We Are Off to Travel China!
we are currently seated at the airport, anxiously awaiting to take off! we are in seattle and head to beijing, china next! we have both shook on it that we need to spend at least 2 hours (of our 12+ hour flight) on going through our presentations together. my husband is speaking more than 13 times-hot dang! makes my one presentation seem like a piece of delicious chocolate cake.
isn’t it neat that my butt/hip can pop out like that? there’s nothing in there…i’m just happy to see you.
i really don’t know how people part with their kids. my heart felt like it ripped in two when we dropped off our pup (sugar). we know she’s in good hands with ‘uncle camp’ (aka our friends who take good care of her and she gets to play with their massive american bulldog, lily). but seriously…how do these animals climb into our hearts like this?! i never thought it’d be like this but alas, here i am.
please also be impressed that i ate all my mac-n-cheese with chopsticks! it was stone cold by the time i got to the last little shell but success! i then had to massage my hand for at 15 minutes because apparently these muscles aren’t used to this strenuous activity.
my mom is the best and sent us some Halloween goodies to indulge in before we left. how amazing are those napkins for my very Texan husband?! we can’t stop saying “boo y’all!” in the most southern drawl you can imagine. i instantly ate half the bag of pumpkin spice almonds. wife approved.
i mostly spent the weekend getting our home prepared to be empty for 17 days (don’t even think about breaking in because you will find nothing) and then ready for us to recover from the 15 hour time difference once we return!
oh and what better way to depart america than to exercise my right to vote?! remember how women and people of color couldn’t vote for many many years???? use you right, use your voice and vote everyone! thankfully oregon has mail-in ballots so we got our filled out and dropped them off in the mail on our way to the airport this morning.
i was trying not to be so vain while looking at the photos candidates decided to include but a few are very questionable. one guy looked like he was going to come out of the book and stalk me and i’m pretty sure someone else straight up took a selfie. in order to be less of a jerk…i will not include the photos but if you live in oregon…you know what i’m talking about.
yesterday also included calling our families and telling them ‘talk to you in 17 days’ and i found myself a little bit rolling my eyes after hearing for the fourth time “okay you guys be careful please. pay attention to your surroundings, be safe, don’t eat things you find on the ground, etc” as i was getting ready for bed, i realized how amazing it is to have a family and friends that care what happens to us. i realize not everyone gets that in a family…thank you for caring about us! we will be safe and i’ll only eat things that are securely still in their wrappers.
with those rambles, we are off! please wish us minimal bickering between us and around us, smooth travels and good TV options on our flight. i wish you a happy monday and that you find some sort of delicious candy you didn’t know you had in the back of your desk drawer!
i’m sure i’ll be ‘gramming it up so hopefully we are buds on there if you want more up to the minutes travel photos and me eating strange food. *UPDATE: instagram is currently blocked over here but am trying to pull some tricks out because i’m sort of addicted to it! thanks for letting me know rachel!
1) how bad does your heart hurt when you leave children and/or pets?
2) what is your favorite candy at Halloween?
3) last trip you took?