Here we go!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11


if only the “here we go” dog was really here

I never thought I would be a blogger but I figured it is the easiest way for everyone that cares/is interested in what is going on with the three of us while we embark on this adventure of a life time.  We just accepted the offer last Friday to move to Bangkok, Thailand and it has already been a whirlwind!

Chris and I are both starting Thai language class…. great just when I thought I was finished with homework forever.  Chris had his first class tonight and he basically learned how to say hello (sa wa de – that’s what it sounds like) so that was exciting!

In addition to Thai language classes 3 days a week for 2 hours (Chris is doing 4 days a week but the lucky guy gets to do that on Michelin’s dime) we will be going through cultural training next Friday.

We did receive a call today from the relocation service and the house will soon be going on the market!  So now the madness of packing, organizing, and really just cleaning up the house to sell begins.

Please keep us and our families in your prayers through this transition.



  1. Becky,
    Best of luck on your adventure! I have several friends who visit Thailand regularly for vacation….it’s a great place I hear. Also might be a good place to write a dissertation :-)Please stay in touch!


  2. What a blessing to receive such a wonderful adventure in your lives. Have the time of your life and you will be in my daily prayers. Send a pic of the baby when have the time. This will be such fun for me because I have nevered bloged… Thank you.

    Love, Aunt Claire (

  3. Becky,
    What an exciting time for you and Chris. I hope that Killian will remember some of it! It is great to be able to keep in touch this way; I am sure that you do not remember the days of no cell phones and no internet! Thank goodness for “skype”. When Fritz was in India, I only talked to him about once a week because the phone lines did not work very well. Technology is wonderful.

    Love, Dorreen

  4. Becky:

    what a adventure… I know you and
    chris will really enjoy your time there. You are both in our prayers.

    Keep your blog going ,we are really going to enjoy keeping in touch..

    Aunt Jane

  5. Becky, I am a former childhood neighbor and friend of the Stanford family. My Girlfriend, Nataya Nernchamnong (Apple) is Thai and is in Bangkok because her Dad has been in the hospital. If you need help / advise, translation, Email her. I’ll give your Dad the contact info. Her email goes right to her Blackberry. Enjoy! It is hot over there and currently in the rainy seaso but the food is outstanding and the people are nice. David Hays

  6. Becky you and your family will remain in our prayers as you venture to your new home away from home. I’m so happy that ya’ll get to experience another culture at a young age. This within it’s self, will be a great education for you three. I have enjoyed our time together at Pickens City and will follow your blog. If I can do anything for you, to help you in this process – just ask. Looking forward to watching ya’ll settle in and learn how to live over seas! Best of luck to you three!

  7. Becky,
    I am an old family friend of your dads from sea isle days.
    I’ll pray for you and your family as God guides you in your move.
    I am so happy that you are a Christian! Ill pray that you and your husband are able to show Christ’s love through your actions and kindness to the people of Thailand.

  8. Becky, Looking forward to reading your blogs. It will be exciting to hear about Thailand and all your adventures there. I may never get to travel there so this will be fun.

  9. Becky,
    It has been a pleasure working with you. I hope you and your family will enjoy a new beginning. It is always nice to learn another culture and im sure you will have a great time. i will pray that your travels and experiences will be safe and that your family enjoys this great opportunity. We will miss you here but we will follow on your journey thru your blogs…

  10. Becky,
    Take full advantage of this opportunity to travel and experiance the culture. I dont facebook or blog but I did think it was cool that I now can say hello in thai. lol take care.


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