Category Archives: Thailand


Four months ago. That’s when we stepped back onto American soil. When we stumbled through customs in a haze. When we drank 5-Hour energy to make the trip home from Chicago, alternately opening the windows to flood the van with … Continue reading

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To the Fantastic Four…

As we end our time in Thailand, we are blessed to spend time on the beach, reconnecting as a family, doing family-ish things, and enjoying the natural beauty this amazing country offers. I’m doing lots of reflecting, which is sometimes … Continue reading

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    I’ve shared before about my struggles with fear. I struggle with putting what I write “out there.”  But it’s a nuanced issue with a lot of layers, some legitimate. As I’ve gotten to know the people of Thailand, … Continue reading

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My 5 Year Plan

  Yesterday, I had a couple hours to sit and reflect. I rode my bike down to a little open air café at the end of our village…super cute, literally run out of their home in their front yard. I … Continue reading

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Hard…and Amazing

We’re one week into our time in Thailand, and my reflections are so scattered and vast, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here are a few of the highlights in pictures. I also managed to bake some (adapted) GF … Continue reading

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We’re Here!

It is so exciting to finally be writing this from our home in Chiang Mai, Thailand! We have had a wild 5 days and are close to settling in to some sort of normalcy, I think. At least, I’m awake … Continue reading

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Basement Dwellers

A little break from books today to lighten things up a bit. Besides “So Where Is It You’re Going?”, “How Did You Decide to Go to Thailand?”, and “What About the Kids?,”  the other FAQ we get is, “Soooo, you’re living in … Continue reading

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