Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jason and Cristen Arrive

June 22nd finally arrived--the beginning of a new adventure for my son, Jason and his wife, Cristen. Jason has taken a 2 year assignment with his firm to work here in London, and so their adventure now begins! They are living with us for now, so we're all working on finding extra storage space in nooks and crannies that we have never used before today.

Their first day here, they were determined to stay awake and keep moving after an overnight flight, but.... they sat down for a few minutes and the next time I peeked on them, they were out like a light. They're up and going today though. We made a trek to Chiswick to pick up a chest of drawers that they purchased from an outgoing American expat, went for lunch at Chipotle (they needed a Mexican food fix, after all, they had been away from Houston 24 hours) and headed to the bank to discuss ££££'s. They rounded out the afternoon at the local pub watching England beat Slovenia to go forward in the World Cup rounds.  Welcome to the London life, kids!


  1. I'm so excited for them ... and you!


  2. How wonderful! What an adventure for them at a perfect age too. I will be praying for all he changes and challenges and FUN along the way. It must be a rare treat to know that with the back in forth you and your husband go through you will have family in each spot. Blessings to you all. What a dear photo of the travelers.

  3. Bonjour Debi,
    What great news. You must be so excited to have them with you in London. Best of luck to them.
    Thank you for your visit and kind words about the magazine.

  4. Hi Debi,

    Thank you for your prayers. We are so excited that everything turned out well.
    Your son and DIL are in for a true adventure.
    How exciting for them and YOU! Tell them to absorb everything they can. They are making some serious memories.

    I went through the Russia posts that I missed. Loved your photo's. It really is an amazing country.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. how much fun for you to have them in your fair
    city!!! they were too cute all knocked out in your
    giant chair.



  6. What an amazing blessing this adventure is going to be for all of you! Enjoy!!!

  7. Imagine, family to greet you on both shores, and how lucky for them to have you there.

  8. How exciting for them and of course for you too! Please send them my best wishes for a happy time in London.

    Happy 4th of July and best wishes for a great week,

  9. Look Debi! I think I did it! Am I finally the 50th follower???????

  10. dear debi,

    i have a feeling that the 'joy' of having your son
    and daughter in law has kept you very busy.

    looking forward to some updates on how they
    are making their transition, etc.

    i wonder if you have conflicted feelings over
    4th of july, being a londoner, too.