A very sweet gift from a very thoughtful friend. Thank you, Sarah K.
Congratulations Kole and Nika! Kole just had his preschool graduation and I can not even explain his cuteness during the program... I have to figure out my video software. Nika has just a few more days and she has graduated 3rd grade! Jadyn, she is graduating 3 and wants to be off and running at school already. Funny thing I forgot to mention: Kole's school did mother's day fun and they made portraits of their mother and wrote something about them. One of his school mates wrote... "My mother loves vegetables and alcohol." Alcohol?!@
Well, quick run down. 13 days to go... I'm silly, I count a day ahead (tomorrow) and then leave off Saturday when I leave because I'm going to have to drug myself to get any sleep that night. Too excited. In fact, I'm worse then the kids when it comes to Disneyland and family vacations (go to sleep at 11 or so... eyes just open at 4 am... or worse I am up every hour & then squeezing my eyes trying to pretend to sleep for hours.)
So we know when we are leaving, have tickets for coming back home... hoping all goes well and we can come home as scheduled... praying everything is in order. Hey, at least if something happens... Milana is ours and we'll be together with each other while enjoying ourselves in TW.
Now, we have a little surprise joy; we were offered to Skype with Milana right before we leave. How cool is that!? At first I was terrified... what in the world am I going to say... then it hit me... I never ever run out of things to say! ha ha We'll have a translator and my family is out here for a graduation so one great part... my mom can meet her too and my sister and her children. For the others, I'm video taping it... unless someone knows of a way to tape it on Skype? Anybody? I learned a song in Mandarin... hopefully, I'm brave enough to sing it. I'm going to have a friend check my words first... still trying to prefect some though.
Next, I have been making taxi cards... what else. I have some to restaurants that are fairly American comfort foods and I will post them later this week... sorry that list will be long. If I can figure out a document to download, I will otherwise... get ready for the boom.
Ha ha... I think I've been reading alot of Chinese English because I did spell check and "surprise" came out "supise"... I never leave out "r"s (what English speaking American can't be harsh on those bad-daddies) That's what happens when you scourer the net for travel tidbits.
And lastly, to my waiting friends... may your heart find some comfort and your worries cease and may your little blessings be home in your arms soon. I still feel your pain, I do.
Trip to Joplin December 2016
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