Everything You Need to Know to Survive Songkran

Everything You Need to Know to Survive Songkran

Before our visit to Southeast Asia last spring, I didn’t really know what Songkran was. I probably would still not have any idea if we didn’t make a trip to visit my husband’s family in Laos. It just so happened that we would be there during the Thai...
Lost in SE Asia: One backpack, One month

Lost in SE Asia: One backpack, One month

Anyone who knows us, know that we like to overpack. If we are packing for the weekend, we pack for 2 weeks. It’s just what we do. So how did we survive a whole month in SE Asia with only one backpack EACH?! Actually, just fine! When it came time to start packing for...
100 Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

100 Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

It was amazing to meet Tip’s family in Laos. Tip has tons of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandma still in Laos. Here is the video of us meeting for the first time in Don Kho Island in Pakse,...
We wanted to adopt all 130+ children…

We wanted to adopt all 130+ children…

  This is a very special video for us. It’s a video of our afternoon spent at the SOS Children’s village in Pakse, Laos. The director of this village was a close personal friend of Tip’s father. There are over 130 orphans who live in this...
An American girl gets married in Laos

An American girl gets married in Laos

Never in my wildest dreams, would I picture myself having a wedding ceremony in Laos!  However, thanks to my husband’s family and the chance to visit Laos, we had the chance to have a traditional Lao wedding when we visited in April. We got married in Jamaica in...