Oh my goodness, thanks so much to all of my new (and faithful) followers. You guys are the best and I'm so thankful for each of you! I'm pretty darn happy.

If you haven't already seen my interview go here. Thanks a ton Katie.

This past Thursday and Friday I was in Shanghai with my older sister Rachael. A few of us went over on Thursday and then my little sister Becca and I spent the night in her apartment.

Friday morning the three of us girls galavanted around Shanghai in the rain. We ate breakfast near Rachael's house at a place called Wagas, where we sat next to the window and people-watched. We ordered coffees and called the cashier "soldier boy" just because he couldn't understand. We stepped into malls just for the fun of it, we laughed a lot and enjoyed all being the same height. (Literally!). We then jumped on the subway and sped underneath the city until we popped up again and found a cafe. We sat at the cafe for hours while snow came down in smalls heaps. Snow! It was really lovely and the flakes were big. We ate, talked a lot, smiled at people and at three, it was time to go. My sister Rachael said after we left she thought "why aren't they staying for a week?" "I'm confused".

Notice the little gray building with the square cut out of the top of it in the background? That's the 4th tallest building in the world. Look at this picture of it. Pure craziness.

The whole day I wore my special red hat and we all had big hoods over our heads to keep warm. We got to the train station and Becca and I boarded the train to go home. We waved to Rachael, yelled several last inside jokes and then turned around and slid our tickets through the machine.

Kudos to Rachael for being the best, and Shanghai? You're pretty sweet.

You might just want to listen to...
These songs kept me company on the twenty minute train ride back home to Suzhou. Outside it was misty and I think it was probably a mix of rain and pollution. It was lovely though.

With lots of love to you all,
love, a



  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    I'm a new follower - love your blog and the fact that you're living in China. I grew up as a missionary kid in Papua New Guinea and I always enjoy finding other people who are growing up or have grown up in countries outside the US. :)

    God bless!

    1. We did have a wonderful time :)

      I'm so glad you decided to follow! It means a lot to me. That's awesome that you lived outside of the US. It's pretty darn crazy.

      Thanks Jess :)

  2. I'll be journeying to China sometime in my future, I don't know when, but I'm going! God's calling me there.
    So it's exciting that I found your blog!=)

  3. That's awesome!

    I'm glad you found my blog too... super glad :)

  4. Love those pictures. And all of those songs are great for rainy/misty days. Especially coldplay. :)

  5. I love this post, some of the words you use are really cool :)
    And I like all the pictures :0