Afternoons at Grace

Many a late afternoon Pax and I will walk or ride the bicycle over to Grace. Brian is typically involved with whatever sport activity is going on, and Pax loves to be a part of it. And there’s plenty to explore and play with on campus. One of Brian’s colleagues, Khun Kee, often stops to spend a few minutes with …

Pax’s Church Birthday Celebration

The sweet folks at our church surprised us with a little celebration for Pax’s 1 year birthday, which happened to fall on a Sunday. They invited him up front and sang ‘Happy Birthday’. So thoughtful. He’s acting cool and calm in all the pictures but inside he’s leaping with joy and feelings of love. I know this. ūüėČ And I …

Royal Flora

Our church community went to Royal Flora (a botanical garden of sorts) for a post church afternoon outing recently. The boys played frisbee throughout the park and the girls chatted. Times were good.

Family Photos

We recently had the opp to take some pro bono family photos with a local photographer. Score! He does really fantastic work. (Thanks Thum!) We picked a pretty location, got all did up (I curled my hair which is a rare occasion in this hair-fall-flat-and-frizz-up-humidity) and dressed in our coordinated outfits. We had a lot of fun that afternoon. At …

Ultimate Frisbee

Every Saturday afternoon Brian plays ultimate frisbee with a dozen or so Grace students (and a few other adults). It’s intense! And often when¬†Pax and I go to watch we overhear remarks about “how fast Mr. Elliott is.” Always makes me smile. So proud of those fast feet we are. Ha. ūüôā

Temple Touring in Cambodia

One of our last days in Cambodia we opted for some temple touring. This particular one (there are quite a few!) was Beng Mealea, built early in the 12th century! Incredible. It required a 2-hour tuk-tuk (open air motorbike taxi) ride through the country. Me and this growing belly were a bit hesitant at the potential discomforts of such a …

Cambodian Floating Village

One of our Cambodian days we took a boat tour of a floating village. There were dozens and dozens of incredible homes built high on stilts over a¬†lake. Dwellers (dogs included!) were boating or swimming to their destinations and kids were playing in buckets and floating on ice chests. Can you even imagine? One of my first thoughts was about …

Cambodia Travels

In mid-August we ventured over to Cambodia to celebrate my birthday with a race. Marathon for Brian and half for me and Pax (in the running stroller). We’d registered for this race in the spring – months before Little Elliott #2 was known.¬†And, unfortunately, morning sickness hit just about the time I was training for my longer 10+ mile runs. …

Bamboo Teepee

Here’s a fun little project I’ve been dreaming of for months. One of Brian’s colleagues at Grace helped us get the bamboo sticks. And then there’s this huge fabric market in the city that Paxton and I explored for our material. Brian did the threshing (the top wrapping of the sticks together) with some string I bought from a family …

Organic Market Eats

It’s very common for open air markets to “open” only two days each week. There are several within a few miles of our house. There’s the Monday/Wednesday market, and two Tuesday/Thursday markets – one of them being an organic market. Essentially these consist of dozens of vendors (who are also the farmers/growers and cookers). Think: Farmers market on a very …