Yesterday 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. Here 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 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.Dave 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. Carmen was a student in two of my high school English classes in Hong Kong. Carmen is now studying nursing at Calvin College.In this picture with my Advanced Composition class in Hong Kong Carmen is standing right beside me in the flowered dress.Carmen is on my right in Angkor Wat on a school trip.
Dave 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. Dave 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 ready to hit the links on Hainan Island in China. Check out their brightly clad caddies riding in the back.
Daniel and I were co-chaperones on a trip to Cambodia in 2011. Emily 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.Emily and Michelle were part of our quiz night team in Hong Kong. Dave makes funny faces for Max and Jack Thompson while Emily their mother looks on. Dave with our friend Bryan who is the middle school principal at ICS and Max and Jack’s Dad. The boys are so big already.
Dave reads to Jack in Hong Kong.I meet baby Max for the first time.Cath 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.Dave and me with Mike Ross another former colleague who is a music teacher at ICS in Hong Kong.Mike and Dave and our friend Tad sample what’s on tap at a Colorado micro-bewery last summer.
Me, Michelle and Cath- the female musicians in the Hong Kong Friends singing group. Michelle 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
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 with Emily, Tad and Michelle.Emily and me and fellow teachers out on the South China Sea on a boat we rented for the day. Dave and me and Tad and our fellow travelers the Burnetts visiting our colleague Meena’s family in Delhi India. Tad and Dave and Daniel at a Christmas party in Hong Kong.Dave introducing Tad to a Manitoba bison when Tad came to visit us in Winnipeg.
As we were going through the receiving line Rebekah’s Mom thanked Dave and me for being Rebekah’s Hong Kong parents. I’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 and Rebekah ready for a graduation ceremony at ICS.
Other posts about the Minneapolis wedding…….