Today was our last Sunday in Beijing… Eric spoke last week, and I was asked to speak today. It was a little bit hard to get through, but I was so thankful for the chance to share my thoughts and feelings…I think that the best part of giving a talk is preparing for it. It gave me a chance to really look at the things I have learned and gained throughout the last year and ½. It was a COLD, COLD day in Beijing today, and we had planned to take a family photo after church, but man, it was cold, and there were even snow flurries.
As usual, i LOVE having visitors! and i feel so lucky that my dear friend Jodi could come and stay this last week. she has been an awesome help, and it's been so fun to show Beijing off to her. Last night we went shopping at the Hong Qiao Market, and we bought a bunch of purses and watches and scarves to SHARE with the unfortunate that can't actually COME HERE! … i hate knowing i won't have access to all the fun! not that i need anything, i just like KNOWING that if i want it, it's there! LOL… silly girl. Our friends the Mackays came too, and we made it into a big 'extravaganza' as is everything you set out to do here (nothing is simple! lol). we ate at our favorite restaurant, and GORGED. hmmmmm good food.
I had to get everything off my desktop computer that I would need during the transition, and turn my computer off, and take it all down. We are guessing 4-6 weeks before we’ll see the stuff that we are shipping by boat back home. We have moving company coming tomorrow to help us get packed up and move us through customs. When we came here, we just loaded a container ourselves, and sent it over, and eric was able to deal with customs here… getting everything out of the country is a different story. We have to basically pay a moving company to verify all our contents, then they process it through customs. I am so totally not sure what to expect when they arrive in the morning. I am anticipating a flurry of activity.
I made a couple of little videos today. We are busy preparing for our ‘Easter’ Celebration (above is a little sneak peek!!) at House of 3, so I was making a video for that. Our new content will all be up on April 1st! if you aren't signed up for our newsletter, you be sure to do so! we'll be sending out daily ideas/inspiration, you won't want to miss. we have a few other surprises, so don't miss out!
I had been making some thank you cards, so I thought I’d make a little video of the QUICKEST card ever! I have SO many people to THANK, and so I was making a few little cards- since I don’t have any envelopes, and all my stuff is packed up, it’s super minimal, and totally exactly what I needed right now. Maybe it will come in handy for you some time! (if you need some Jewel Brads or some FLOWERS (on clearance, i love the WHITE too! shipped right to your door! wink!)
I also have been wanting to make a video about how the purse clip works, since it’s hard to describe if you have never seen one… so check that out as well! The purse clip retails for $6.99 and you can get one HERE!
I am going to get a few zzzzzz’s before tomorrow’s big day!
I LOVE Monday.
Here is the quick little cards:
and here is a little video explaining what the heck the PURSE CLIP is: