Why I’m Basically Fergie.

Katie Kleinjung Thailand 1 Comment

If you don’t know this song already, do yourself a big favor and search for Fergie (ft. Luda, obvi) “Glamorous”. I don’t know you, and particularly how you feel about another word for one’s behind that starts with ‘a’, so you decide if this is a good life choice for you (it probably is). Or just click here if all …

Real Messy Missions, Take 2

Stephen Kleinjung Let it be hard, Letters, Real Messy Missions, Thailand, Unsanitary 0 Comments

Last year at this time, it was my full intention to participate in 31 Days blogging challenge. My favorite S.Rolli even made me this neat little button. But then life happened. Hospital stays (2), a pushed leave date and the hard reality that Stephen may need another surgery became my present reality and, well, blogging didn’t seem as important as …

Giving In.

Katie Kleinjung Thailand 4 Comments

I am so thankful for things that seem to transcend time zones and culture. Things that I know are the same no matter where I am or who I’m with or what language I’m (kind of) speaking. Like mothering. What were once mundane tasks and chores I had to grit through with Shepherd, the things that would leave me counting …

Past Language

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Thailand 0 Comments

  We’ve been in Thailand for a little over two months now. And in the last two months, we’ve picked up…very little Thai. Sure, there are phrases we know when we hear  them and we’ve gotten used to how Thai sounds (which is huge as it’s a tonal language). But we still can’t order food in Thai and Heaven help …

“Something’s HAPPENING!”

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 2 Comments

Frick. Oh no. No. No. We just got here…there’s no way. No way. It’s two weeks early.Drink some water, don’t panic, they’ll stop. You’re dehydrated from the sun. This isn’t real. Just take a nap and drink some water and you’ll be fine. Sorry, Valor, but those are the true and unromantic things your mother thought when the first contractions hit. …

The Chiang Rai Run

Stephen Kleinjung Thailand 4 Comments

Valor is here. I know…. We were shocked too. The actual pushing portion of his birth was ultra-fast (like so fast I wasn’t even there), but the whole story is far more epic than the push. Did you really expect anything else from The Kleinjungs? Any of you who have had children in recent years have heard of things called …

Massages are Rough

Stephen Kleinjung Thailand 3 Comments

I really wanted my first post from Thailand to be serious; dripping with the anointing of the Spirit; and life changing … but then I got a massage and figured that telling a hilarious story about our life here might be better. (Don’t worry about it though, I’ll make sure all of you get saved with my next post.) For …