Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Before/After Mao/Nixon

Dining room before/after

We are breaking some type of record for the number of small boxes used in our move, ugh! I take no pride in this title, it is very similar to the time a waitress announced that she had never seen anyone finish a slice of the cheesecake at her restaurant, as she gazed at my empty plate. I honestly did donate a tremendous amount of my worldy possessions, yet I still look like a crazy hoarding cat lady, minus the cats. Aren't those cupcakes cute? My sister brought over a dozen farewell Mao/Nixon cupcakes much to our delight.  I will hopefully start blogging as soon as possible in Shanghai.


Coco said...

I hope you, your family, and all your possession arrive intact. Von Voyage

RED SHOES said...

oh Linda,
I am gonna miss you! :(
but I can't WAIT to see all of the wonderful experiences you will have over there!
safe travels my friend!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I am going to miss you also, but I love that we will be able to follow your adventures through blogging. Love to you all and safe travels from me also. xo Joan

Suzy said...

Can't wait to hear about your wonderful adventures. Two years will go by fast, make sure you journal everything!
Keep it Sweet,

Jess said...


Have a safe trip! Much love to you all. xo J&S

Claudia said...

Wishing you and your family well - here's to a wonderful adventure ahead.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, all those packed boxes make me a little sad. I'm trying to spin it as hopeful, though...the fun you'll have unpacking them again. Happy Trails! I can't wait to read how it goes in CHINA!

Lang said...

Congratulations to you all on this brave adventure!! I wish you the best in that wacky wonderful unknowable place called china! Oh, the things you're going to teach us!

Anita said...

We'll miss you, gazing at your house on the blog and the HILARIUS blog of your daughter's. She cracks me up:)

Cha Cha said...

Safe travels, and enjoy the adventure!

Ronnie said...

It's going to be GREAT!
Looking forward to your posts from Shanghai. XOXOXOXO

Katie Runnels said...

It appears the most fabulous birthday/xmas surprises await you all over again in those pretty brown packages!! I love that you're taking all of your treasured loot! Can't wait to see you in Shanghai!!
XoxO, Kt

Saucy said...

Very clever to take the photo of your treasures packed up... are you truly going to have them shipped? I envisioned you buying new furnishings there and only packing your trinkets and doodads.

Please make a safe journey and post whenever you can. Don't worry about not having cats, especially where you're going. You don't know what happens to cats over there.


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Lauren Hodges said...

what an adventure you are embarking on!
enjoy the new and cherish the old -
take care my blog friend!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

We are totally going to miss you! Safe travels. Can't wait to read about your adventures. xo

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I see those boxes and I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!
I can't wait to hear about life in Shanghai!
Bon Voyage!

Karen from A`Musements said...

It's so tempting to say, "I miss you already" but then I think, hey.... she's going to be our 'correspondent' in Shanghai!!! You know, kind of a "Linda, Gar, Lulu & Deke's Excellent Adventure" thing! How ingenious of you to space everyone out so you can get to know EVERYBODY on the plane.... making friends along the way~~ so Linda!
Seriously, hope all goes as smoothly as possible from here on out. Thinking of you and the book you'll write on the "6001 Uses for Chopsticks" (once you get settled, of course).