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Bruges (ii)

Continuing on our day in Bruges, we arrived at Markt, the main market square. The brightly colored buildings lining the square would be eye-catching enough, even if it weren’t for the gargantuan 13th-century clock...

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Bruges (i)

Lori didn’t have to report to work until Tuesday, so we spent Monday on a day trip to charming and historic Bruges. I forgot how much I missed European rail service. It’s unreal how...

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Brussels

Belgium is one of those countries that I enjoyed a whole lot more than I thought I would. I mean, what’s not to love about a country whose major exports include some of the best beer, chocolate...

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Portland to Brussels

By his seventeenth it was pretty clear that Noe was starting to get bored with wineries, so we got on a plane and moved to Laos. While that might not be entirely true, the weather leaving Portland was...

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Month Two with Noe

Wow. Noe’s already 2+ months old! Well, that’s what everyone keeps saying. When he hit the two month mark last week we couldn’t believe he’s only been with us for such a short period of time....

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Laos!

Yep, you guessed it! We’re moving to Laos! Noe’s coming along too. As you can see, he is pretty stoked. At 35 weeks pregnant, Lori submitted her materials for the application and interviewed with...

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Momentum

I was steaming mad. Well, probably more exhausted than anything, but symptomatically I was presenting as pretty darn perturbed. Lori and I found ourselves on this sweltering mid-December afternoon in 2014, in all places, at...

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First Month with Noe

We’re here in Roseburg now and will be for another six or seven weeks. We’ve got some big news to share in terms of next steps, so stay tuned. Last Thursday, Noe celebrated his one...

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It’s a Boy!

Our sweet baby boy, Noe Owen (rhymes with “Joey”), was born on June 21, 2016 at 6:38am (6lbs.5oz.). Contractions began Saturday night, water broke early Father’s Day morning, laboring continued for another 54 hours...

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Leach Botanical Garden

40 weeks + 4 days. My question to Lori today, “Do you ever feel like you’re just waiting around for something to happen?” Since Lori wrapped up work a week ago — and particularly...