A Blah Kind of Morning

On March 4, 2019, we had an appointment at the immigration office in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Dorian had his first passport renewal and needed his visa transferred to the new passport (I was in my mid-30's when I got my FIRST passport!). Angie's school was generous in assisting us with the process, providing transport and chaperone…Read more A Blah Kind of Morning

Massage Ball Rescue

Two nights after Christmas 2017, Angie and I were all set to get a good night's sleep.  The usual routine of brushing teeth, setting alarms, and getting under the covers were underway.  A few moments after we closed our eyes, a scratching sound came from the ceiling.  It started as a small sound, but it…Read more Massage Ball Rescue

Maiko: First Blood

My goodness, Maiko.  What a morning we had, huh?  It started off like any other morning, you and Dorian yapping away while you both wait to be rescued into the morning of a new day.  I got Dorian settled with the potty, toothbrushing, and clothes-changing.  I picked you up, carried you downstairs, Dorian carefully walking…Read more Maiko: First Blood

Captain No-Beard

Dorian, this morning was super special!  The playground gods showered you with love, and I am grateful.  Living in faculty housing can be challenging at times.  So many families, so many kids, all sharing the same play areas.  Many times, you are reserved (sometimes frozen!) in response to the whirlwind of energy created by others.…Read more Captain No-Beard