Oh, hello there!
This is my brand new blog courtesy of my awesome SIL! She designed this whole blog, look at how cute it is!! Ahh! I love how she made my husband and I taking a self pic…. cuz we actually do that all the time. The flowers, clouds and hearts… oh my goodness, seriously… she knows me SO WELL! I just noticed the background is a little lacey too, I love it. Ugh, Jenny I miss you and thank you for making this for me!
I was thinking about bringing all my old blog entries to this blog. But I decided not to. Why you ask? Well, mostly because I’m lazy… And the fact that I kind of like starting my new blog, fresh. Since we moved to China it’s been extremely difficult to update my old blog since WordPress is blocked in China. We have a VPN which gains us access to blocked sites but it’s so unstable. It usually took me a whole day or two to update one blog entry. It was frustrating….
But now that’s all over! Thanks to my SIL I don’t need a VPN to update my blog! Yay! Though, if you have a blog and it is using blogger, wordpress or anything that’s blocked in China. That might explain why I haven’t been commenting on your blogs as much because it’s so difficult to.
So now we’re Expats. I always thought that W and I would be in NYC for some reason. I thought if we were to move out of the country it would be Paris. I love Paris, plus the hubs works for a Parisian company. But we’re in Shanghai, I thought that I might have a difficult time adjusting to life here but I honestly feel like I’m on a long vacation. Eating out every day, living out of hotels… traveling back and forth from Shanghai to Hangzhou. Yeah, I suppose it hasn’t hit me yet.
I had a few moments where I felt a little lonely. I think it was mostly because I was sick, don’t have many friends here (yet) and I really miss my piano, cello and other instruments which are in a sea shipment. I did some research and found the yarn district in Shanghai! I bought some yarn that was crazy cheap… 500g wool for 68RMB. (((LOVE)))
So I spent my free time making a hat for W’s coworker’s boy. He looks so cute in it and both his parents loved it! Ahhhhh! Look at how adorable he is:
Seriously. How cute is this kid? I used my owl hat pattern to make his hat and stuck a pom pom on top of it. I wish I had another colored yarn to make the border of the hat and add some cute braided tassels like my owl hats. Is that weird to have that for boys? I don’t know how cold it gets here in Hangzhou but I hope he gets some good use out of it!
I can’t wait for us to move into our apartment. I think we’re actually moving in next week if all goes well. Apartment hunting is a pain, just like it is in the states. But we found an amazing place and know that we’ll be happy there while we live in China. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday… I know we did. Dinner with my husband and we talked about all the things we were grateful for: each other, family, friends, health, having food in our bellies everyday and most of all… love.