We’ve returned to China, so that means I’m back to updating y’all on the blog! Welcome back!
Before I jump into more posts about our life in China and the upcoming adventures we have planned (yay!), here’s a brief recap about our time in America during the holidays! (You can read about the specific timing of our vacation HERE.) Sorry if this post is a little jumbled. We did so much in such a short amount of time, so there’s a lot to cover.
During the months of November and December, I visited all my friends and family in Pennsylvania while Taylor was still working in Florida/China! Here are some of the things I did:
Kicked off the holiday season with a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with my family.
Explored the city of Philadelphia with one of my best friends. You can read that post HERE.
Snuggled with Bubba and Riley. a lot.
Drank copious amounts of coffee with friends.
Helped plan our annual Mast-Family Christmas party.
When Taylor met me in Pennsylvania at the end of December, he brought Maybelle along with him so she could meet all the other pups! I was in puppy heaven with three adorable yorkies under one roof.
We celebrated Christmas with my side of the family, then drove down to South Carolina together on the 23rd. (We alternate Christmas each year.) While we were visiting the south for a month, here’s what we did together:
Celebrated Christmas with Taylor’s side of the family.
Traveled to Dallas to watch the Clemson Tigers play in the Cotton Bowl against Notre Dame.
Visited Charleston. Twice.
Flew to Portland and drove down to Santa Clara, California to watch Clemson win the National Championship against Alabama! We saw the Redwood National Forest and Napa Valley along the way!
Snuggled with Maybelle.
Watched a few Clemson basketball games.
Participated in an A.R. Workshop for the first time. We made a lazy suzan for the house we don’t have. 🙂 This was a lot of fun though!
In total, I was in America for 3 months and Taylor was there for 1. We’re so thankful for all the friends and family we have who support us on this crazy journey and welcome us into their homes for extended periods of time. We were able to return to China feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the new year!