Monday, April 29, 2013

Want To Read Through The New Testament With Me?

A photo I took of a book written in 1899.  

I stink at consistent bible reading... yup... I said it...

Friday, April 26, 2013


April 23rd's 365.  

So on November 1st of last year Jess and I set out to take a photo a day of ourselves for a whole year.  Lately we've been really stinking at it...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What's Heroic Overseas But Foolish Here In The USA?

A child in Kenya eats peanut butter most likely for the first time.  From our Kenya Trip 2010.

Yesterday (well today actually, but I'm posting this tomorrow for the East coast) I celebrated my "Airplane Day." This is the day that my parents got me in an airport when I was 5 months old after I had flown from South Korea to NY. 

To celebrate Jess and I borrowed someone's car and ate Korean food for lunch.  I'm grateful for a biological mother who chose to carry me for 9 months and then give me up, and I'm thankful for a family that wanted to adopt.  

Here's a thought I had recently along these lines... 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Do You Like When I Link To Other Peoples Blogs That I've Found Useful? Or Is It Annoying?

When I think of sharing I think of toddlers inability to share.  Photo taken in my 2008 School of Photography.  

I need honest feedback.  For a while I was sharing links to blogs that I found useful or thought provoking every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on Facebook and Twitter.  I stopped while we were on the mainland.  I've always wondered if I'm overwhelming my facebook/twitter friends and followers with too much information.  

Obviously this isn't a very scientific test... if you took the time to read this that means I probably haven't annoyed you to the point where you've unfollowed me on facebook.  But it doesn't hurt to ask.  Although, it might.  :)  

Engage:  Do you enjoy the other blogs that I've linked to in the past on facebook and twitter?  Should I continue or not?  How do you decide if you're posting too much on social media?  Let us know in the comments. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Social Media Sensitivity? | What was your response to the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Jess finishing the marathon she ran in 2011.

I pulled my scheduled facebook post and tweet that pointed to this blog post Monday evening....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Check out our 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home in Honolulu!

 This is the view of our room our main door the evening we moved in.  A bare cfl bulb from the middle of the ceiling illuminated everything.  

"We volunteer with missions organizations because of the housing!" said no one ever...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hey Bakers... what does Monday in Paradise look like?

This is the view from Ko-Olina which is a resort that I stayed at in 2009 when I vacationed here.  We don't live at a resort.  :)  

I know I said the next post would be about our living situation, I haven't gotten a chance to write that blog yet, but it's coming soon I promise...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Getting Settled in Paradise

Jess cleaning her office

We landed on Thursday in Honolulu and we could not have planned our time better...  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hey Bakers... How were your flights? | And 2 travel tips.

Jess and I with her Mom and Step Dad Greg in Pittsburgh.

We landed on Thursday in Honolulu.  Jess' mom and step dad Greg took us to Pittsburgh Wednesday night before we flew out... 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Aloha! Quick Update From Hawaii!

Aloha!  We have arrived!  We're getting settled in, we rented a car... I drove last night to a whole foods in a prius and I feel like my life is complete.

Incase you have no clue what I'm talking about enjoy the video above.

I'll be updating more next week!  

Love you guys! 
Jim and Jess Baker :) 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Goodbye Mainland, Hello Hawaii

Jess saying goodbye to her car.  We left it in NY to be sold.  

It seems like just a few weeks ago I wrote the post the other way...