Category: kids

The realization that Arlo had grown during our travels this summer hit me as we made are way through the airport in Malaysia. No longer does he need help carrying his pack through airports, he breezes through security check points, he hops off the night train at 4:30 am without a word, he can hike for 6 hours through the mountains of Sapa, make friends with the Hmong street girls under the late-night full moon. He has jumped 15 feet from a Junk boat in Ha long bay. He can navigate busy subways and even rode the Shrek coaster with his hands up high at Universal Studio Singapore.

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Thailand Part 2

Alright here it is Part 2…enjoy!

The next day Philip was ready to burn the rest of his body, so we decide to head out on the “4 island snorkeling tour”. We rode out about forty-five minutes through the bluest greenest sparkling waters I have ever seen. Continue reading

This entry is So Huge, So Exciting, So Side-Splitting, so Page-Turning that I made it into two parts to keep you wanting more!

Okay, okay I really did it for the sake of the few of you that actually READ my blog. I didn’t want to bore you into a coma. It was just too long. So hope I don’t lose any of you; and if you just came for the pictures of your grand kids (you know who you are) make sure you go to the bottom of Part 2 there’s a slide show!!

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Before we left town, rumors were uttered across restaurant tables and whispered at back yard BBQ’s.  Continue reading

The traffic here is insane. Just when you think okay, some sort of pattern has emerged among the 3 million motorbikes, half a million cars, thousand’s of cyclos and bikes the guy in front of you will decide to turn around and drive against the traffic. Continue reading

We have been here a little over a month. In the box (that’s what I call
our apartment) for about 2 weeks. Continue reading

As we board the plane it sets in we are really going… going far…far way.. from everything we know…Yikes, panic, maybe we shouldn’t…- push from behind( Zeb)- “Mom keep walking your backing up the line” “ya, but maybe we should rethink this for a minute”… (Silas)- “Mom your embarrassing us get on the plane!” Continue reading


Grandad with the boys

We left behind 15 years of potlucks and parties, sleepovers and soccer games, 80 acres of quiet solitude, crisp mornings, mountains speckled with the red and gold of autumn, our friends and family, and the sweet dogs. Some goodbyes were harder than others Papa, Montana and Taco, Joan…but it was time to go. Continue reading

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