The Random Writings of Rachel: What Life Looks Like Lately

What Life Looks Like Lately

 From a restaurant we visited on a quick trip to Hong Kong--I was amused by the warning.

 Angel has learned how much "work" homeschooling is while managing Sarah's 4th grade schoolwork.

 Acrobatics at the pool!

 Taking a casual stroll to go get lunch...

 The kids love the apartment building's playroom, we thought it was a perfect location for a group photo!

 Fan-cleaning WHILE homeschooling. Bonus!

 We may have tired Sarah out a little too much, since she fell asleep at youth group...

 I mentioned to some of our friends that we wanted to go kayaking--and a couple days later, they brought the whole crowd out to the beach, rented a few kayaks, and we had fun. Even the little ones were brave enough to go out onto the water, as long as they were sitting on our laps on the kayak!

We ordered a lemon cheesecake saying "Welcome Back, Mom and Dad!" on it and were highly amused when we opened the cake and found out that it said "Mom and Daddy" instead. All of us consider ourselves far too old to say "Daddy."

What do you call your father?

21 comments:

  1. You look so happy! What a joy to see!

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  2. Yes, I wonder what those Asians think of American portions…too funny..

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  3. Looks like you are all having fun! I LOVE kayaking, though you've got to be prepared, you can't be out in the middle of nowhere when your shoulders suddenly get too sore for paddling haha! (I know from experience!)

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  4. "Warning! We serve American portions." Seriously!?! That's bad! What's worse? Probably the fact that I saw the lemon cheesecake and thought "I'd like an American portion of that!"

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  5. LOL That is too true about the American portions! Well at least in the central part. They are HUGE.

    Looks like you are having lots of great family time.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. LOL at the American portions warning! Looks like you're having a wonderful time!

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  7. I call my dad 'papi' or by his first name and full name when I mean business :) Hehe Sounds like an awesome time!! Your siblings are home schooled? THAT takes patience. LOl love that warning - that's the best warning ever, let's us realize how the world perceives us and our gluttonous ways. Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

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  8. That is hilarious about the warning! Is that because American portions are considered so large? Looks like you showed your family a wonderful time!

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  9. You guys are so fun! I love the 'casual stroll' pic lol. And the warning..genius. hahaha
    xoxo

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  10. I sure hope those "American portions" aren't really $30-60...haha!

    I don't think I've called my father "Daddy" since maybe the 3rd grade. He's always been "Dad." I think it's weird when grown women call their fathers "Daddy."

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  11. It looks like you guys are having a wonderful time! And the American portions cracks me up, portions in America really are just massive!

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  12. That warning is hilarious!!!! I hope you guys are having so much fun! <3

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  13. I call my dad, "dad." He's a huge introvert and not really into sappy displays of affection (name-calling).

    The warning is so funny. Our portions are a life and death matter, apparently!

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  14. Neat warning! I'm hoping (guessing!) the prices are not American dollars--they can't be--or that would be some very expensive ice cream!

    Looks like you and Angel had a lot of fun kayaking! Very nice photos of all your family.

    I call my father "Papa."

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  15. that restaurant warning is very entertaining and all these pictures just say sweetness to me! So glad you guys are having a wonderful time altogether.

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  16. I'm cracking up at all of this (and drooling over any lemon dessert). And so much for "vacation" if you're homeschooling. Teaching seems to follow you!

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  17. Did I miss that you guys homeschool too? Busy, busy!

    Definitely laughing at the American portions warning!

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  18. Y'all look like so much fun! I only refer to my dad as daddy when I'm talking to my 8 year old sister but that will probably change in the near future.

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  19. wow, that really looks like such an amazing get-away!! i'm so happy you got to go. have a lovely time with your sis and good luck with your to-do lists!

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