Heidi Swapp

jiaozi

One of my FAVORITE  kinds of Chinese eats are ‘pot stickers’. I love all kinds… but it’s funny cause I never really considered actually MAKING them from scratch. I mean, it’s just one of those things that you get at a restaurant, or you buy...

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6 weeks so far..

Yesterday was an exciting day! Miss Quincy FINALLY lost he front tooth! It’s been loose since we got here and she fell off the couch while chasing with the boys and smacked her face on the floor (after REPEATEDLY being told to stop!!! Of course)…...

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biking the hutongs….

We woke up this morning to an absolute beautiful day! I was thrilled, because we had planned to go on a bike tour in the downtown ‘ancient’ areas… called: Hutongs. We learned that the word “hutong” means ‘well’- and each of these little areas shared...

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5 week anniversary!

Today marks our 5th week here in Beijing…long enough to start to get used to things, kinda know where to find stuff that we need, and  starting to recognize my way around. Long enough that we are getting used to my cooking, and our little...

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the trike…

Today we cruised out to the factory for a little bit, and then went into the city, for eats and to check out one of the more well-known markets: “silk street”. It’s one of those places that tour busses take loads of people to buy...

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my day off…

I have no idea how long it’s been since I have been on a bike to just cruise. If I have been on a bike in the last few years, it’s been for a workout. But today-it was for sightseeing! SO AWESOME! Today was a...

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chinese acrobats

Well, 2 blog entries in one night, but i just had to add these fabulous photos that kylee took at the acrobats. I took my little camera, and she was smart, and brought her big camera…so my photos turned out so lame, and her’s were...

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happy birthday colton!!!!-he's 10

Things are winding down from the day, and there is actually some quiet in the house. I am always so relieved when the babies are asleep, and the older kids are mellowing out, and I actually have a little time to breathe. We kicked off...

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the wet market

This week has gone by so fast… it’s sat. afternoon, and the big kids are at rugby with eric, and the babies are home with kylee and i. we spent the morning cleaning house, and now the babies are asleep, and I may have about...

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