Monday, June 14, 2010

Count Down!!!!!

Our time is coming to an end here in China. At least for this school year. We will be back here next year but will be applying to other schools. We have had a great experience here in China but are hoping to see a different part of the world. I'm sitting here with a room full of 12 year olds at school playing games thinking that I can't believe that in less then one week we will be back in Utah. YEAH!!!!!!!! This year has really gone by fast. It has been a good year filled with lots of events that sadly we haven't posted. Unfortunately we lost our camera a few months ago in Macau and decided to just wait until we get back to Utah to buy one so we have been pictureless except for the ones that we were able to get from friends. I'll be posting pictures of Rachels prom later tonight along with other pictures.

Last Saturday Gavin and I went to a furniture market with a group of friends. They have tons of antiques and copies of antiques. We saw lots of beautiful things but got very overwhelmed. We needed to come back and process what we saw before we buy. We did buy some really cool chinese drums. That was our big purchase. It was more a learning experience if anything. We met a young man there who will arrange all the shipping for us, even back to the US. We just need a place to ship it to. Without a home it wouldn't do us any good to buy furniture to ship back. I'll make sure to take a camera next time although some shops don't allow you to take pictures. I guess they are afraid that we might copy their designs.

China does have some really neat things but it will be nice to get back to a normal life for a while. I can't wait to get in my big suburban and drive to Costco and fill up the back with food that I like. I get really tired of having to go shopping daily and carrying it back to our home. Gets really old after awhile.

Our first stop when we get back? TACO BELL!!!!!!! I know that's not the best Mexican food but that's what my kids requested. Believe me Taco Bell will do.