Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekending: HELLO














Oh dear, my dear friends we made it back to states a little over a week ago. It was a long trip and first time travelled in the winter for long flights. We both were under the weather from the mixed of the air in the flights and temperature changed from the high 70's to negative 10. S had some ear pressure after we landed. Jet lag was another great challenge during the winter, since we can't go out much. Thankfully S is fully recovered and is happy to be home again.

Not sure where to start to share with you, since we have had so much happening this past month. {1/4" mark} has been so quiet for nearly a month now and it is the longest break that we've taken. We took all the time we need to spent last few weeks with our family. We travelled on our scooter to different parts of the city.  We had a family dinner; very causal and fun to end our visit back in Taiwan! We took four large luggages with us and two of them were full with gifts and loves from our families and friends.  I hope to print out some Lucky and S' photo as our Christmas greeting card, but it will need to wait a little extra longer, since we are trying to settle in our new space here in Iowa.

The weather has been so cool for last few days. We are layering in woolies and covering with quilts { i must admitted this is the best part about the winter; cuddling with quilts, lots of them}. In order to let S return to school system we had to take her for some health check, since we've gone oversea months. The test came back and she is just as healthy as she can be! She returned to school last Thursday, the very first day of real 4th grade! She is anxious about school and already met some old friends she knew from her kinder room.  As a mama, I am happy to see that she puts smile on her face in the mornings and ready for school! When I pick her up from school last Thursday, boy.. she was sharing her day with me again! I was touch by heart at that moment when S shared her day with me. I quietly listen to her day with some new friends and new discovery of school.  You know possible that I'll get invited to lunch date soon.

Since most of sewing supplies are in the storage at this moment. I have not been sewing, but just simple English Paper Piecing. I hope to return to storage next week to bring them out. All the fabric stashes are at my dear friend's house, which makes me wanted to just go to her home and say hello to them, but that will need to wait for another week or two.

Our first weekending was a lot of sleeping and jet lag! The second weekending has been marvelous! S has been crafting again and all the fabric have pulled out from the suitcase and getting some fresh air. I have stored them in a nice and clean cardboard box for now.  Thankfully, I have received a new computer, but I try to learn how to use it as I have been a pc person.  It will be some new learning time for me while S' away at school.

Our return has been great and yes, there are new phase of challenges we need to face. At this moment we'll work as a team and look forward each day and hope take a new step each time when we can!
We hope your holiday time has been wonderful and thank you so much for all your support and kindness.  {1/4" mark} turned two years old last month.  It has been just amazing that you are here from time to time and really grateful that you have extended your friendship with us.

I'll be back more often now

xxc













21 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see you back and that you are both doing so well! Looking forward to your new creations. Have fun in all that snow!

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  2. yay, Chase it's wonderful you are back and enjoying yourselves. The last few months must have been such a wonderful adventure for both of you. Looking forward to see what these pretty stacks of fabric will become.

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  3. Congratulations on your move back...excited to see a post from you!
    So much fun for S to be in a 4th grade classroom!
    Your fabric collection looks great, can't wait to see what you make!

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  4. Hi Chase! I have been thinking of you the last month. I'm glad you have survived the trip back to the US! What a lovely, long vacation you had with your family in Taiwan. Now back to what is more familiar to S. and to you too I think! Enjoy the Christmas season-
    Kathy

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  5. ooh... HELLO... !! Nice to see your blog on again .... **aaah all those fabrics are calling my name... LOL

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  6. Hope you will both be very happy in your new home Chase, and that Stella settles quickly back into school and into your new routine.

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  7. Oh, we sure missed you and missed your lovely posts. I'm glad you're back and happy in the US. Wish you all the best in this new fase! Happy Christmas!

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  8. hey girls! welcome back again! Looking forward to hearing some of the updates and see your beautiful projects! xxx

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  9. Love her smiling eyes! Happy to read that you are settling well.

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  10. Hi Chase! Welcome back. I'm glad to hear that you are doing ok. Looking forward to seeing more if your wonderful posts
    XX

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  11. Welcome Home C & S. Such a journey you both have had and now to continue in a new direction and in a new home. Wonders of it all and tis the season for it also! Be safe and take care. Thank you for the lovely return post.

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  12. I'm glad that S is so happy to be back. It must make your heart glad to see her this way. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures; the two of you lead such a beautiful life!

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  13. I'm glad that S is so happy to be back. It must make your heart glad to see her this way. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures; the two of you lead such a beautiful life!

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  14. Welcome back to the U.S. Chase! Glad your trip was a good one. Seeing some of your fabrics reminded me that I have some of the same tucked away that need to be cut up and sew back together. I hope you settle back in nicely!

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  15. So lovely to see that you're posting again, Chase! The moment I saw your "Weekending" and the pic of S and Lucky on Bloglovin on my phone this morning, I leaped out of bed to go to the computer to read your post and to see your pics on a big screen. So glad S is happily back in school and that you're going to start creating beautiful things for us to appreciate again! xoxo

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  16. Nice to see your post pop up in my blog feed! So glad you both are doing well and back in the States safely! xo

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  17. Oh, Chase, it is great! So, you are in U.S., but X-mas card to you and Stella is in Taiwan :) Never mind :) I am so so happy, that you are O.K. and your trip was good. I send you many many greetings and have a wonderful time!!
    Jola ***

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  18. Welcome back to the States Chase! I hope you and S have a good time settling back into the swing of things! =)

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  19. im so happy to see you are back here in the states. hope you all settle in well. lucky stays in taiwan, right? stay warm!

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  20. Hi, I happen to stumble onto your blog and I saw the Chilean flag. I also read you just got back from traveling , where you in Chile? I am Chilean I have lived in the states since i was 8, just curious..

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  21. It sounds like you have adjusted back to US time zone and you and S are back in the swing of things. What will you be doing now that school is finished for you?
    Have a very Merry Christmas. xoxo

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