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Aug '13

A Foot in Two Worlds

We’ve been back in the States for a little over three months.  Sometimes it feels like it’s been longer, and sometimes it feels like it hasn’t been that long.  There are many days that we miss so much about The Netherlands!  Practically every dog that I see makes me sad and miss our crazy little […]

Jun '13

Checking Things off My List

I’m pretty sure that I’ve said it before, but I’m a list maker.  When we were preparing to pack everything up in The Netherlands and move out of our house, I had a huge list.  I was so happy to check those things off.  When we got back to the US, I made another list. […]

May '13

Observations after 24 hours

I had the grand idea to write a blog about our initial observations on America after our return, but at the 24 hour mark, I was busy getting dinner ready.  After that, I hit a wall and could hardly keep my eyes open much less think and compose anything that made sense. We got in […]

Apr '13

A Lot of Lasts

The way that our missions organization works, we serve four years on the field and one year in the States raising money to come back.  Sometimes it’s a bit of a hassle going back and forth, but there are some pros as well.  For example, we don’t get to see family too often.  It’s not […]

Mar '13

The Constant Through the ‘I Don’t Know’

We moved to The Netherlands in July 2005.  At that time, Grace was only 3 years old.  The way that our mission works is for us to go and raise funds to go back after a few years.  We were planning on going back in the summer of 2008.  We noticed some changes in Grace […]

Aug '09

Last Meals

During our last week, we wanted to stop at a few restaurants.  Tuesday night, we went to Babe’s.  Babe’s is an amazing restaurant where you can get fried chicken or chicken fried steak.  They bring around wonderful sides – as much as you want.  Can you see why we love this place.  Mike and I […]

Mar '09


This year, Grace is in the 1st grade in America.  She essentially finished that grade last year, but because her birthday is at the end of September, they wouldn’t budge on it.  So, besides doing her normal 1st grade homework, she’s been doing some extra work. We learned a while ago that Grace is highly […]