A couple of times a year, Deb and I head out to Asia to check on some of our production as we get ready for the show. There are times when we brought our families with us but now with 4 kiddos between us all under the age of 5, it is a bit harder. And since my Grandma passed away a year and a half ago, there hasn't been as much urgency for us to bring our kids along on these trips like there was when she was sick.
In ways it is easier, we can spend the whole day working and on some evenings, we can even see the rest of our family in Asia but every time we go see our family and we go into my Grandma's apartment there is a rush of sadness that overcomes Deb and I. We miss her a lot.
Some of the best parts of the trip is the food. Deb and I often times will find ourselves in McDonald's at 5 am due to jet lag:
Ah we love McDonald's in Asia. Some of the foods there are different - like for example the chicken noodle soup you can get for breakfast which is a personal favorite of mine. We are also fans of the free wifi at McDonald's. I was even able to use the WiFi to talk to my family back in the US while we were there.
We also found another place for breakfast that had fresh watermelon juice - yum:
So delish. This is of course in addition to all the other food we ate while we were over there. The dumplings, sticky rice rolls, pan fried noodles and more. Even now my mouth waters at the thought of all that good food.
But with all that too Deb and I pretty much finalized all of our next release for Maya Road. Lots of cool things coming includine some unexpected stuff. It is hard to believe that the tradeshow is about 2 months away.
While I was away though I did manage to create a tiny bit - check out this flower I made one night as I was fighting some jet lag:
I am also busy planning my boy's Birthday Party. I still have many many Angry Birds to sew but I think I have it under control. I cannot believe this is what I looked like 5 years ago: