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

$5 Helps Save 2 Lives

It is not often that I solicit donations for fundraising campaigns but sometimes there are causes and places and people that tug on that call to duty of giving voice … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 2 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

The Most Precious Thing Of All

Celebrating four of our birthdays within three days is pretty special. It already amazes me immensely that we’ve all come together into this life with one another, then add to … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 9 Comments

Good Busy

Where have we been, you ask? Over two weeks and no posts. Barely a peep on facebook neither. Wow. Well…for those of you who thought we might have succumbed to … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 7 Comments

Mixed Week

This week was expected to be somber and exhausting. Somber because September 11th always is, and exhausting because I was home alone with the kids while my husband was in … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 7 Comments

Home is…

It’s no surprise that a return to our home in Denver prior to moving to Laos for 2 years would stir up some deep emotions and thoughts about that place … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

The In-Between Steps

For those of us traveling from place to place in perpetual motion, this in-betweeness – the heavy steps of transition – is a feeling that I get each time we’re … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 21 Comments

What Language Learning Can Also Teach You

I took my Lao language exam this week and finally finished up ten months of training. Yay! I’m not sure what I am more excited about: being fluent in a … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 7 Comments

How I Got To Sin City

As a mother of twins in my mid-40’s my partying days are most definitely over, but reading The.Ego.Tripper‘s post “What A Party!” triggered some reminiscence of my time in Singapore … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 7 Comments

When I Feel Landlocked

For some reason I’ve been feeling landlocked lately and I so badly want to dive into this photo and envelope myself in the vastness of the open water and stretch … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 13 Comments

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