After Seven Years…

Runion with Duong and Lisa! It had been seven years since the last time we had seen Duong and Lisa. Our reunion was like a taste of heaven with one big series of hugs after another. The visit seemed way too short as we reminisced about past escapades together over a delicious lunch of  Japanese food, including calamari (squid), California sushi, and teriyaki chicken.

Enjoying a Japanese meal togetherWe were surprised that our visit had worked out in the middle of their busy schedule. School had just let out the day before. It was yet another instance of God’s blessing on this trip!


  1. Brittany December 24, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Looks like ya’ll have been enjoying yourselves so far along this trip! The whole Crocker family is glad it worked out for ya’ll even through all the snow! The Japanese food (especially the Calamari) made me very hungry. How did ya’ll have it served; Fried or boiled, or raw?
    And I thought to clear it up, Calamari is squid not octopus. Squid are smaller more tender than their larger “cousins”. Longer cranial area and shorter tentacles replicate some of the other physical differences. 🙂
    What an amazing God we serve! I’m so glad he’s blessed ya’ll with this trip!

  2. James December 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    What a wonderful reunion! Next time, it won’t be 7 years!

  3. Jenny December 25, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Praise the Lord you all were able to visit with Lisa and Duong! I am sure they were encouraged and seems that you all were blessed too by the visit.
    That sounds like quite the lunch! 🙂 One I am sure you will not forget.

  4. Joshua December 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Duong & Lisa! Wow – it has been such a long time – so good to see pictures of you there with the Staddons. May the Lord richly bless you as you enter this New Year. With Joy – Joshua

  5. Robert December 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    @Brittany Ooops! You’re right. Calamari is squid, not octopus. I just fixed the post. We had it fried and it was absolutely delicious, though a bit rubbery and smooth, which made it glide easily down the throat. 🙂

  6. Brittany December 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    I’m so glad ya’ll enjoyed it! My personal favorite way to have it is fried. Mama won’t touch it though. Yes it is a bit rubbery but like you said it does go down easy. Alot like Mussels do! 🙂

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