Monday, December 9, 2013


Today is a big day in our household.

It marks the "official grand opening" of the company that NZ has come over here to get started. He's been hard at work for the last 18 months, dealing with surprises around every corner. If there is one thing about China, it's that nothing is straight forward, and everything is convoluted and even simple day to day tasks are difficult. I think he has earned a few gray hairs in the process, but I am very proud of him for giving his 100%. 

The owners of the company flew out for the affair, and Sal and I were invited to join for the ceremony and lunch. As with anything over here, there was an overload of red and gold, streamers, fireworks and a ribbon cutting with some "important people". Although Nick's speech was good, Sal was the star of the show, as always, with his big American eyes and soft white skin. 

It is hard to put into words what this experience has been like for us as a family. I know Nick would have a completely different description of his day to day experiences vs mine as a stay at home wife and mother, but one thing I do know, is that what he is doing, and has done, is no easy feat. There is still a ways to don't get your hopes up, we aren't headed home yet...but having the opening today is one step closer to the end zone. 

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