After three years in China, it was finally time to go back home to the states! I have a job lined up in Virginia and we headed back home in July! But preparing everything to come back was so difficult, I am glad we were able to accomplish everything. I thought I could write a … Continue reading Things to do BEFORE you leave China!
This month has been full of ups and downs as schools opened and then closed shortly after. Our family, as well as others have fought to remain positive as we entered our first summer in Beijing, China. Is it safe yet? The month of June was off to an extremely good start because all of … Continue reading Beijing Expat: June 2020
If you read our last apartment blog from November, you know that we were forced to sign an 8-month lease in an emergency to get housing. Now, that 8 months is almost up and we may have to move for a third time in less than one year. I say may because even though our … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
At the end of last month, we got the awful news that our apartment building had been purchased by the Chinese government and would be torn down to rubble. We had 30 days to find a new place to live, pack up, and move. I will share with you the difficult journey it was to … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 2.0
October has been another exciting month for the Willesen family! I could best describe it as a month of both 'old and new'. As in, we have been here long enough to where we are really missing a few of the things we had in the USA, but also short enough to where we are … Continue reading Beijing Expat: October 2019