30 hours LABOR & a baby arrives.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If that damn nurse tells me to push one more time....I'm going to push her the hell out of this room. Let me just say - labor is a bitch. Let me backtrack ohhhh about 30 hours or so because thats about how long I was in labor. Like I …

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Holy Shit! I’m a mom.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well....there is no going back now.  It's official, she is here and (thank god) very healthy. Let me backtrack about a year or so before she was born, to give you the full affect of how I feel as a new mom. First and foremost, I cant imagine a time …

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How living abroad changed me – for the better!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well today officially marks 1 year of being back in the great state of Texas.  So why am I still here in this traffic infested, mosquito the size of golf balls, hot state & not back in Thailand like I had intended to be... Well the story goes like this: …

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Turning Thirty

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Right on cue, another year has come and I am quickly approaching my thirties.  I remember being 20 and thinking "Dang thirty is soooooooo old," (emphasis on all the "o's") but in reality I feel empowered, more mature, much wiser and in control of my life than I ever did …

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Life Lessons

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Traveling isnt just about "trying something new." Traveling is immersing yourself in another culture, learning new ideals, finding hidden treasures and meeting beautiful people. Throughout all this, you've found that not only have you changed mentally, but you appreciate life a bit more. A few things I have learned while …

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A slice of humble pie: Thailand style.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Before I came to Thailand I thought I had it all - inanimately speaking.  I had a great place to live, a luxurious vehicle, nice furniture, tons of clothes & shoes (half of which I never actually wore) and money in the bank.  I was a little high maintenance - not …

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Thai Festival- Loy Krathong

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The thing I love most about Thailand is all of the miscellaneous holidays, festivals and celebrations. We just celebrated Loi Krathong - Loi means "to float" and Krathong has several meanings, but the one most common is "buoyant, floating basket."  So the translation literally means "to float a basket."  The idea …

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Exploration Nation in Nai Harn

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  This quote couldnt be more true.  I absolutely LOVE the ocean and the sense of complete peacefulness that overcomes my soul when I am near. There are 29 Beaches & Bays on Phuket island.  My goal is to visit all of them - thus far we have seen: Chalong Bay, …

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Dallas, Texas to Phuket, Thailand – in 2 days.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Updated report: After a 16 hour flight to Hong Kong with a 2 hour delay, a 3.5 hour flight to Malaysia with a 9 hour delay, sleeping on an uncomfortable airport chair for 5 hours, a 1 hour flight to Phuket and 4 Starbucks hot chocolates later, we finally landed in Thailand!! …

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Phuket – Our new home & how we prepared for the year long journey!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well - it is official, I was offered a teaching job on Phuket island in Thailand & boy are we thrilled.  The truth is I almost accepted another position because I was getting impatient & just wanted to start my career already.  I am so glad I was patient and …

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