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! 🙂   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 🙂  Since our turkey is on… Read More


One of the things we enjoy doing as a homeschool group is… throwing our children holiday parties, like many of the schools do abroad. With our group being so diverse, we thought it would be fun to celebrate Thanksgiving by throwing an international party! It ended up being great! The activities included: The children dressing up as… Read More


One thing I am thankful for this Thanksgiving is the homeschool group our family is privileged to be a part of here in the city. If you’ve ever had the privilege of teaching your children at home, then you’ve probably discovered that while it has its utterly beautiful, indescribably rewarding moments…it can also have it’s frustrating, hold… 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


Last week, we received news that my husband’s grandfather passed away. I’m not going to lie; it was extremely difficult to hear. We knew Mark’s grandfather would more than likely pass away while we were on the field, but the news is always hard. Hearing it makes you want to hop on the first plane… 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


So… As you can see from the title… With a fresh start…comes a fresh blog. I’ve came so far since my first post, but I didn’t want to just start completely over with a new blog from scratch. There are definitely a few articles here that I want to hold onto. So, this is what… Read More