Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two Little Monkeys

We are quickly approaching the four-month mark of this adventure. Moving to Indonesia has been, by far, the most difficult and challenging thing that the girls have ever done. With that said, it has also been an incredibly rewarding experience … Continue reading

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, it would take more than a million words to describe Tembagapura; and one could easily drown in those words. These pictures don’t even begin to capture the essence and totality of this … Continue reading

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Air Shipment v.s. Sea Shipment

Weeks before moving to Indonesia, I spent a lot of time creating piles of items that we needed to take to with us. ¬†Essential items were placed in the suitcase/backpack pile. Important items that we wanted right away were placed … Continue reading

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Birthday Tepung

Ally turned twelve yesterday, and, again, today! In addition to recognizing and celebrating her American birthday, we recognized and celebrated her Indonesian birthday (Papua, Indonesia, is 18-hours ahead of Phoenix). For the most part, the Indonesian culture is deeply rooted … Continue reading

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As a parent who grew up in the 70’s, I’m vexed by playdates. It’s disappointing that our society has evolved to a point where children have to rely on arranged appointments to play with friends. Even with the best intentions, … Continue reading

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