Fresh from the island of Guam, our family is off to the chilly city of Hong Kong. Hugh Grant promised to keep me company while flying with Husband and the children.
Husband has to return to work, and one of his offices is located in the city, so it makes sense for us to head there. We feel better every day about Tokyo and how things are in the city, but we're giving things a little more time to settle down before we feel 100% comfortable bringing the children back.
Eldest will return to school on April 4th.
While in Hong Kong, we'll be at the W in Kowloon for a little over a week.
The children and I are very excited to tour Kowloon. The touring, the shopping, and the dining will continue to distract from the continued news out of Fukashima. Eldest will also begin to work on her homefun (homework) in the evenings as we prepare to return to a more normal schedule.
Did I mention Husband, Eldest, and myself are getting custom tailored outfits for spring and summer done at Sam's Tailor?
Husband's suits and shirts have been made there, and he's had nothing but praise for the craftsmanship and professionalism. They are exquisitely made, so I cannot wait to have some of my favorite J. Crew and Kate Spade dresses recreated to my specifications and in beautiful fabrics!
It's frivolous, but I need a distraction as well.
This time we've spent together as a family has been precious. It's been quite an extended break from work and school, which is unusual outside of summer. We have relished each and every moment. Can you believe there haven't been any moments of disquietude?
I'm pretty sure it's because of everything that led to our departure. Being close to something so tremendously tragic, you can't help but be deeply touched. We wish our trips were under different circumstances, but we've loved exploring new countries together and being able to do so safely and with one another.
We cannot thank you all enough for continuing to think of us. Thank you for covering us, as well as everyone in Japan with your prayers. You all are truly special! I hope you know that.
See you in Kowloon!