Chinese Laundry


Every mother of multiple children will tell you how unrealistically perfect many mothers are with their first child. I remember washing all of Jameson’s clothes with a special detergent gentle enough for baby’s skin, then double rinsing everything. It took me an entire month to get over that obsession. Poor baby Giselle does not have that luxury, as our clothes are all hung out to dry in the great Shanghai outdoors. No matter how fancy the detergent, everything ends up smelling like pollution, so what’s the point?

Yes, having an Ayi to do our laundry has been a huge luxury, and I shall greatly miss her (for more than just her laundering skills). But, in San Diego, we shall have this new fandangled contraption called a drier and a functional washer. We will also have this fancy thing called a dishwasher, and kitchen counters that are slightly higher than my knees. I am looking forward to those little luxuries. Until then, we still hang our clothes out to dry.




Giselle is one month old and is already 8 pounds!
I wonder if she is like her mother, as she is stronger than she looks!


This afternoon I learned that we may be moving as soon as Sunday. Moving with a one-month-old was not a part of the plan, but I am trying not to be too anxious (Philippians 4:5-7). Our VPN has expired so I cannot access facebook anymore, so keep reading my blog for more updates… perhaps we will move tomorrow, I don’t know, but am learning not to stress about the little things or even the big things.

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  • Auntie Char

    Auntie Char

    Hurry, hurry, hurry, come home! We miss you! I can't wait to come down to see you! I will buy tickets the moment you tell me when you can put up with me visiting! (I know everything is up in the air, so don't worry if you don't know for awhile.) Just let me know when it will comfortably work for you, and I am there! Monet loved her birthday presents! Sorry we didn't get to talk to you more that night. You were gone by the time we opened presents, then we were asleep soon after. (Birthday parties are hard work for everyone involved!) McKinnon's birthday is going to be a Nerf gun fight, so go ahead and come on over a day earlier, then you can come too! :) Okay, it's alright if you miss the Nerf Gun fight. We'll have another one when we do see you! Love you, and you are in all of our prayers! Giselle started out beautiful, but she is just gorgeous as she grows and changes! XOXO's

    Hurry, hurry, hurry, come home! We miss you! I can't wait to come down to see you! I will buy tickets the moment you tell me when you can put up with me visiting! (I know everything is up in the air, so don't worry if you don't know for awhile.) Just let me know when it will comfortably work for you, and I am there! Monet loved her birthday presents! Sorry we didn't get to talk to you more that night. You were gone by the time we opened presents, then we were asleep soon after. (Birthday parties are hard work for everyone involved!) McKinnon's birthday is going to be a Nerf gun fight, so go ahead and come on over a day earlier, then you can come too! smile Okay, it's alright if you miss the Nerf Gun fight. We'll have another one when we do see you! Love you, and you are in all of our prayers! Giselle started out beautiful, but she is just gorgeous as she grows and changes! XOXO's

  • Heather

    Heather

    Oh my goodness! Lovely photos of miss Giselle, I can't wait to meet her and see all of you! I have been and will be praying for you, the family and the move. Wish I could be there to help you! God bless you and he will sustain you all during this stressful time. We love you all, kiss those two cute kids for me!

    Oh my goodness! Lovely photos of miss Giselle, I can't wait to meet her and see all of you! I have been and will be praying for you, the family and the move. Wish I could be there to help you! God bless you and he will sustain you all during this stressful time. We love you all, kiss those two cute kids for me!

  • Heather

    Heather

    I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

    I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

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