Friday, September 27, 2013

Things I Liked (or didn’t) This Week

I liked getting our Visas!  Whoo-Hoo!

I didn’t like being sick, and having sick kiddos, all at the same time.

I liked the start of fall.  So far, the squash and the sunrises are my personal highlights.

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I didn’t like the news this week.  Stories of increasing violence, unrest, and more.  Praying for peace. 

I loved having 3 hours to myself this week, and having a husband that takes the kids out occasionally to make that possible.

I liked having coffee with a new friend.

I didn’t like all the construction noise next store.  Thankful it’s a short term project due to be complete next month.  I will like having our favorite grocery store across the street.

I like that we’ve completed almost 20% of our school year. Time is flying by!

What did you like, or not this week?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Guest Post: Making the Most of Skype

I wrote this post a few weeks ago, and today I am happy to share it over at Missionary Mom’s Companion.  Here’s a preview of the article:

Picture this: Two children, best friends for years, now separated by an ocean. They were so eager to chat online that they could barely eat breakfast, and now they sit in front of the computer.  Finally!

Eagerly they exchange greetings, and for the first 3 minutes, conversation flows excitedly across continents.  Then… silence.  The awkward moment where they want desperately to keep talking, but they have no idea what to say.

What’s a Momma to do?

To see the full article, please visit Missionary Moms HERE.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Things I Liked (or didn’t) This Week

Time for an almost weekly assortment of things I liked and didn’t, from the web as well as everyday life.

I liked taking time to have a coffee/milkshake date with this beauty.  I love this young lady.

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I liked this article for it’s simple explanation of recent events in Syria.  I didn’t like (at all) that it was necessary.  The situation is terrible, and needs our prayers.

I liked that Sofia is starting to feel like home.  Or, more accurately, like one of two homes.


I didn’t like how little time I have had to keep this space updated.  I liked that we’re settling into a schedule and getting involved in more ministry opportunities.

I liked seeing the kids playing baseball this year on a team with other expat and missionary kids. 

I liked finding that squash and apple season has started.  We bought this big guy yesterday:

I didn’t like seeing friends here and abroad hurting this week and not being able to be there, or do much to help.

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


We made a video of our move here.  We’re planning a whole series of movies, but for now…  Here is the first one.  Enjoy!