On Monday June 20 Tony and I received a phone call in need of finding a home for these two girls from Taiwan, for just a few days. They were to arrive on Tuesday the 21st, so the coordinator was in a hurry to find somewhere temporary for them. However the home they were to go to on Saturday had a change of circumstance, so we decided to have them stay with us until Sept. 29th.
Meet Yang Ssu Hsin (Claire, chosen American name) on the right, and Chen Ting Hung (Tina) on the left. We found after just a very short time, we have truly enjoyed there since of humor, willingness to learn, and dedication to speaking English while here in America; and they do it quite well I might add.
I think one thing we love about them both, is the fascination with the beauty around us, that we tend to take advantage of.
On the first sunny day, a couple days after there arrival, they noticed the roses in the back yard, so we went outside to pick some, but also to take pictures. Tina took many pictures, and has quite a talent for capturing its beauty.They have already enjoyed several outings with the coordinator, and we have many planned with them as well, so they can gain the most from this experience.
Rocky Butte was the setting for these pictures. Zeke Smith (the coordinator) was showing them the fort that existed in Northeast Portland long ago.
The Vista House allows a beautiful landscape of the Columbia River.
And Multnomah Falls is one of the great places to bring those visiting here in Oregon. I think the girls enjoyed it very much. They didn't however want to hike all the way to the top.