Living in a land where English is one of the national languages is a bonus. It's also helped me realize just how diverse the English language is. Yes, we might both be speaking English words, but it's quite possible those words mean two different things depending on what country you're from. Click over to Petit Elefant to see what I mean and share your own encounters with the English language.
Has your child ever encountered obstacles in school or learning? I know my kids have. When the going gets hard, our natural instinct is to give up. When Joshua, our 14 year old, encountered difficulty in his Afrikaans class (one of the 11 national languages of South Africa), we learned a lot about how to help him through the process. Please join me over at Tommy Nelson and join the conversation there!
Have you ever had a crazy experience that just never seemed to end? Like you didn't think another thing could happen, but then it did, and then so did another, and another? That happened to Jeremy and I at a boutique hotel in Joburg. Read all about our experience that we now look back on and laugh about over at Petit Elefant.
Our Thailand trip feels like so long ago! Our time in Chiang Mai was such a blast! We experienced so many new, fun things as a family. I don't even remember anyone getting grumpy! Check out a brief photo journal of our time and click over to Petit Elefant to read the specifics of where we went so you can plan your own trip to Chiang Mai!
My thoughts have been inundated lately with light. There's such power in light. It pierces through darkness like nobody's business. I recently wrote an article on Tommy Nelson about how to teach our kids to live in the light of the Father's love. Do join me over there, and let me know what you think!
On our trip to Thailand, we got to spend a day in Bangkok. It was short, but we packed as much as we could into that time. Here is a photo journal of our day there. To read about the adventures of where we went, click over to Petit Elefant!
There's some really great books nestled in the Bible, ones that are full of adventure, suspense, and life lessons. I recently wrote about my top Old and New Testament picks for books of the Bible for kids to read and included some discussion questions to check comprehension skills. Do click over to read my list and comment with your top picks for books of the Bible for kids to read!
We returned a week ago from an amazing family holiday in Thailand. Jeremy and I were in this fabulous country 15 years ago, and although, there was some familiarity and memories that rushed back to us, experiencing it with family that we hadn't seen in 3 1/2 years was the true highlight.
We started our journey in Koh Chang, an island accessible by a 30 minute ferry ride. It was rainy season on the island which meant crowds were low which meant beaches were perfect. Our days were spent lounging by the water, snorkeling, checking out waterfalls, and eating...lots and lots of eating. (Click over to Petit Elefant to read the specifics on our Koh Chang activities.)
Admittedly, I'm not a water person, so the soft beach sand, warm sun, and a good book were every bit of relaxing to me. The snorkeling was fun, although I did get a bit banged up when I hit some rock or coral, not sure what it was.
I thought this sweet family from Bangladesh offered to take a family photo of us until they stood next to my family waiting for me to click. Ha!
This was only half our trip. I have LOADS more photos to share. Stay tuned!
We have thoroughly felt the effects of El Niño in South Africa this year. We're in an official drought which has left us coming up with creative ideas on how to conserve water. Click on over to Petit Elefant to read some of what we're doing and also the eye opening facts that I've recently learned when it comes to water.
Now you might think you've had the best pizza on Earth, but if you've never tried a pie in New Haven, Connecticut, then I'm skeptical that your assertion is true. I'm over at Petit Elefant sharing my top New Haven pizza dives. If that doesn't pique your interest, then perhaps my recipe for mashed potato pizza will?
What's your favorite pizza toppings?