Sunday, January 9, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes.

The past month and a half was a wonderful trip back to the States: we saw family, drank eggnog, worked hard at the office, ate polish pierogi, and participated in many a gift exchange. Friends and family: you blessed us exceedingly!! Thank you so much for pouring out phone calls, hugs, messages in english, gifts, and welcome back lunches on us. It made that time so enjoyable.

24+ hours of flying has now put us back in Beijing! In September I never thought I would say this, but I am very happy to be back. Hearing chinese swirl around me is oddly comforting and i have been craving dumplings. So, now i am sitting back at my desk, looking out the window, and eating the latest office treat: crispy dates. Not sure how I feel about them yet.

I am ready to soak this place up, for all of it's enigmas, curiosities, cold weather, and adventures. I can't wait. Check back for our daily fun forays living in this foreign land; I can't wait to share them with you!

Top Ten of the 1st day back:

1. I'm dedicated to posting more. Not more words per post (don't despair), but more frequently, and more of the little things.
2. I have been greatly inspired over the past month and half and am so grateful for those that have greatly contributed to that. Here's to you. :)
3. Erica Stimart Svec.
4. Rebecca Bradley and Gage Couch.
5. Isabel Dmitruk.
6. Terri, Jamie, and Jackson Poulos and
7. Alison Godwin and Jeremy Ethridge
8. Allison Crnic
9. my husband, Brian, for being so passionate about thinking and giving
10. God, for placing me in this place at this time. can't wait to see where this takes us!

have a great day, everyone, we'll talk again soon.


  1. and i'm happy ya'll are back. more fun reading to do on here. looking forward to more pics! and dang it... i want some pierogis.

  2. Right back at you Leah, Seeing you and Brian was such a special holiday treat! I'm excited to read more in the coming months, I'll be a following you here and through the Twitterverse.

  3. Woo hoo! I am honored to be in your top ten. Miss you guys!!