Friday, January 18, 2008

Link to Emily's Blog

I ended up starting a blog for myself about my adventures here in Hong Kong. The address is

I'll add it as a link from this Hillstrom Blog. Check it out if you want. I got a lot of pictures there.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Lori and Sydney and in remembrance of Grandpa!
Birthdays on Jan. 19th:
1807 Robert Edward Lee Stratford VA, General-in-Chief (Confederacy) 1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1936 Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She) 1938 Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954 Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1982 Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)

1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market

Birthdays on Jan. 20th:
1928 Martin Landau Brooklyn NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)
1929 Arte Johnson Chicago IL, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie) 1930 Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr Montclair NJ, USAF/astronaut (Gemini 12, Apollo 11)

1930 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
1945 FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President
1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President

Monday, January 14, 2008

Emily in Hong Kong!

Hi family! I wanted to let you all know that I made it to Hong Kong. I've been here for a little over a week now, and I'm starting to feel like a regular! What an exciting, busy, diverse city. There's so many new things to see and do. I love the Chinese food. And, might I say, I have chopstick skills I never knew I had! I've even impressed myself, I thought I'd be a flop at that! I've only eaten like 4 meals with a fork. My finger muscles will be really strong by the time I get home!

Here I am standing in front of one of the open markets that they have all over here. They sell lots of fresh fruit, fish, meat, veggies, etc. And, they also have booths that sell anything you've ever wanted (or not wanted for that matter!) (cheap China trinkets, etc)

Everyone I work with is super nice and it's been fun to experience the new culture here. They are all excited to introduce me to their Chinese way of life! I think I'll really like it here! I have an ocean view from my apartment window, which I love (although I can only seen part of it, through the other tall buildings, but I'll take it!). And, it's weird to not have a car. But, the public transporation is wonderful and I can get most places close by using the "Ding Ding", or the trolley.

Anyways, hope you're all well. Keep in touch. My email is Or if anyone wants to come visit, I'd love it!



Saturday, January 5, 2008

Check out our new Blog!!

Hey everyone. Check out our new blog! Thanks for all your help, we would have never figured it out on our own. This is such a fun way to keep in touch, I think I just found myself a new hobby :) Love you all! Love, Kristina and James A.K.A. the Hillstrom Buckeyes.


Hello everyone from OHIO! This is a really cool blog, and it's fun to see what the family is doing! Congratulations Camille on the big news... that's really exciting! Okay everyone I hope you'll be watching the big game this monday and not rooting for LSU. Let's just hope it wont be an embarrassment like last year. It starts monday 5:30 or 6:30 pm your time, so tune in! Go Bucks!!! Hey Jodie... "O...H..."

The James and Kristina Hillstrom's

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Just in case ...

Just in case some of you didn't know (because I didn't) ... I just logged into the Hillstrom email account and saw the following email from Mike and Cindy. CONGRATUATIONS CAMILLE!

Camille got an engagement ring from Brad this morning-Christmas. It was all fun and exciting. The first thing Hannah said was, "Now I can get a nephew or a niece." The date is probably May 10 in the Logan temple. She wants to have a party the night before instead of a reception. More plans later. We just wanted to share this before the day ended. Hope your day has been merry.