Minneapolis-ICS Hong Kong Wedding-Part 4

the ics gangYesterday I wrote a post about our friends’ Daniel and Rebekah’s wedding. One of the great things about that wedding was the opportunity it gave us to reunite with friends we had made during the six years we taught in Hong Kong. Rebekah and Daniel requested all their friends from their Hong Kong days take a photo with them. cami and emilyHere I’m in the reception tent with my former teaching colleagues Emily and Cami. Cami is back in Hong Kong working as an elementary school counsellor  after teaching stints in Vietnam and Korea. Emily a former middle school teacher is the Mom of two young boys and hosts a creative, crafty and very successful blog. dave and cathDave with Cath a former colleague who was also the pianist for our singing group at the wedding. We attended Cath’s wedding reception in Colorado last year.   Cath is from New Zealand and is currently teaching first grade at ICS.  We gained a whole new appreciation for her sense of humor and fun during the wedding weekend.with camiDave and me with our friend Cami. We taught with Cami from 2003-2005 and made a memorable trip to Yangshou China with her during which Cami’s suitcase was absconded by a less than honest taxi driver. marylou carmenCarmen was a student in two of my high school English classes in Hong Kong. Carmen is now studying nursing at Calvin College.advanced comp classIn this picture with my  Advanced Composition class in Hong Kong Carmen is standing right beside me in the flowered dress.angkor watCarmen is on my right in Angkor Wat on a school trip.
chillin outDave hanging out in the church with two of our former high school colleagues Jon and Daniel.  We taught with Jon for several years. He is a college counselor at ICS now.  After leaving ICS Daniel taught in Los Angeles before moving to Minneapolis to marry Rebekah. at the pschorrsDave and Jon in Hong Kong enjoying one of the amazing meals we used to have at  Betty and Conrad Pschorrs’ house. Their daughter was our student. dave and jon hainanDave and Jon ready to hit the links on Hainan Island in China. Check out their brightly clad caddies riding in the back.

chaperones cambodiaDaniel and I were co-chaperones on a trip to Cambodia in 2011. emily and michelleEmily and Michelle. Michelle is a science teacher at ICS in Hong Kong and Emily is a teacher in Denver. Emily and her husband are just finishing the building of a new home and are expecting a baby in December.quiz nightEmily and Michelle were part of our  quiz night team in Hong Kong. funny facesDave makes funny faces for Max and Jack Thompson while Emily their mother looks on. dave making facesDave with our friend Bryan who is the middle school principal at ICS and Max and Jack’s Dad. thompson familyThe boys are so big already. 

dave and jack Here is Dave in Hong Kong holding Jack when he was just a baby. me and jackJack and me having fun at a beach side restaurant in Hong Kong.dave reads to jack

Dave reads to Jack in Hong Kong.max and meI meet baby Max for the first time.cath and the van normsCath chats with former colleagues Jack and Julie. Jack was a middle school teacher at ICS and Julie was the school nurse. They lived in our Hong Kong apartment one summer when we were visiting family back in Canada.with mikeDave and me with Mike Ross another former colleague who is a music teacher at ICS in Hong Kong.dave mike tadMike and Dave and our friend Tad sample what’s on tap at a Colorado micro-bewery last summer.me cath michelle

Me, Michelle and Cath- the female musicians in the Hong Kong Friends singing group. michelle cuts cakeMichelle loves to bake and I found this photo of her at our gang’s favourite corner restaurant in Tai Wai village in Hong Kong  as she’s

pineapple upside down cake cutting a pineapple upside down cake she made especially for Dave’s birthday  dinner because she knew it was his favorite kind of cake.  Check out how she’s even made his initials DAD in the cake with pineapple. dave emily tad michelleDave with Emily, Tad and Michelle.south china sea boat tripEmily and me and fellow teachers out on the South China Sea on a boat we rented for the day.dinner with meena's family Dave and me and Tad and our fellow travelers the Burnetts visiting our colleague Meena’s family in Delhi India.dave, tad , daniel at xmas party Tad and Dave and Daniel at a Christmas party in Hong Kong.fort whyte nature centre lobbyDave introducing Tad to a Manitoba bison when Tad came to visit us in Winnipeg.

wedding picAs we were going through the receiving line Rebekah’s Mom thanked Dave and me for being Rebekah’s Hong Kong parents. dave rebekah meI’m not sure if that was true but we certainly loved her and thought the world of her and were so happy to be at her wedding. Here we are out for an evening of fun in Hong Kong.dave rebekah gradDave and Rebekah ready for a graduation ceremony at ICS.

english department icsRebekah and me and our English teaching colleagues at ICS in Hong Kong. dave and rebekahDave and Rebekah last year in Colorado. getting ready for pictureI wonder who will get married next summer so we can all get together again?

Other posts about the Minneapolis wedding…….

Minneapolis Hong Kong Wedding- Part 1

Minneapolis Hong Kong Wedding- Part 2

Minneapolis Hong Kong Wedding- Part 3


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One response to “Minneapolis-ICS Hong Kong Wedding-Part 4

  1. I love all the old photos of hte boys, how sweet!!! It was so great to see you both last weekend, what a treat. I would love a copy a that photo of Dave making faces at the boys from the wedding if you would have a chance to e-mail it to me. emilyrschroeder@hotmail.com


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