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Home, Sweet Home.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

We’re finally in our apartment and can tell already that this place it going to feel like home really quickly. P loves her new bedroom and is having a fantastic time setting it up to her specifications. She’s currently in the living room watching Dora the Explorer in Mandarin. The kid is in heaven!

While I’m on the topic of P, this morning, she brought me a piece of paper and asked me to write her name on it. She then went into her room and came out a few minutes later to show me this:


Three Themes of Day One.

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Three themes ruled our first day in China.

1)  Gratitude. We’ve been amazed at how incredibly helpful people have been to us since we arrived.  The Chinese love children, so I think we’re receiving VIP treatment thanks to the presence of P and Wee P.  Everywhere we go, people go out of their way to help us in various ways.


Trip FAQ’s.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

When I tell people that my family and I are moving to Beijing in February, I get the same questions over and over, so I thought I’d give a little background on this trip by addressing some of those questions…