Today was a super relaxed day! We had this terrible wind last night that had the babies waking up every couple of hours, and I will just go ahead and admit that I’m not good at running on that kind of sleep! I don’t drink coffee at home anymore, though… So that probably has something… Read More


It’s Thanksgiving week! And we have so much planned! ๐Ÿ™‚   First off… Let’s talk today’s Thanksgiving meal prep! Day 1: -Start thawing out the turkey in the refrigerator! And…that’s all! I decided to keep Monday simple so that I could get a little rest after the busy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Since our turkey is on… Read More


Let the holiday cooking begin! The holiday season is officially underway, and with the holidays, comes the food! That means most of my days are now being spent preparing to cook food, cooking food, or eating food. It’s pretty simple really! haha! Most people don’t realize how much work goes into preparing a holiday meal… Read More


June 1st is a huge holiday here in China. It’s Children’s day!! I think it’s awesome because every year after a few sad days around Wesley’s birthday…the streets suddenly become flooded with children, balloons, and all kinds of different treats. It just forces me to smile hehe! When we first moved to China though, I… Read More


Well, it’s technically been spring since April. That’s when the temperatures started warming and the snow started melting away. But, for me, Spring isn’t here until it’s warm, the sun is shining, and the trees are blooming. And in Northeast China, that’s right around the first week of May! I had initially hoped it would… Read More


I’ve mentioned several times now that our family now resides in a new city in the Northeast part of China, but I’ve never written about the move itself. So here’s a little bit about it! When our family left for China over 2 years ago, our plan was to move to the city where our… Read More


Happy Mother’s Day Happy Mother’s day to the wonderful women in my life! I wish you could see the tears I am crying just missing you all! Also… Happy Mother’s day to all the mommies out there who have given birth, adopted, or care for children who are not their own and read my blog!… Read More


The Mothers In My Life: The only down side to the day here…of course…Was not being able to share the day with the wonderful women the Lord has placed in my life. But the great thing about them is that I know they would have rather me be sitting in the special Mother’s Day service… Read More


Today is Mother’s Day both here in China and in the States, well…It’s the same day for about 12 hours that is ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am feeling especially blessed to be sharing the day with my two beautiful princesses! I have been showered with flowers this weekend from a sweet friend and my girls both… Read More


Last week my parents were able to visit us here in China. This was their second trip, so there was no pressure for us to do the usual tourist activities. We were able to, instead, just enjoy our week together doing the every day things. We took them to church and then to visit one… Read More