Picnic Day

We had  our four students to our home many times for dinner during their stay in the U.S. as well as taking them to a wide variety of restaurants in the area allowing them to sample many types of food and learn their menu names so that in the future they would know what items on a menu they liked and didn't like.  As their time to go back home approached, we had a picnic at our home whereby they could invite all the friends they had met in America.  More than fifty individuals came to the picnic showing just how well liked they had become in the short time they were here.  No one will ever forget these wonderful good-will ambassadors from China.











The Dumpling Gang

One of the final dinners at our home was different then all the rest - the students became cooks.  The Chinese are famous for their dumplings and there is hardly a home in China that doesn't have a large cutting board for making noodles, buns and dumplings (see bottom of this section for proof).  After watching our students spend several hours making enough dumplings for just one meal, I would have to say there is a lot to be said for hotdogs and hamburgers!











Siyi's mother making dumplings at home in China

"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."  Alfred Lord Tennyson