Piper’s First Birthday!

Beautiful Piper is 1 today. Hip hip hooray! Her playfulness and sense of adventure has exploded as of late. Just last week she climbed up on a stool, pulled herself up to the counter, grabbed her sippy cup, climbed down and drank it. Impressive, unexpected and so coordinated! She learns a lot from big brother, and she adores him (mostly). …

Valentine’s Day Run

Sweet Paxton woke up at 3:30a on Valentine’s Day morning. Brian arose to the challenge – and realizing Pax’s wide eyes and bushy tail were so not going back to sleep – decided to take him for a run hosted by Chiang Mai University that happened to be that morning and starting a few hours later. They ate, put on their …

America 2016

Happy Friday! We’re delighted to announce our America travel dates for this spring. DALLAS   March 10th-March 22nd April 13th-May 7th PHOENIX March 23rd-April 12th We have get-togethers in the works in both cities. Watch for those updates, local friends! We’re eager to see you. Will you please be in prayer for our prep, travels and time in The States? We’re …

Papa Comes to Chiang Mai!

We had a special visitor last month – Brian’s dad! (Do you see the resemblance?) Paxton & Piper loved having their Papa for a visit. In my head I can still hear Pax shouting “Paaawpaw!” every morning when Papa came out of his room. 🙂 We love having family + friends visit. They always bring a little America with them …

Family Pictures

With little ones growing and changing by the day and week it feels like no more than a few months go by before we’re due for updated family pictures. …but no complaints from me! I love having these moments captured. Here’s a a few of our most recent moments-in-time. We’ll be sharing more in the coming months in tandem with a …

Family Run Fun

The four of us enjoyed a nice morning run race recently. This looked like 12K of good conversation with a wonderful friend for me while Brian pushed about 70lbs of sleeping little ones in our double stroller. And there were hills! Steep ones. Typically I push the stroller while he takes off for the lead so this was quite the …

Happy New School Year!

So long summer! We’re bidding adieu to what was a pleasant season for us. We loved having more family time while Brian was on break. Sweet summer. But as these things do, it went by quickly. And now Grace International School, as of last Monday, has resumed classes. (Unlike most schools in Thailand, we run on an American school calendar.) This year at Grace there’s a total of 531 …

Deeper Roots in Thailand

Heya! We’re back home here in Chiang Mai. And so good to be! No great revelation here but the more time that passes, the more our life here feels like a favorite comfortable, familiar, worn-in chair. Following this last furlough I noticed a marked difference. Like a super soft spot in the leather where all those hours of sitting have …

Piper Health Updates

Two days before leaving for America we had a follow-up appointment with Piper’s surgeon and a pediatric doctor. Here’s the happenings following information relayed during that appointment: March 24th Piper Update/Urgent Help Request: We had a check-up two days ago with our surgeon and pediatrician. They think our daughter Piper probably has Cystic Fibrosis because she was born with meconium ileus, …

Home Sweet Home

Piper has been home well over a week now. And it’s good. She’s eating well. Pooping well. Sleeping well. We’re pretty content not asking much more of a one month old. …especially one that we couldn’t even ask to go #2 for the first week or so. Thank you for praying her home. And thank you for loving on us during her …