We were finally able to take the girls to the local snow park over the weekend! Hooray! They had been looking forward to going for some time, and then our homeschool group decided to plan an activity for all the families to go together! The girls were thrilled! They had the best time sledding together… Read More


Another week has flown by! This week we’ve been busy working on some renovations at our friends’ home and also doing some much needed work to our own! Trying to kill two birds with one stone…I guess you could say :)… but it does make for a very busy schedule! We’ve been in our current… Read More


This weekend, we had the pleasure of having our friends from out of town visit us for the holidays! It was the first time we’ve been able to host them together in our home (since they were married just earlier this year,)and they were the sweetest guests! They played with the children, helped prepare for… Read More


There are very few things as exciting to a missionary kid as receiving a package from friends and family in the States. No matter how big or how small…When my girls learn that the delivery man has dropped off a box for them… instant wiggles, giggles, and squeals of delight ensue. But Christmas packages? Receiving… Read More


I love waffles! It’s true! Pancakes are okay…but Waffles! Oh, they are are sooo good! They are seriously one of my favorite breakfast foods! And I went a whole year and a half without eating them when we first moved to the field. Can you believe it?! But then, we went to live in Beijing… Read More


Decorating for Christmas: Decorating at Christmas can be a challenge when you live in a foreign country! You may find yourself either having to bring things over from the States or get creative and make them yourself… But that can make the holidays really fun! Especially if you’re the creative type!   Bringing things from… Read More


It’s amazing how fast we go from celebrating Thanksgiving to celebrating Christmas! For some, it starts right after the Thanksgiving meal comes to an end. For others, it’s the first of December… For our family, it’s usually the day after Thanksgiving. But this year we decided to wait until after our Thanksgiving service at church… Read More


It’s  Friday and while my friends and family members in America are already taking part in the Black Friday madness, I am sitting here snuggled up, warm on the couch reflecting on the wonderful day we had together, yesterday! I do believe it was my favorite Thanksgiving yet, as a family! And I don’t mean… Read More


From our family to yours   “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 136:1… Read More


It’s the day before Thanksgiving! And the cooking is in full swing!   Today’s Prep: -Prepare a second batch of breadcrumbs -Chop celery and onion for stuffing -Cut up carrots for maple glazed carrots. -Prepare a pot of chicken broth for stuffing -Bake a batch of Cloverleaf rolls -Make mini pumpkin pies -Wash and dry lettuce for… Read More