Monday, July 30, 2012

Kayaking and a birthday!

What do you do when mom/grandma has her birthday? Bike 6 miles to a beach, go swimming, have a picnic,  go kayaking, and then bike home:) Yes, my mom is amazing! We had a very fun day...

"You are coming in too...right?

The other kayak...

Deacon actually did most of the work....

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thailand Clothes Day...

On my birthday back in June I shared at my church, so my nephews and nieces all wore clothes I had brought them from Thailand. Then in the afternoon my mom and sisters got on our Tiger Truck shirts from my school in Thailand (see Future School Site). 
The boys wearing their Elephant t-shirts...

Deacon thought that this would make a great photo!

Sisters and the mom with our tiger trucks:)

The girls' thai outfits...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By the numbers....

My life in numbers this last school year:

Lived in 1 country (Thailand)

Bought 2 bikes

Lived in 3 houses

Had 4 library co-workers

Became an Aunt for the 5th time

6 different forms of transportation - bike, songtaew, motorbike, car, bus, plane

Taught 7 different classes a week

Had 8 different "housemates"

About 9 months away from MN

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Same same...but different workout...

I went with my friend Jenni to the Y for a Zumba class this morning. It made me remember a few things: 
#1: I can't dance
#2: It is hard to follow along when people are moving so fast...always one step behind...
#3: I love hanging out with Jenni no matter what we do :)

It also reminded me of the 6:30pm workout that takes place in a number of Wal-Mart type stores in Chiang Mai. Go to Big C at 6ish and you will see them starting to get the speakers ready for the "class." Yes, they workout in the parking lots around the city. Who needs buildings, AC, and memberships? You just join right in....and we did once... It went as well as Zumba did this morning.

 The Big C parking lot workout...

They can truly say....we workout....side!* 
*(side note...I love the "I'm Farming and I Grow It" song)