Home at Last!

Posted by Jill,
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[Ah...another unposted draft that I just stumbled upon.  From April 18th, 2011, published June 16, 2011.]

Todd left on March 21st for a 12 day business trip to San Francisco.  He returned home (to Beijing) on Friday.   His 12 day business trip ended up turning into 24 days.  But I am happy to report that the kids and I survived our longest-ever daddy absence.

All I can say is, thank goodness for:

  • skype!
  • our ayi
  • and good friends

We never felt totally helpless or alone, and it was great to be able to Skype with Todd almost daily, but we’re so grateful that he’s home!!!

Yea!!!  Talk about a happy family!  We were all so excited to have him back.  The kids and I had fun making a welcome home banner and a cake for him.  And he had fun pulling out all the gifts he brought home–namely chocolate!–in the form of brownie mixes, hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, treats from Ghirardelli’s, and bags of chocolate candies!  CHOCOLATE!  (FYI, we can buy chocolate here, just not in the many forms we find it in in the States.  And some things are more difficult to find, and more expensive when you do find them.)  Anyway, what a happy reunion!

- Jill

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