I can’t help it!

More photos of Zora and her family. Typhon is moving toward Hong Kong. Monday is a holiday In China and Tuesday is a holiday in Hong Kong. US passport for little Z may have to wait until then. Petra and Milan will stay on the mainland and come back and forth on the ferry (if the weather holds) to see mom and Z who will stay in hotel as Karel works out the red tape. Must deal with PRC, HK and USA bureaucrats. Milan easily took to holding Zora with evident adoration. Pretty P was afraid that she would drop Zora, but relented in the end with a glow.


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Some things are more important than others.


11 responses

  1. Such beauty!! Physical, emotional, natural, spiritual. You are the luckiest man on the face of the earth!!

  2. Judge:
    Here is a toast that I recalled from (of all things) a popular science fiction television show which I now offer to your newest grandchild: “May all her desires be fulfilled, except for one. So she’ll always have something to strive for.”

  3. Absolutely precious photos. It is heartwarming to see that Petra and Milan are already bonding with Zora. They obviously are very proud of their new baby sister. It seems from your description that they are planning a visit to the US. I can only imagine how excited you must be to see them.

  4. Elaine,

    We are trying to work out visits. They may come back at X-mas or, if I am feeling up to it, we might go out ourselves. Keller and Stacey’s baby will be born in October and we might try another circumnavigation of the Pacific–Lincoln, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sydney, Albury and back to Lincoln. Lots to look forward to in the coming months.

    All the best.


  5. I am sure that the logistics will work out – one way or another! I was trying to remind myself that they are on a different school schedule than the kids in the U.S., because they have opposite seasons. I was thinking that summer was just ending for them, but that is not correct. So is Christmas during their summer vacation – or is it just an entirely different schedule? Also, perhaps your grandchildren are not far enough along in school that it matters whether they miss some days to travel. We know that they are smart and could make up any lost time. Anyway, I know that the visit will happen and you surely do have something to look forward to!

  6. Australia is reversed, but not China. All of the kids except Petra are in a preschool like situation. So, school is not a huge obstacle. Going both places during the same trip (which we have done once) is exhausting. But you are right. We have much to look forward to as we contemplate seeing our newest grandchildren.

    All the best.


  7. I think I need a geography lesson – or perhaps I should look at a globe. You teach so much in your blog, including a veritable travelogue.

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