80th birthday of the King.Photo: Fireworks three nights in a row!Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting in the van to head to Rayong.Photo: Cup holders!Photo: Photo: Photo: Some Bangkok buildings.Photo: Photo: Photo: Our driver had some Buddha idols on his dashboard. These are very popular here, and are believed to be protection against bad things.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A mosquePhoto: Photo: Photo: A Thai rest stopPhoto: Photo: Photo: Eating a Thai McDonalds "Deluxe" burger. It was pretty good, actually. The tomatoes were the best part.Photo: Mom wasn't feeling very well from the bumpy van.Photo: Photo: Ok, help me out here. Does this look like E.T. in kilt, or a Philosoraptor in a kilt?Photo: Photo: I love this. Random sticker.Photo: Driving on the left.Photo: Passing some mountains.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of the energy drink varieties. This tasted like a pass between Monster and sweet tarts.Photo: Photo: Elephant in Rayong!Photo: The entryway to the hostel.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: He followed us up the road tot he Hostel.Photo: Photo: The view from the second floor.Photo: Photo: Photo: Hillary and NataliePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting ready for the beach.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The ocean at the end of the road.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Crossing the road.Photo: Photo: Playing in the ocean.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: