Wednesday, February 28, 2007

one reason why Chris can't get a job here!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Thursday, February 22, 2007

an interesting article I stumbled upon

Estonian has been ranked as the world's 2nd most difficult language to learn -- by whom, I can't remember. Whether it is actually true and, if so, particular to the language, or more a question of language group, I do not know (all other things being equal, an Asian will find French harder to learn than a Spaniard, for example). What I have found, tackling my first non-Indo-European language, is that its vocabulary, even basic, has no stickies (remembering the German "milch" for "milk" is easier than the Estonian "piim"; ditto French "crème" for "cream", than "koor"). Everything must be learned laboriously by rote, and I ain't a spring chicken no more.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Peter with Elizabeth's bear Bob.
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Peter can be a little ham when the camera is around.
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Peter is our little warrior. Anything can become a weapon for him, and he loves having imaginary battles with Chris and Elizabeth.
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He knows how to fiercly attack!
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Not even Bob is safe!
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For Valentine's Day, Chris gave Elizabeth an extra special Valentine message, complete with chocolate.
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Elizabeth examines the chocolates from Chris.
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Friday, February 16, 2007

Evelyn on haige

Please pray for Evelyn. She has been sick for a while and so she went to the doctor today and found that she has pneumonia. He gave her a prescription and told her to stay home for at least a week. She is especially disappointed about this because the Chief Secretary is coming this weekend for the enrolment of four new senior soldiers.

Please pray for a quick recovery and that she won't be too discouraged because of the illness.


Monday, February 12, 2007

more stuff I want to read

St Clement of Rome. Clement, third successor to St. Peter as Bishop of Rome, "had seen the blessed Apostles [Peter and Paul] and had been conversant with them" (Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, III, iii, 3).
St Ignatius of Antioch. Ignatius was the second successor of St. Peter in the See of Antioch (Eusebius, Hist. Eccl., III, 36) and during his life in that centre of Christian activity may have met with others of the Apostolic band. An accepted tradition, substantiated by the similarity of Ignatius's thought with the ideas of the Johannine writings, declares him a disciple of St. John.
St Polycarp of Smyrna, of whose intimate personal relations with the Apostles there is the strongest Church tradition. Polycarp was "instructed by Apostles" (Irenaeus, op. cit., III, iii, 4) and had been a disciple of St. John (Eusebius, op. cit., III, 36; V, 20) whose contemporary he was for nearly twenty years.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

It's time to catch up on some pictures!

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth said she really wanted to try curling her hair. So we got some of the soft curlers like Evelyn remembered from her childhood and, after Elizabeth's bath, put them in for the night.

Below is another before view of the hair curl experiment.

Here is the end result! She was very happy with the curls, even though they didn't last the whole day.
Another view of our curly-haired girl.
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Singing Revolution