I love waffles! It’s true! Pancakes are okay…but Waffles! Oh, they are are sooo good! They are seriously one of my favorite breakfast foods! And I went a whole year and a half without eating them when we first moved to the field. Can you believe it?! But then, we went to live in Beijing… 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


This post comes a little late, but here’s a look at our Thanksgiving service at Grace a couple of weeks back:     What a wonderful day it was! We are certainly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Lord’s work here in China! And I want to thank you for being… Read More


It’s  Friday and while my friends and family members in America are already taking part in the Black Friday madness, I am sitting here snuggled up, warm on the couch reflecting on the wonderful day we had together, yesterday! I do believe it was my favorite Thanksgiving yet, as a family! And I don’t mean… Read More


It’s the day before Thanksgiving! And the cooking is in full swing!   Today’s Prep: -Prepare a second batch of breadcrumbs -Chop celery and onion for stuffing -Cut up carrots for maple glazed carrots. -Prepare a pot of chicken broth for stuffing -Bake a batch of Cloverleaf rolls -Make mini pumpkin pies -Wash and dry lettuce for… Read More


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