Just a Normal Thursday

Our menu tonight, on this fabulous Thursday, 
was Gluten Free Corn Bread
and a delicious Shrimp Stew {?} soup.
Not really sure what to call this goodness but you should try it! 
It was awesome! 
We'll call it,
Southwestern Corn and Shrimp Soup
2 lbs of shrimp
2 chicken breast shredded
1 can of corn
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 green bell pepper chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
5 cups water
3 Tbs of Lime Juice
[sent to me from my bff Juliette-thank you sista!!} 
1/2 a package of Southwest Chicken Skillet seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese
Bring to a boil and let simmer! 
Serve with more cheese and cornbread! 
Love this photo my sweet friend April took today!
 We commissioned our student, Justin, to paint us this Chinese painting.
His grandfather is an awarded Chinese paint brush artist, 
and Justin studies every Saturday to improve his skill,
 to carry on the family tradition.
He is only 8 years old! Pretty impressive, right?! 
All our Chinese friends who have seen it are blown away at how well he did.
We asked him to paint, 
"Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the light." from John 14:6
He practiced over and over and over before finally painting it on this paper.
Then his father graciously paid to have it mounted for us. 
We loved Justin's work, were so proud of him and were so pleased to give him his first job! 
My after school kids are loving Zachary's magnetic dart board! 
They use it more than he's even looked at it I think.
Glimpses of our bookshelf. 
Zachary ordered these off of Tao bao, similar to Amazon but for China, a month or so ago.
They're awesome and exactly what he needed for his morning workouts.
The weight can be adjusted by turning the knob on each side,
 making things much easier for him while doing P90X, where you have to change weights a lot. 

You can order ANYTHING on Tao bao. 
It's super convenient for Chinese people. 
Less convenient for us since we don't read Chinese but through our awesome co-workers we can order just about anything and what we order always arrives 2 to 3 days later. 

 Saturday is Children's Day so our school is only having a half day tomorrow and canceled my classes! 
Which means...... I get to sleep in tomorrow! Hallelujah! 

It's almost Friday friends!
Enjoy it!


Chelsea Phelps said...

Love that painting! I bet it meant so much to that sweet boy to do that for you. What a gift :)

Emma Odette Barnett said...

Just discovered your blog. Gorgeous stuff. :)

Do a happy dance in the middle of a restaurant for me! hehehe


April Robert said...

Thanks for the shout out.

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