hello monday {thailand edition}

Steve and I are in Thailand visitng some of our dear friends! This Monday, I woke on the other side of the world. Here’s what is around me.Hello 30 hours of travel. Wow–about hour 28 I began to wonder why we had planned this trip. But after a yummy dinner and a good night’s sleep, I remembered why!

Hello Starbucks in Hong Kong. You were a very welcome treat!

Hello white, fluffy clouds above China.

Hello grilled chicken stand by the side of the road. Kind like El Pollo Loco but Thai-style. {And twice as yummy!}

Hello seeing some of our oldest friends, and feeling like not a day has passed.

Hello tour of the neighborhood with three curly headed girls who are willing to dish all the details on each house, neighbor, swimming pool and dog.

Hello pink flowers.

Hello Eva with a bowl of soup as big as her head. And plenty of personality to go with that spunky face. Love.

Hello orchids growing everywhere.

Hello handmade market.

Hello sticky rice with coconut milk.

Hello long talks with dear friends.

Hello laughing and crying and sharing from the heart.

Hello Monday–this week is going to be an adventure! What are you saying hello to on this shiny, new Monday? Leave a comment or better yet, link up your own hello monday post in the comments!

{More pics from Thailand coming soon!}


  1. Hi! I think I know who this family is. I hope more pictures are coming. My girl (Kate) wants to know if this is the sweet girl from her kindergarten class. Small world…of course!

  2. I was in Thailand in 2000 and still vividly remember the absolute lushness of the foliage. Stunning! Hope you’re having a good trip.

  3. Wowsers! Thailand! Surprise from halfway around the world!

    Um, is your husband reading The Drama of Scripture? So funny, b/c we just sold that book at church last week because hubby (and others) are preaching through the WORD!

    Have a great trip!

  4. love the photos.. where did you get the colorful laptop bag? (airport seats photo) Exactly what I’ve been looking for! 🙂 thanks for the reply.

  5. Love the pictures , Thailand looks amazing!

    I love your red sweater- I’ve seen it in a few other photos of yours. I hope you include it in your WIWW so we can see where you bought it.

  6. So funny – I’m from South Africa (Cape Town) and went with my dad (he’s a pilot) to Hong Kong – excatly the same time that you and your husband were there!

    Enjoy your time in Thailand!

  7. Hi Lisa, I’ve been to Thailand, boy are you brave eating from the roadside stalls… yikes, I simply couldn’t eat one bite, ever!!

    Looking forward to seeing your photos and it sounds as though those are VERY VERY special friends you have. How lovely! Big hugs and have a fabulous!!!! week (boy what a long trip to get there!)

  8. Thailand looks stunning! Glad you’re having fun!

    Hello, Monday! Hello baking, meetings, end-of-semester grading, and a weekend getaway to Seattle with my hubby!

  9. Aw, love that you and Steve are in Thailand right now! I had an incredible time there about 2 weeks ago – looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. And isn’t sticky rice amazing? Praying for you!

  10. Oh my goodness! I had no idea you guys were headed there! This week in Abby’s Jr. K class, they are studying Thailand! She’s making the flag as we speak. How amazing for you guys to be able to travel the world and see friends. It really is a small world after all. Sorry. Now we’ll both have that song stuck in our heads today. 🙂

  11. wow! i am so excited for you and steve! have a fabulous time together. i cannot wait to see the pictures you have to share with us. how long have your friends lived in thailand? are they there for employment reasons or just because they wanted to move there? i’m fascinated with house hunters international and all the people that move to other countries for their jobs or just because.

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