February 23, 2017

Absolutely zero English

Our 2017 calendar is hung by the school room with care.

This year it is a calendar with absolutely zero English. Half of the writing is in Chinese, and the other half is in Hebrew. Kind of a cool combo, don't you think? I thought so.

I haven't blogged in a while. Almost a decade of doing this, and I've run out of things to say:) I'm sure I'll think of something to say at some point. Maybe when the kids are grown.

But there are always pics to share. Here are some of the most interesting pics from the past few months. We have been in Thailand. We have walked through two cancer scares - one that is still going on - with two different dear friends and their families. My little brother's life has had a complete overhaul. My sister-in-law's cat died..her cat who was like a son to her and my brother. Things happen, things change, and yet things stay the same. I am still me, I am still blessed. Still content. Eager. And a bit melancholy, as deep thinkers tend to be. Life is a gift and I'm opening it.

Miss Caitlyn was accepted at Vanderbilt. So we made her an honorary gingerbread sweater.
Jubilee went to her first sleepover. She called at 11pm, but didn't come home! Daddy gave a grand pep talk and she stuck it out.
I got my hair lopped and dyed blue platinum, which I modified at home with lemon juice, per wikihow's instructions. Thanks to lemon juice, I no longer look like Joy from the movie Inside Out.
My superman.
We came across this, in one of our many airport stops. Daniel could have penned this quote!
Our cabin at The Juniper Tree in Thailand. Daniel's rental bike, with his and hers helmets. A real picture of our lives.
Middle Eastern cuisine with my best girls. We are as tired as we look. And the food was as good as it looks.
Daniel at the laser tag field.
Ping pong at The Juniper Tree in Thailand. My favorite look that Brave makes.
Our faces through the weird bubble our hotel faucet made. It's the little things, people.
Daniel and John got in the quiet van on the way back from the waterfalls.
The tile floor of The Juniper Tree main office in Thailand. Polished by sunlight, footfalls, and age. I will forever adore The Juniper Tree, our home away from home.