Taiwanese Night Markets

Lights, Tofu, Action! The night markets are poppin’ full of the hustle and bustle of the city all crammed into a few crazy blocks. They have everything you could ever want- makes me feel like a fool for even packing a suitcase. The markets are full of smells, colors, games, people, sounds, clothes, school supplies,…

Thank God for Buddhists!

The past few days have been amazing and the longer we are here the more comfortable and adventurous we are becoming. We are also beginning to realize we need more time in Taiwan! After arriving we got a taxi to our hotel we had booked online, thank goodness we did in advance because we weren’t…

Tokyo Drifters

The day has come! We have been preparing for this transition for the last four months, on January 7th, 2014 we left from Dallas for our new life.   Our itinerary included connecting flights from Dallas to Los Angeles to Tokyo to Taipei, but things don’t always go as planned… During our 12 hour flight…

A Friend Indeed

At the eleventh hour the phone did ring “We think Jared wants them they’ll be treated like a king!” Upon first arrival we knew in our guts We’ve found a new home for our two lovable mutts A quick walk to the park to get to know one another An instant bond they did make…

Limbo

Note: This poem should be read to the cadence of Limbo Rock by Chubby Checker Stuck in limbo noth-ings-quick Changed her dress and li-ip-stick Moved on to the hair-and-nail It’s looking soon we’ll set-the-sail One last look before-we-roll Looks like these shoes they have-no-soul It’s time to start all-over-again We won’t eat dinner-till-ten

For Sale

Empty the garage and set it up nice Cooler stuff than Wal-Mart all half the price Customers come by from sunrise to sunset Some are pretty cool neighbors we only now have just met On Sunday the doors forever will be shut As our roots in Austin are pulled up and cut So for a…

Last Hurrah

Extravagant meals Sans the bill All for the experience Of a final thrill It’s on to drinks We girls and guys And a devilishly sneaky But heartfelt surprise Spirits run high Up to the final call Like the most Southern of Belles At a Debutante Ball To cap off the night A snack from a…