Mother’s Day, May 2001 Nearing the end of my third trimester, swollen, emotional, excited, nervous, hopeful. I’m standing in church this Mother’s Day morning wearing a light, minty green maternity dress wishing I was already holding my daughter. I don’t know if I am allowed to stand up when they honor moms. I don’t know… Continue reading Flashbacks
When I search for Krabi, Thailand, this picture above is what pops up. We are headed there in about 20 minutes! We have 4 days of blissful beach days with friends planned in Krabi before a week of sem classes for Cameron in Chiangmai, Thailand. I wanted to let you know I am not falling… Continue reading Checking out.
Life decisions rarely come easy or quick, am I right?! A few months ago we were given a choice to move the the north side of the island we currently live on in order to be near our teammates. It would be a lot easier to be encouraging team leaders if we actually lived nearby. However.… Continue reading Movin’ on Up to the NORTHside
I used to always think of discipline as punishment or the consequences of poor choices. You know, that thing you do to your kids when they fail to put their laundry away after you’ve told them fifteen times. As I grow older, however, I am realizing that that is such a small facet of what discipline… Continue reading The truth about DISCIPLINE
There are always good reasons in my mind for the reasons why I don’t carve time out to blog. I thought I would share a few with you so that you, dear friend, can be my encourager. 5. My life feels uninteresting. Sometimes life over here is just as mundane as life everywhere else. My… Continue reading 5 Reasons why I lost touch
In our city we have four families that all use the same curriculum and are on the same school timeline, so we meet together each week for a co-op. The relationships that have grown from our time together have been evidence to Father’s faithfulness to my girls, and I am so grateful! At the end of… Continue reading Nifty Fifties!
Somehow, someway, Faith hasn’t had a big birthday party in years. This year, she wasn’t about to be skipped over and began throwing out ideas months in advance! She narrowed down all her options and chose to have a Cupcake War.She planned, and we scheduled. We made lists and signs, cookies and banners. We filled… Continue reading Happy 11th Birthday, Faith!
We took Faith’s gift with us to Hong Kong, since we were there on her actual birthday. She was SO excited to get her own Fitbit, and rocked out her steps the next day at Disneyland with over 20,000 steps!Right before her birthday, she got a birthday box from her Nanny and Papa. She got… Continue reading A little bit more celebratin’
Ever since we moved to China, we have said we wanted to go to Hong Kong Disneyland while on a visa run. For some reason, it took us more than 3 years to make it there, but man! It was completely worth the wait! *side note…that first picture shows me holding up a baggie that… Continue reading Disneyland Hong Kong
Sometime in January Father started to stir ideas inside my heart about throwing a party for Valentine’s Day. I love parties. You know I do. But throwing them over here, for a secular holiday that is all about lovers, wasn’t really in my comfort zone. So, I did what all women do when they want… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!