Tuesday, April 10, 2012

5 Ways to Make Our Day Lately

Looks like Treavor is going to enjoy American cuisine just fine.

Comment on how skinny we are.  In Thailand, anything other than rail-thin is “fat.”  This will especially make me feel better considering my jeans are already fitting tighter than normal after only a week of being here.  Looks like some exercise or a fast from cheese is somewhere in my future.

Ask my kid to tell you a fun story.  Jeshurun and Huy feel not as shy if they are asked to tell you a story from their home in Thailand.  And please make grossed-out or scared faces to go along with your listening.  It validates them and gives them incredibly joy.  Seriously.  Just ask Run if he’s ever eaten a fish eye and he’ll be on top of the world.

Kyla ate a lot of Ba Noit's (Grandma's) rice when we went to eat Vietnamese food.  She even was a good Thai and ate with a fork and spoon simultaneously.  I was so proud.

Steam some rice.  If we get to eat together, rice will make Kyla jump for joy.  Bread is just not her thing.  And if you have some fish sauce handy, that makes it even better. 

Uncle Ricky gives great bear-hugs!

Give us a hug.  We have missed the bear-hugs that go along with American culture.  It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy.  Don’t hold back!

Be a teacher.  Keeping up with the latest sport teams and their victories, pop culture and such is simply not our forte.  If we look clueless when you reference Lady Gaga or your favorite football team, you are heartily invited to fill us in on what you are talking about.  Most of the time, we’re lost.

We are enjoying our time in America - and I feel like I am finally recovering my brain after a week of being here.  I think I left it in Thailand and God air-mailed it back to me a few days ago. Back to blogging!  Here's to another four more months full of adventure!


  1. So glad you guys are doing well. Love that your kids are enjoying sharing their Thai styles!

  2. Thanks, Carrie! The kids are doing well in that area - i'm proud of them.


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