Tortoise Duty…only in Thailand!

Me Ra Koh

Happy belated Easter to everyone from the jungles of Thailand!

We’ve been here for almost a week, catching up on sleep, sun, lots of coconut shakes, Thai massage and Green Curry! 🙂 But the wildlife, the wildlife is blowing us away.  Every time we turn around, nature surprises us.  For example, meet Shway, our new tortoise friend.  She sleeps all day, but at 5pm she wakes up and heads out for a sunset stroll.  The kids have been asked to do Tortoise Duty in the evening to make sure Shway doesn’t wander too far.

I LOVE that they have Tortoise Duty.  Hilarious!  Only in this corner of the world!

Many more stories and photos to come this week!



p.s. Tomorrow, meet a few beautiful moms and their babies who were brave enough to go on TV with me!

p.s.s.  A BIG thank you to Lynda Kennedy for all that she generously shared during the Ask & Learn last week!  Girl, I heard you ROCKED IT!!  Thank you SO MUCH for your time and big heart to help other women get off the ground!!  Love YOU!



  1. Amanda MacDonald says:

    Looks like they are having a wonderful time! Have a great vacation 🙂

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! I cant wait to see more pictures!

  3. Monica says:

    perfect shots to start my Monday morning

  4. Katherine says:

    Glad to hear you’re all chilling out in the jungle – look forward to seeing more pictures! Kxx

  5. Cathleen Woodbridge says:

    Keep the pictures and stories coming!! I feel like I am there with you! Love the blessings of photography and technology to draw near to each other. Thanks for sharing your heart and life from across the miles. Your influence is felt as if you were next door! Love to all of you.

  6. BreAnna S says:

    Haha….Tortoise Duty! I love it! What a beautiful place…have a wonderful time.

  7. Claudia Constantino says:

    Even thought I’ve never met them personally, it’s such a beautiful thing to see your children grow in pictures! They look so big! You have such a beautiful family. I’m so happy that you were able to get back to Thailand!


  8. Absolutely Beautiful to see your little ones playing on the beaches of Thailand once again! Just think God knew you’d all be back and He has had Shway waiting for all of you to ENJOY! My heart is so happy to see these images…Luke however is very jealous and now wants Tortoise Duty too! ; )

  9. jeramy says:

    seriously good stuff! enjoy. 🙂

  10. LOVE IT! Have fun my friend! thinking of you.

  11. carmen says:

    Oh please!!!! Make me and my family come with you next time! Miss you and love you.

  12. Judy says:

    Welcome back! Wasn’t sure about you ever returning again- but so happy that the positive outweighed the negative. This is our silver anniversary year of living here and I know well the pros and cons. We’ll be leaving our home in Chiang Mai this week to do a Kids Kamp down that way with the Moken Sea Gypsy children on an island. We, too are excited to get out on the ocean and into a whole different world with the kids.

  13. denise karis says:

    dude – awesomeness – i love reading about your overseas adventures

  14. Sue Christianson says:

    MeRa! I am so far behind on your blog. I hate how busy life can become with stuff! So proud of you guys for going back. This trip is part of who you guys are. Praying for you guys and praying that it is amazing trip back with many new amazing memories created and lots of R&R!

    Love you!!!


  15. Brian and Judy says:

    We are so happy that your family is enjoying our home in Thailand. We truly appreciate the great energy that you impart on the house. We look forward to the day we can actually meet. We are in Alaska now watching the river turn from ice to water again. You would love the light here in the north.
    ENJOY the peace, ENJOY the nature, ENJOY the friends!
    Brian and Judy