Another week has flown by! This week we’ve been busy working on some renovations at our friends’ home and also doing some much needed work to our own! Trying to kill two birds with one stone…I guess you could say :)… but it does make for a very busy schedule! We’ve been in our current… Read More


Decorating for Christmas: Decorating at Christmas can be a challenge when you live in a foreign country! You may find yourself either having to bring things over from the States or get creative and make them yourself… But that can make the holidays really fun! Especially if you’re the creative type!   Bringing things from… Read More


It’s amazing how fast we go from celebrating Thanksgiving to celebrating Christmas! For some, it starts right after the Thanksgiving meal comes to an end. For others, it’s the first of December… For our family, it’s usually the day after Thanksgiving. But this year we decided to wait until after our Thanksgiving service at church… 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


Traditionally in East Asian cultures and especially in China, a baby’s 100th day is a time of celebration! It was originally celebrated because of the high mortality rate among mother and new born babies. The families during that time thought making it to the 100th day was a huge milestone. Today, while the mortality rate… Read More


Today was an absolute crazy day, and I mean that in a great way! Not everything went according to plan, but I am sure I will remember this Thanksgiving for many years to come for soo many different reasons :)! Right now…I am thankful beyond words! As our China family left this evening, I couldn’t… Read More


Last year, I had the privilege of fixing Thanksgiving dinner for my family for the very first time. In fact, up until that point, I had never even contributed a dish to our families’ Thanksgiving meals since we were visiting from out of state. For some reason when the holiday came around last year, I… Read More


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… Read More


So here it is…The moment you’ve all been waiting for!   I’ve had messages galore from curious minds….   Are you ready?   Last week, we made our big trip to Beijing for our 20 week scan. This scan was especially important to us having the history that we have. While in Beijing, we were… Read More