Author Archives: David and Lam

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.

Jacob’s 8th grade achievements

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Jacob hasn’t stopped surprising us thus far. When Jacob was younger, he didn’t like to eat and had to be forced to eat. He used to be so shy that he wouldn’t use to say much about anything. In recent … Continue reading

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Our house this Spring

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Our home received a makeover this Spring on both the inside and outside. We filed a claim with our home insurance company last Fall for soot damage and received an assessment from a home renovation/restoration company from Elizabethtown. So, when … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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This zoo is the second oldest in the country and is so immense that we walked around there for almost 3 hours but still couldn’t see everything. The 15-minute train ride helped us see some exhibits we couldn’t cover on … Continue reading

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James’ First Holy Communion

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After almost a year of preparation, James went through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) last Wednesday and then received his first Holy Communion during Mass last Sunday. Dorothy Davis is James’ religious education teacher who has taught him lessons every … Continue reading

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Adventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee

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Last weekend we went to Nashville for the first time and visited the Adventure Science Center. After we finished talking to the ticket attendant, Jacob and James ran straight to the sound/music making area and stayed there for 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Ward-Meade Park Botanical Gardens in Topeka, Kansas

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For Spring break fun this year, we headed to the heartland to visit our Aunt Karen and David’s hometown. Usually when we drove to Kansas through Indiana and Illinois, we would see corn fields along the whole way. This time … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Lakota – Some inspirational poems by Native American school children at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota

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Red Cloud Indian School is one of the largest privately funded indian schools in the United States, educating 600 students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in a remote part of South Dakota since 1888. Tell Me About Your Story … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring in our home

These lovely tulips grow from forced bulbs.

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Jacob is turning 15

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Our oldest son is turning 15 years old this week and is behaving like a true teenager. These days he walks around the house with his noise-cancelling headset on to listen to electronic music. He usually doesn’t hear us calling … Continue reading

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My new reading glasses

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