Vietnam

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know we’re safe and sound in Hanoi. Our travel from WI was uneventful which is always a good thing, and we’re excited to get out and explore later today. It’s currently 4:45am and we’re both wide awake, so we might head out for a quick morning stroll to Hoàn Kiếm Lake, perhaps find a cafe…

our wedding

from the start, stell and i wanted the same thing: a quiet and relaxing outdoor wedding shared with our closest family and friends. it also had to be personal; store bought decor and hired wedding planners just didn’t seem right to us. so with only a couple months to pull it all together, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work making, gathering,…

a brief honeymoon

saturday i married my favorite person in the whole world, and our wedding was everything i hoped it would be: a relaxing day outside, surrounded by our closest family and friends.  that’s exactly what it turned out to be, and it was perfect.  and Rach. she was so wonderful – calm, happy, simply radiant in her dress. while i’m dying to tell you all…

stell

“hey dad – don’t ask why, but i need you to call me back and leave a voicemail. say something like ‘hey you two. if you don’t have plans for this saturday morning, mom and i have a little surprise planned. around 9:00? see you then.’ or something like that. sound good? thanks! i’ll fill you in later.” and a few minutes later, he…

familiar changes

while long, the rest of my travel from Abu Dhabi went fine. shortly after arriving to the airport in Delhi, i found myself in a small waiting area with an even smaller transfer desk, staffed with one person. the time was 3:30am. remember, i had booked a ticket to India with the intent of staying there for about a week, then flying to Kathmandu…

a family trip to watercolor, fl

despite the fact i’m sitting in the Pensacola Airport waiting to board my plane home while sipping a mediocre cup of green tea, i can’t help but feel content. after all, i’d be lying if i said i was totally thrilled about the prospects of a week long family holiday – all fourteen of us, in one house, in FLORIDA. glad to be going?…