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Dec '14

I’m Making a List…and Checking It More Than Twice

There seems to be so much to do in the few weeks we have left in the States.  I’m normally a list maker.  Mike laughs at me often because my lists can become quite lengthy.  I have a working to-do list at the moment.  Every day I try to get as much checked off as […]

Mar '14

What to Expect When You Weren’t Expecting

We are a very happy family of three.  We had Grace 12 years ago.  10 years ago while we were itinerating, we suffered a miscarriage.  It was a devastating loss.  We really wanted to have another baby, but while living in The Netherlands, we had some testing done to see why I wasn’t getting pregnant.  […]

Jan '14

Christmas in the Same Room

The way that our mission organization works, we are in America 1 out of every 5 years.  It’s not always ideal, but we’ve gotten used to it. Because it’s pretty expensive to fly from The Netherlands to America very often – especially for three people – we normally fly once in the four years away. […]

Dec '13

Sinterklaas in Texas

It’s that time of year: Thanksgiving is over, and we’re getting ready for Christmas.  For Americans, that seems pretty normal, but since we’ve lived in The Netherlands, Sinterklaas is also part of this time of the year.  Sinterklaas is Saint Nicholas, and he’s the one who brings presents to children in The Netherlands.  They do […]

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. […]

Apr '10

Queen’s Day

Yesterday, we had some of the most beautiful weather.  It was the warmest it’s been this year.  People were in shorts and outside loving the weather. Today is Koninginnedag, Queen’s Day.  It’s the day to celebrate the queen.  It’s supposed to be on her birthday, but since her birthday is in the winter and weather […]

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 […]