Saturday, December 31, 2011

London Fireworks 2012 New Years Eve!!!!!

Here is a link to the BBC broadcast of the 2012 New Year's fireworks show in London. We think we saw Shelly, Garett, and Ryan in the crowd at about the 5:30 mark...



I hope this is a link you can click. We're having some issues with the link. And if you are a person who gets an automatic notice about a blog post, we apologize for the earlier post. Apparently we were actually watching last year's fireworks show!

Terri and John

Brian's New Look


Here is a drawing that Grace did of Brian at dinner the other night. Note especially the hair (or lack of) on his head, the facial hair, and the shirt collar that looks like his shoulders. I also love the moustache! She has really captured it all!

Terri


Friday, September 16, 2011

Eating the Mongolian wild fruit

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Throwing the rocks to the river

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Khuslen is playing with Jalmaa

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Erdene Zuu temple

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On the way to the Khar-Khorum city

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Visit Mongolia





















Visit Mongolia














Khuslen's first domestic flight was from Minneapolis to Chicago. At the O'Hare airport, we took the terminal train and Khuslen was so amazed to ride the train. Khuslen was so happy to see things from the airplane. We spent 3 days in Seoul and Khuslen loved Korean foods a lot especially fresh seaweeds and an yellow radish. Our Mongolian friends in Korea were amazed to see his scooting. It was 2.15 PM on August 22nd and Khuslen stood and took his 1st step in front of the department store in Seoul. Korean people were so amazed seeing his scooting too.
It was so nice to see family members and friends when we were in Mongolia. We went to visit Khogno Khan ger camp and the old capital city, Khar-Khorum in Ovorkhangai state. Khuslen loved his 1st visit in the countryside and he always wanted to be outside either playing or scooting. We visited Erdene Zuu temple in Khar-Khorum. Suprisingly, Khuslen was totally fine with communicating with my family members and friends and understood them and responded them well. He also enjoyed playing his cousins and friends' kids.
We also visited the Chinggis statue which is about 32 miles away from the capital city. It was the biggest horse statue in the world. On the way there, we had dinner by the Tuul river and Khuslen loved throwing the rocks to the river. My family celebrated my and Brian's birthday together and they prepared the birthday cake for us. We had so much fun being in Mongolia.
Хүслэн хүү анх удаа орон нутгийн нислэгээр Минниайплис хотоос Чикаго хот руу нислээ. Чикагогийн онгоцны буудал дээр Хүслэн онгоцны буудлын галт тэргэнд сууж үзлээ. Тэрээр галт тэргэнд сууж үзэж байгаадаа үнэхээр баяртай байлаа. Мөн Хүслэн онгоцны цонхоор харах үнэхээр дуртай байлаа. Бид Солонгост 3 хоног өнгөрүүлэх хугацаанд Хүслэнг далайн байцаа болон шар манжинд дуртайг нь олж мэдлээ. Солонгос хүмүүс Хүслэнгийн бөгсөөрөө гулгаж байгааг хараад үнэхээр гайхаж байлаа. 8 сарын 22-ны өдрийн 2.15-нд их дэлгүүрийн өмнө Хүслэн анх удаа алхлаа. Монголд очоод гэр бүл болон найз нөхөдтэйгөө уулзах үнэхээр сайхан байлаа. Монголд байх зуураа бид Хөгнө хаан жуулчны баазад очиж амран, Хархорин хот болон Эрдэнэ зууг үзлээ. Хүслэн хөдөө гараад байнга л гадаа алхаж эсвэл тоглохыг хүсэж байлаа. Хүслэн хамаатны хүүхдүүд болон ээжийнхээ найзуудын хүүхдүүдтэй дуртайяа тоглож байлаа. Мөн бид хотоос 50 км-н зайтай орших Чингисийн хөшөөг очиж үзлээ. Замдаа бид Туул голын эрэг дээр оройн хоолоо идэж, гэрийнхэн маань Браян бид хоёрын төрсөн өдрийг тэмдэглэлээ. Хүслэн монгол хэлээр сайн ойлгож, хамаатнуудтайгаа харилцаж байлаа.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Milwaukee visit




We went to Milwaukee on July 4th weekend. It was our first time to meet William who is Sean and Beth's son. His nickname is Liam and Khuslen was quite gentle with him because we were afraid a little bit that he might keep banging on his face. Liam and Khuslen got along well quickly.
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Mellor family's visit in Twin Cities





Khuslen had lot of fun with his cousins, aunt and uncle during their visit in Twin Cities. We went to the Mall of America and Khuslen enjoyed playing at the lego playground.