Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend with the Kids

Normally you like to be together with your family on Thanksgiving. However, this is not the case since we moved from Guam to Saipan. I lived on Guam for eight years and Doris for four years. We have many friends down there, espeically Doris. So each year she goes to Guam to visit and I stay with the kids. We have fun, although they can be a double handful. Clark and Amaris made a Thanksgiving sign that we put in our picture window. We visited the unfortunately named suicide cliffs on Thanksgiving and ate pizza and Clark rollerbladed and Amaris jumped on her bouncy ball. The wind was probably about 45 mph and almost blew away everything. It's very pretty up there and the view is great. Of course, about 1000 jumped off of these and the Banzi cliffs during WWII. The Banzi cliffs are are the other pictures you see with water. A nearby Typhoon kicked up the waves. Also, Amaris won a prize at a birthday party on Saturday.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here are some random photos. The big one is Clark's "Star of the Week". We put up a lot of photos in his classroom. Plus, pictures of Halloween (Clark was a Ninja and Amaris was, suprise, a princess). Amaris playing with her princesses, Clark skating and climbing a tree. Both ready for bed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Amaris had a party at Grace Christian Academy on September 29th, her Birthday. There was a "Princess Castle" cake, which contained six princess she could play with after the cake was gone. She also got a mermaid and a couple of Barbie dolls as well as a Disney Tea Set, make-up, stationary, and other things. She is still having fun with her toys.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who are these Kids?

Well, its David Corely Birmingham, Mark Edwards Birmingham, and Rebecca Marguerite Birmingham. We are all in our mid to late forties now. Ok, I turned 50 this month, but who's counting. Thanks, Cousin Doug for the pictures.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Playing Piano with Mom and Blessing Granny

Mom gives Clark and Amaris their first Piano lesson. Better keep their day jobs. Also, Amaris blesses Granny Filipino style. Hong Kong Airport after 14 hours on plane!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Family in the Philippines

Clark, Amaris, and Doris went to visit family in the PI. I stayed in Saipan to work, but met them there and spent three days. This is up in Lubao, Pampanga at Tita Rose's house as well as Manila Ocean Park, an aquarium in Manila.

Birmingham Family Vacation Texas 2009

Going on Rides at Six Flags on July 23, 2009. We had a great time! Also, Tita Becky at the "Best" Mexican place in Arlington. Becky and I have a tradition of going to out of the way places to eat. This place did qualify. I think it was called My Amigo or something like that.

Birmingham Family Vacation Texas 2009

Here are some videos from our vacation. This was Joan and Amaris reading a book and then having an afternoon choclate treat. Next, is Adventure landing in Dallas. We also played golf and both kids rode the big go karts with Mom.

Friday, August 7, 2009


The Family (without yours truly) went to Manila Ocean Park which is (and I paste) "The Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, open water marine habitat, boutique mall, restaurant row and function facilities all located in one complex at the back of the Quirino Grandstand".
They had a good time with the highlight being the little fish that eat the dead skin off of our feet. Whatever.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


OK, I have not updated the blog in a while, but then again the rest of my family has been gone! They left for Manila on June 16th. I joined them in Manila on July 5th and we all left for Texas on July 8th. We left Texas on July 25th for Manila. I spent one day in Manila then left back to Saipan. The family stayed another week and came back on Saturday, August 1st. Clark and Amaris started school (Grace Christian Academy) on Monday, August 3rd. They only spent two weeks on Saipan after school was let out and one week of that they had Vacation Bible School. The breakdown of our Trip:
Mark: Gone from Saipan 24 Days
Family: Gone from Saipan 45 Days
Flew in eleven different planes for a total of 46 hours in planes (including two 14 hour flights). Drove over 2500 miles in cars. The family stayed in six different Hotels for a total of nine different locations. Highlights of the trip include:
* Manila Ocean Park
* Dora the Explorer live show in Nokia Theater (Dallas Area)
* Six Flags over Texas
and, of course, seeing family. There is lots more and lots of pictures. Video will come soon, but it takes a while to upload to YouTube. We had a great time and hope to come back soon.