things we love

Its always good to reflect and be thankful for what we have been given. We truly love this place, and I am so glad the girls can help me make this little list - and that they love the life we are living together. Even so, its great to feel a sense of identity - knowing who we are, where we come from, and affirming the good in every culture. Here are some things we will miss from our little home in north-western China:
  • hot roasted kebabs & nan bread
  • our friends
  • making ice cream from scratch
  • speaking Chinese & Uyghur
  • riding public transportation
  • walking everywhere
  • having friends over to play Uno
  • fresh fruits & veggies at the open market
  • baking fresh bread
  • views of the Tianshan mountains
  • living in a big city
  • little kids in split pants
  • learning to cook new dishes
  • ping-pong & tennis with pals
  • homeschooling
  • bubble tea
  • our homey apartment
  • Chinese fashion
  • Uyghur dancing & singing
  • Essie