Tuesday, June 22, 2010

fathers day

In light of how little I've actually written on this blog during this past year, I've come back around to the primary idea of why I started blogging in the first place... to remember to little things that I might otherwise forget. So, here goes -- for Fathers Day 2010 here's what things shaped up to be.

For me, Josh and Caleb (and of course Luke in his 22 month old understanding) decided I needed to see Toy Story 3 in 3D with them. Loved it. We had a great time. Hearing them both laugh when Buzz starting speaking Spanish was absolutely priceless. April and Luke made it about 45 minutes, and then Luke was done with Woody and Buzz. Hello movie theatre lobby with one tired mommy.

For my dad, Josh and Caleb, my brother Daniel and I went to Green Papaya (Laotian / Thai Food) with dad today. We had a great time, but the better time was when we went to my dad's office, where as I described to the boys on the way over, "he has worked here a long time as a lawyer to provide for our family" -- and it dawned on me how easy it is to take such a simple thing for granted. So, Dad -- thanks so much for persevering in your career and for providing for the family over these years. I know that you (and mom) have really worked hard and I'm thankful for your examples. It was a lot of fun to see the people you work with and that side of your life that I haven't seen much of lately. Thanks for being a great Dad to me.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Top Ten from the weekend:
Driving with the windows down.
Roadside boiled peanuts.
Singing the best hits of the 80's, 90's or whatever radio station was on.
Oil-disaster free beaches.
Awesome thunderstorms at night.
I walked into a glass door on our balcony.
$6 rafts that actually worked.
Good Eats: Back Porch. Borago. Another Broken Egg Cafe. Hooks BBQ.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

around here.

We are so glad to be back in America for much of this summer. April and the boys haven't been back from Hong Kong in almost a year, and we are having a great time with much of life that was familiar before our move. It's great to be around family and our friends. Most days here have included popsicles, a pool, and mexican food.

Friday, June 04, 2010


Fridays are definitely one of our favorite days of the week. The boys have been enrolled in a local brazilian soccer school here and love it. Luke is only a couple seasons away from joining in the fun. If you are new to Hong Kong and have young children -- do it. Random fact: Josh and Caleb are the only Americans on their teams -- they've made friends from Holland, Australia, China, Hong Kong, the UK and Canada.