Miller Family Carpe Diem Blog

This is the home page for Dr. Mark Miller and his family. We hope you enjoy seeing our family pictures  and descriptions of our adventurous  trips. We just moved up to Blowing Rock, North Carolina full-time this year. I have retired from private practice, but busy with Dermasensa (a start-up cosmeceutical company in China), Coolsculpting lectures, missions & family.  We were  in Fayetteville, NC for 25+ years from 1988, although I was born and raised there. We love to travel and go on medical mission trips all over the world. Mark has been to AFRICA (Botswana, Kenya, Zambia x 2, Zimbabwee, Lesotho, South Africa, Egypt), ASIA (Philippines & China) CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA (Honduras, Peru x 3, Belieze, Ecuador, Costa Rica x 2) and MIDDLE EAST (Iraq’03,  also spending some time in Iran, Israel, Jordan & Syria in the 1970′s). Carpe diem! mark, beth, will & jo, victoria & colin, shelby

Table Mountain Climb CapeTown, Boulder Beach Penguins, Cape Point southern tip, Safari in South Africa






Botswana FCS Mission Feb 22-March 6, 2015





In Botswana this morning in the wild since leaving US Feb 22nd! Check #fcs Botswana on Facebook until I can start posting. Still in Africa! Carpe diem, mark & Beth

Miller Annual Letter

January 2015

Greetings from The Mark Miller Family!

The whirlwind of 2014…

It was an action packed year for the Millers in 2014. Beth & I began with the Walt Disneyworld Half-Marathon last January and completed the Coast to Coast challenge in September by running the Disneyland Half-Marathon in California with David Newman & his daughter, Hannah. We went to the Andes Mountains of Peru with the Senior Class of Fayetteville Christian School in February/March and are leaving next month on this year’s 2015 mission to Botswana, Africa with the bushman tribes.

And then there was the BIG celebration of the year in May/June…our son, Will, married his lovely bride, Jo Mengjie, in Shanghai, China!!!!!! They later came to North Carolina in October/November for a stateside reception, button picture of our family at the NC State Fair, & to attend the Society of the Cincinnati event in Washington DC. Will has now been in China for 5 years opening restaurants and honing his mandarin Chinese skills. They currently live in Beijing but plan on moving back to Shanghai this spring.

Victoria & Colin Campbell’s BIG celebrations of the year included their 2nd wedding anniversary last July 7th, Colin graduating from Liberty Law School in Lynchburg, VA in May & passing the NC Bar in July, adding a black Labrador puppy, Roosevelt, and their moving to Montgomery, Alabama in August! He is clerking for a Supreme Court Justice and she is substitute teaching 5th grade at Montgomery Academy and also at pre-schools. They plan to stay in Montgomery in 2015.

Shelby is now a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill making us a complete Tar Heel Carolina family from top to bottom. She loves it and is thriving. She is now a Pi Beta Phi, works part-time as a college intern at Chapel Hill Bible Church and even got her Scuba diving certification last summer. She turned 21 years old in November and we celebrated at the Angus Barn with friends & family. She is on track for an eventual 3-year doctorate program to become a physical therapist like her mother… and another Dr. Miller!!! And she also is a double major in religion.

Retirement seems to have made us busier than ever. We are now full-timers living in our home in Blowing Rock, NC. I still give Coolsculpting lectures nationally, run stateside Dermasensa, the US cosmeceutical skin care company exporting anti-acne & anti-aging regimens to mainland China, now in stores throughout China and airing on China QVC this Spring ( and am still on the Board of Trustees at Methodist University. We joined FaithBridge United Methodist Church, where Beth is on the Board of the Casting Bread Food Pantry. Beth is involved in Bible Study Fellowship and completed the Master Gardener program following in the footsteps of her dad. We brought in the New Year with the NewMillermans annual celebration. We will be updating our “” blog as well as our website (

Toby, our snow-white Maltese and our barn cat, Comet still rule the roost this past year. We still have horse, Patrick, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. We sold George to a nice Amish family to be used to pull their carriage.

May you all have a blessed 2015 and let our paths cross again soon! Carpe Annum 2015,

Mark, Beth, Will & Jo Miller, Victoria & Colin Campbell & Shelby
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873 Dogwood Lane, P.O.Box 101, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Telephone: 828-295-4050

Lost Valley Ranch Colorado September 2014

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Disneyland Half-Marathon Labor Day Week-end 2014

Labor Day weekend! Disneyland Half Marathon & Coast to Coast Medal! David & Hannah Newman ran with us! Carpe Diem! m2


The Color Run, Beijing, China


Will & Jo Miller Married in Shanghai 31 May 2014!!!


Millers/Campbells/Newmans Arrive in China for Will & Jo’s Wedding

DSC06496DSC06499DSC06503DSC06505 - Version 2DSC06534Arrived in Shanghai met by Will & Jo. We had dinner with her parents Saturday night. Having a wonderful time in preparation for Will & Jo’s wedding next Saturday, May 31st at Hengshan Church in Shanghai.

Society of the Cincinnati, Spring Mtg, Pinehurst, NC

The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization and it’s first hereditary organization founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Members of the Society are qualified male descendants of these veteran officers, and are a vibrant community of fellowship and high purpose, dedicated to preserving the memory of the heroes who secured the independence of the United States, and their patriotic sacrifices that made American liberty a reality. DSC06304