Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Where are they now?

I must apologize for the long delay away from my blog. Has it already been more than two weeks since Christin was born?! So many things have happened in that time, it's hard to believe she's still only 16 days old! So in case you were wondering, "Where are they now?" here's a brief update . . .


First, I wanted to let everyone know that we are fine, despite a recent terrible natural disaster in our area of the world. Actually John and I had traveled to the capital city on Monday, Christin in tow, to arrange for her passport at the American Embassy on Tuesday. We left our two older girls with our friends Brad and Amy (THANK YOU so much, friends!) to make the trip a little easier. While there, we made an important trip to Ikea to purchase some furniture, an important trip to the doctor for some immunizations, and of course an important trip to the import store for "necessities" like powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and taco seasoning. So we really packed our time full. We returned home on the early train this morning and it was good to get back. Christin has already been through our local train station three times in her 16 days! Now that's crazy!


The trip was surprisingly relaxing, though, with only a very portable newborn to take around. She was happy everywhere and even obligingly took naps during a couple of meals at nicer restaurants, allowing John and I to linger over meals and actually have uninterrupted conversations. So despite the usual stress of travel, it was very refreshing! We were very happy to return home safely today and be reunited with our sweet Clara Anne and Chloe. We missed them!


The last 10 days have been non-stop with the remodeling process at our new apartment, too. John has been out almost every day, shopping, arranging details, making plans, etc. He didn't forget Mother's Day, though! He had gone out that morning briefly and came home with a dozen peach roses for me, thoughtful husband that he is. But in all the busyness, we both almost forgot that today is his birthday! 34 years young, Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband and his beautiful twin, Sarah!


I have lots of great pictures to share but will have to leave that for another day when I have a bit more time. For now, Happy Birthday John! I love you!

6 comments:

rachel said...

yeah, it's just too bad john will never know you gave him such a public display of love since he never reads your blogs....haha!

glad you're all home! :)

erica w said...

Glad all is well with your family!
And, in case you read this john...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

From groans to glory said...

glad to know your news! sheng ri kuai le, Wenzhang!Did you feel the quake in your city? Some news said the very tall building trembled.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures, Rachel. How abundantly blessed you and John are--rich in precious girls! And belated Happy Birthday to John.


Hugs,

Jodi

SingerMamaMelody said...

I'm SO glad to hear that you all are okay! We were thinking about that...

And Happy Birthday, John & Sarah!

Love you all,
Melody

Sandra said...

Can't wait to see photos of your new apartment.