Yesterday we saw flowers, sunshine, and temperatures in the high 60’s.  Pollution levels were better than they had been in weeks and the oh-so-rare breeze in the air compelled us to throw open the windows, take a sun-drenched 2.5 hour nap on the couch (ok fine, that was just me) and free our pale white toes from … Continue reading


17-almost-18 Weeks “Your Showing!”

Warning to all those who are completed uninterested/nauseated/reasonably terrified of procreation/annoyed with mommy blogs or otherwise unlikely to enjoy reading my naval-gazing pregnancy notes: you should probably skip this post. Our regularly programmed pithy comments and sappy reflections on life in China will resume next time. A lot of people with blogs and baby bellies seem … Continue reading


And We’re Back

From this beautiful place. Chris says hi: In the aftermath of our whirlwind U.S. tour, I’ve got so many stories and pictures to share here.  Everything from insane sights over Siberia, to an “enhanced pat down” to a drunken cab driver flinging us down the side of a mountain, beautiful white sand beaches and 4 … Continue reading