It’s Mother’s Day! I usually don’t get too into the holiday, but after last year’s Mother’s Day, I wanted to make sure this one was good. Nothing too terrible happened, you know, just my kids throwing a fit about dressing in regular clothes so took me to lunch wearing their pajamas. But Mother’s Day has … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day: Why I Love You Mom!
Yeah! It’s Friday, or as I like to tell the kids it’s FRI-YAY! So have been thinking about topics to write about and I figured Friday’s would be a fun day to share with you some of my favorites! Some ideas I had to share are things like my favorite pictures, Instagram accounts, blogs, food, … Continue reading Top 5 Articles of the Week: Expat Life
Yesterday I wrote about my feelings about us moving back to the U.S. But I have to admit, one of the things I’m excited about is us buying a new house and furnishing and decorating said house. We decided to sell our house earlier this year before we knew we were coming home and will … Continue reading Design Ideas: My Future Office
I am the director of marketing for a training and coaching company back home in Texas. I have been with the company for the past five years, three of them while we have been here in Jakarta. Not only do I oversee the marketing, but I also am on the leadership team that helps guide … Continue reading Current Feelings on Repatriating to the U.S.
This morning I had a special treat! My hubby went to the grocery store with me. I know, may not seem like a big deal but it’s nice to have someone with me as I do not like grocery shopping in Jakarta. I know, but I love food and love to cook right? Yes, and … Continue reading Adventures in Jakarta, Grocery Shopping
At the beginning of April, I spent a week in Brisbane, Australia for work. I figured it would be a great time for me to see Sydney as I had wanted to travel there since I was a kid! Back in October our entire family went to Melbourne and had the most amazing time! I … Continue reading Two Days in Sydney, Australia
Today Aaron and I were talking about our family budget for when we go home. We have to make lots of big purchases so we have saved the past three years so we can pay cash for everything when we go home and won’t have any debt past our mortgage and car payment. So I … Continue reading How We Save for Christmas
Yesterday I posted on Facebook a little rant about us looking at houses. On Monday, we will be closing on the first house we purchased together. It’s bittersweet, but it was time for a bigger place. I work from home, so it’s really important that our new house has an office, so it’s not in … Continue reading Tips for Selling Your House
Two years ago Aaron and I started to have weekly date nights. Aaron moved to Jakarta six months before the kids, and I came, and our last date before he left was our anniversary (don’t worry it was just the week before). The first year we were here we didn’t have one single night out … Continue reading Dating My Husband
So I woke up this morning realizing that we partied too hard last night at the Lone Star College – Jakarta International Day Celebration and I didn’t write before I went to bed. But hey, at least it is still Tuesday back in the states right? Well, we were not partying like we did in … Continue reading Celebrating Our International Culture