Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Looking Forward

Personally, I ended this year a lot sick and a little uninspired so the only thing to do is look forward towards 2013: – getting rid of this cough and … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 6 Comments

A Christmas Moment

Celebrating the Christmas holiday season while living overseas can sometimes feel…to be honest…a little forced. With a fake tree and tropical heat, and no close friends or family to celebrate … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 5 Comments


Things are quiet around here. We’ve turned off the news. We’ve not engaged in any political discussions. We’ve cried. We hug tightly. We’re looking to the horizon to guide us … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sick As a Dog in Hanoi

Hanoi and I do not get along. The last time I was there over sixteen years ago was after a grueling 20+ hour train ride from Na Trang to Hue. … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 6 Comments


Rest. Is there such a thing as too much travel? Add “…with kids?” and all parents will certainly agree with me when I say “yes”. Three wonderful, memorable and fun … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

M&O Birthday Snapshots

On M&O’s birthday, I witnessed for the first time the Montessori preschool birthday celebration which is pretty special. They use birthdays as a learning moment about the passage of time … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

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