Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello world!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh my VPN is finally working all the time! yay!! woo woo! 

Ok enough of that! I didn't get to share my Christmas photos with you all because I just couldn't get it to work and then the days just turned into one long one! Now its going to be NYE and 2013! I can't believe it! This January marks the start of my 3rd year blogging and I am planning some fun new things for this place next year. 

So with this being the last day of the year I want to catch you up and share some things: 

Since I left home and moved to Thailand then China I have had moments where I stop and look around and have a minor freak out. HOLY SHIT I am in China! yes! I get homesick, I fuss about the weird cultural differences, and hate using a squat toliet with all my life but I am so amazed and grateful for this opportunity and the fact that after years and years of saying I am going to do something crazy like move abroad to teach I actually worked up the courage and did it. 

I couldn't have made it through the past 6 months without the amazing support of my family and friends. Even with G telling me I should just come home because his life is a mess and missing all the fun new things going on in Snifferelllas life, even with missing my nephew getting bigger every day. Thank goodness for Skype and google voice texting and Facebook for letting me all the pictures! 

2012 was a rough year for me and The Boy and I have no clue what 2013 has in store in that department but we are still friends and he has been pretty understanding about this adventure into figuring out my life that I am on. 

K and I are officially all booked for our 3 1/2 week adventure around Asia! We start in Thailand, head to Cambodia, then Vietnam, Hong Kong and then end our trip in Beijing! Its going to be a whirlwind of crazy busy and I can't wait! It will be so great to have one of my closest friends here with me and get to experience new places with her. 

I get to spend NYE on a boat cruise around Hong Kong and then bum around for a few days before I go back to work for 8 days! Crazy right? Well in China when you get a couple days off they hit you with a work on the weekend! Sneaky ones I tell  you! I have a cute(but warm) dress to wear and I  may actually comb my hair and put some make up on! 

Last year I posted pictures from every month but lets be serious I have taken well over 5,000 pictures in the last 6 months alone and I don't even know how many the first 6 months of the year. So for now you get my Christmas pictures! 

My kiddies about to perform Jingle Bells 

Feeling Festive! 

Making Christmas Crackers for our kids 

all the gifts my family and co-teachers sent/gave me!

after our performance on Open day! 

Skyping with the family while they open gifts Xmas Eve 

Oh you didn't know Santa is Chinese? 

My fellow North American :) 

hard work getting the houses to stay up 

see the concentration! 

I'm off as I only work a half day today! 
I hope you all have a wonderful NYE and start your year off happy and hopefully with a slight buzz!!! 

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