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Independence Day weekend was quite fun. We took a trip to Charleston to attend a baby shower at Pete‘s house for our friends David and Ana, who are to have a baby girl in September. After the baby shower was a cookout featuring many old friends. Richard took a pretty good picture of Callum while at the cookout – here it is. Callum has grown quite a bit since I last posted a picture as you can see – he is now approaching 15 months old. He is a ton of fun! He knows quite a few words, though he still can’t speak most of them. He is learning to point at things that you ask him to find (for example, if you say ‘where’s the dog?’ he can point to a picture of a dog – sometimes) and to recognize parts of his body (he is currently very into his belly, and if you say ‘where’s your belly?’ he will pull up his shirt and show it to you). He’s also into absolutely everything he can get his hands on – he has definitely reached that stage.

our Chinese class final is Friday. Just today we had our second to last lesson (Thursday will be a review day). A whole slew of confusing grammar was sprung upon us this morning – my head is still boggling from the hit. Hopefully this afternoon will not be quite so confusing! After the final we will have a week or so of holiday, and then orientation and business core classes shall begin in earnest. Next week we shall be moving to a townhouse very close to Five Points (just south of Blossom on Saluda) so that shall certainly keep us busy for the next week or two.

that is all for now!

06. Jul, 2004


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  1. diabolka
    06. Jul, 2004 at 9:31 am #

    Callum is so adorable. Wow. 🙂

  2. thetofu
    06. Jul, 2004 at 11:02 am #

    It sucks that I missed you guys. 🙁 I want to see Callum bad. Maybe I will come up there. So, you are moving into student housing or an apartment all your own? 🙂

    • admin
      06. Jul, 2004 at 2:40 pm #

      we are moving into an apartment all our own – hooray! You will definitely have to come visit soon – perhaps late July or early August!

  3. skygoodwill
    06. Jul, 2004 at 11:27 am #

    Thank you for sharing. It exuded pleasantness. And sunny happiness.

  4. jeditigger
    06. Jul, 2004 at 11:27 am #

    Five Points?! Blossom and Saluda! Wow, right in my old neck of the woods. I really need to visit this fall. I haven’t met your wife and kidlet yet.

    • admin
      06. Jul, 2004 at 2:41 pm #

      that would be great!

      • jeditigger
        07. Jul, 2004 at 6:46 am #

        I’m planning to get to a game this fall, since I missed out last year between the long-distance relationship with the Psuedo-SO and my mother’s rather terrible health issues. We at least need to meet for dinner. 🙂

  5. churl
    07. Jul, 2004 at 12:56 am #

    Hah, funny to see how kids develop. Been watching it happen with my best friend’s daughter. They grow up so fast.

  6. courtly
    07. Jul, 2004 at 3:02 pm #

    Omigosh, he’s lookin’ like Paul, my little brother!

    …did, you know, at his age.


    I hope you guys are still free for a visit, because we’re going to be at Myrtle Beach, with a car, July 19-22!

    • admin
      11. Jul, 2004 at 3:59 pm #

      that sounds great!

      I didn’t realize he looked like Paul. Did I mention, there is a guy in the Japanese track of our program who is half Japanese, half Danish? He’s got (somewhat) your hair and features – it is neat. He is only the third half Japanese, half Danish guy that I have met (after you and your brother of course).

      give me a call when you get in – do you know our number?

      • courtly
        05. Aug, 2004 at 1:45 pm #

        That’s freaky – you know more half-Japanese, half-Danish people than I do.

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