This was our first trip to our home since leaving for Hong Kong. We were able to stay for 3 weeks. We spent time at my parents’ home and at Love’s sister’s home. We were able to spend a lot of time with family during this time. We saw all […]
Hello! This is me! We are from Illinois. Both of B and I attended the same high school but did not really know each other at the time. We met after he finished high school and had been together pretty much ever since. We were married over a decade. We have three fantastic children, Monkey, Dude/Bub, and Monster.
About five years ago, B and I discussed the option of teaching overseas. B is a systems administrator and can fix just about anything. We discussed the pros and cons of such a decision. In the end, we decided to go for it. I worked in the same school as my children in Illinois while I worked to secure a job overseas.
Each year, there were interviews and a couple positions, but most were not feasible because of the added cost of schooling for three children. My position began to make drastic changes, and Love was ready for a change at the end of this past school year. He applied to a government lab. We discussed other locations we would be willing to move to in terms on overseas teaching. I had actually thought this year was done with, but I sent out letters of interest anyway. I made changes to the important papers in preparation for the next recruiting season in November and December.
At the end of April 2016, I received an email from a school in Hong Kong asking for an interview. The day after Mothers' Day, I was offered a position in the international school. At the same time as my interview process, B was going through his interview process with the lab. In the end, he was passed over for whatever reason. After much discussion,we chose to accept the position. We had about two months to get our affairs in order.
It has been a difficult road since leaving my very tight knit family in the States, but my hope is this experience provides my children with unique experiences they would have not had living in a small rural town of Illinois.
So, here we are living in the New Territories of Hong Kong. My children attend schools within my company. B is employed by the same company.
Join us in our adventure as we navigate Hong Kong and create a home since we landed here in Hong Kong on 25th July 2016.
It has been a lot of back and forth with Love to decide what to do about Monkey. We have always known there was some Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in […]
I ended up in the tent for the night. It wasn’t too bad really. The fresh air was nice. The cold air? Not so much. I was fortunate because one […]
Dude and I ended up taking a taxi to school because we both had a couple of bags to drag with us. Taking those on the train was not a […]
We didn’t leave for camp right away. The year 7’s were only going for 3 nights instead of 4. Due to this, we had a team building day today. The […]
Monster is the first to go out to camp this year. It was a month or so ago when I mentioned to her she would be going out on camp. […]
Love says this morning, “Hey, let’s go to World Wide House.” I am still wondering why I agreed to that. . . I will say, I enjoy going to […]
Monster was taking a breather before getting ready for the day. I took this as I passed her room this morning. We have only been in this flat for a month now. This place feels so much more like home in one month than the last flat did in a […]
How funny our 5 months here falls on Christmas day. 5 months down and 19 to go. We weren’t able to go as all out for Christmas has we […]
We were able to get a turkey from the market downstairs. We did have concerns about whether the turkey was going to fit in the oven or not. It is […]