Time is flying….

and I just can’t take it!


I’m always amazed when I go to check my blog and realize it’s been a few months since I’ve updated. How does this happen? Time gets away from me. I guess it might be the fact that language school, cleaning, cooking, and a busy busy toddler consume all my time. Still, it’s hard to believe that the holidays are here…

and even harder to believe that my family has been living in a foreign country for over a year now!!


That’s right! In August, we hit the official one year mark for living in China, and with October came the end of our first year of language school! Amazing! We survived it! hehe

Honestly, I look back at the last year and can’t believe how far we’ve come, all the crazy things we’ve experienced, and all the wonderful memories we’ve made with our dear friends both Chinese and American.

There are so many terrible moments of culture shock that I would take back, but of course, there are so many AMAZING moments that I will treasure for forever.

So in celebration, I’m going to share with you some of my pictures taken over the last year! I wanted to share my absolute favorites but for privacy reasons I chose these ;)


Unpacking our bags


Beginning of our first fall


Decorating for Christmas

My First Thanksgiving Meal


Visiting the Ice Museum with Friends

Friends visiting during our first winter!


Christmas Package from one of our Supporters!


1st Christmas...A Skype Christmas

Always helping Mommy in the Kitchen

The "cheery" side of our city in the winter

The church's first open service


Enjoying play time after music class

Best Friends


Easter Party at School

Wesley's 1st Birthday


Our 3rd gift at 10 weeks

1st VBS

Cotton Candy fun


It’s been a great year and I’m looking forward to all that this new year has to offer! Except the cold maybe…I won’t lie and say I’m looking forward to that :)


A big thank you to all of those who have supported us financially and in prayer over the last year. I know we have some of the best supporters out there…I was continually amazed this year at how the Lord used so many of you in our lives.

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