During our very short 2 week summer vacation I decided to take the kids and Vandy (aka my hero) to visit one of our favorite family's at there new home in Singapore.

It was my first time to the gumless country and hopefully not my last!

In the taxi on our way to the house. The kids loved taking taxis everywhere and Jane still spots them and shouts SingApore!

We managed to get in a little shopping in REAL LIVE MALLS!
It didn't hurt that they had this huge splash park on the top level of the mall so Liz and I could squeeze in a little "grown up" shopping.

Then the kid shopping began and Jane hit the jackpot! Tangled barbie...are you kidding me! The girl was in heaven!

We also managed to find the creepiest part of Singapore
Welcome to the Crocodile Farm
Jack was loving it...I was not!

On to better things MUCH better things
The babes!
Ben and Emma
Already starting their long distance relationship!

Princess Emma! Could she get any cuter...I think not!
These wacky kids were always up to something. 
Thomas and Jack are going to be friends forever I LOVE that boy!

Thank goodness for Vandy! What would we have done without her! We managed to get a passport for her just in time to take her along and boy was I glad! She is literally the sweetest person on the planet and has become a part of our family! Not to mention she helps me soooo much!

Liz and Dan knew each other way back when he was living in Cambodia in 1997! They have always stayed in touch and lucky for me because she quickly has become one of my very best friends! She just gets me and our friendship comes so naturally so it really was such a treat to see her and her sweet kids. We miss them so much!

Liz and I did manage to have a girls night out we even got to go to the movie!!!


My everyday

Some of my favorite random pictures from the past few months.
***Some of these pictures have already been posted via facebook so sorry if you've already seen them!

Fun with friends.
Friends are a VERY important part of our life!

Jack and Olivia are besties! Jack LOVES her and I can see why...those dimples are to die for! Not to mention she is a pro at catching reptiles and climbing trees!
A few pictures of our house. We really love it in our new place. It's really light and airy which is pretty rare in these parts. I will do another post of the whole house another day.

Had these pictures printed here. I call it my travel collage. I love looking at this wall now and remembering our favorite places. I still have prints that haven't been hung and hopefully we will be traveling more so I can add a new place to our wall.
Some of my favorite random pictures most of them taken with instagram...LOVE instagram!

Jack drew this picture of him and Gram standing by a rainbow. He LOVES his gram!
Speaking of Jack...
We were waiting for swim lessons to start today and he was watching a Karate class intently. I thought he was going to tell me he wanted to do it but this is what he said.
"Mom that is a fighting class. I don't like fighting classes I just like hugs."
My sweet boy is a lover not a fighter!


BonVoyage Party

We had a little going away party for our dear friends Mattie and Thomas. Mattie happens to be obsessed with Airplanes or anything having to do with travelling in general so what better way to say BonVoyage then to through a party all about traveling.

The kids making their passports.

The cake! Isn't it rad! I wish I could take credit but a cute little bakery here makes the most beautiful cakes ever!

The girl of the hour and her cake!

Checking out the passports with there airplane wings on.

Other activities included face painting and loading up there carry-on bag with lots of travel sized goodies!

It was so much fun! The kids all had a blast and were totally into it. The theme was perfect for this group of international travelers!

Of course the sad part was the actual BonVoyage part! We miss these guys so much but hope them the best in their new home in Kenya. Now time to start planning my trip to see them!