What, you might ask, could possibly top all the excitement of exploring and travelling around Asia for the past two years? Well, although I admit that the past few years have almost felt like a dream- constantly seeing new places, trying new foods, and doing cool things like zip lining through the rainforest or taking pictures with tigers- this next adventure excites us more than all of those combined!
In the past two years, we have visited 10 countries/territories (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau). We have explored China, visiting the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing, enjoying the bustling city of Shanghai, the Terra Cotta warriors of Xi’an, and the gorgeous gardens of Suzhou. We ran the Great Wall half Marathon in Tianjin, went to the world’s biggest snow and ice festival in Harbin, and coached our girls in a basketball tournament in Guangzhou. Even our home town of Qingdao has beautiful places we’ve been able to explore and discover- Laoshan and Fushan Mountains, the many beaches, the Qingdao beer brewery, Huadong Winery, different teahouses… the list goes on and on.
Yet THIS tops all of that…
In this next chapter of our lives, we are preparing to be PARENTS! Yes, we are PREGNANT and so thrilled for this little life growing inside of me! At times, it still feels surreal. But now I am starting to show and it serves as a constant reminder of the miracle God is working inside of me.
Read about how we found out in our next blog post!
May 11, 2015 at 6:39 am
Congrats :)))) Being parents is the most amazing thing in the world! We have a 10 months old bbz girl and we also live in qingdao. Do you have places/activities you can recommend?
May 24, 2015 at 10:50 am
Thank you! That’s awesome. I have a million places I’d like to recommend, but I probably won’t have time to blog about them any time soon. My friend Catherine has a great blog with a bunch of posts of cool things to do in Qingdao. For now, I will defer you to her blog- she’s a stay at home mom so she has way more time to write than I do. She also has a son about your daughter’s age (a little bit older), so it might be fun to read her blog anyways. The Qingdao blogs can be found at http://travelingwithjc.blogspot.com/2013/04/qingdao-bucketlist.html. Enjoy! 🙂