Sunday, July 22, 2012

A prayer request

This past week has been a rough one! I have been really sick with something. I went to the doctor last Tuesday and they did some blood work. They were able to test some of the blood here, but for the other test they had to send it down to Nuuk. The test came back normal for blood sugar and anemia. It's scary for me, because all the "simple" test came back normal. The doctor didn't want to say anything for sure until the lab results come back. I go back July 31st. We are also in contact with our doctor in the States.  

Greenland had limited medical, to say the least! Our town is the second largest and all we have are a few ultrasound machines and an x-ray machine. For anything else they fly you down to the capital, Nuuk. Since we have socialized medicine the flights down to Nuuk are covered under our "health care". But believe me, we pay for it through our taxes! We pay $600 a month in taxes!  But, I hope and pray that it doesn't come down to having to be taken down to Nuuk!

Marty has been a great help to me this past week! He has cleaned, cooked, and done a whole lot to help out. I am truly thankful for the husband The Lord gave me.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer time in Greenland!

Our summer here in Greenland is really short lived! But it is a really nice break from below 0 weather. This week we finished up our homeschool year. Eli went a little longer than the girls because his books got here latter than theirs did. We are more prepared his next year!  :)   Anyway, back on track, our weather in the summer is mild. We can get in to the 60's but that doesn't happen very often. Normal temperatures for us are  are the upper 40's to the upper 50's.  You wouldn't think that the upper  50's would be warm, but when you have been below 0 for several months, it feels great! Our winter and snow will start again around October and the snow will hang around until June! The farther North you go the longer the winter and the shorter the summer.

video
Our kids have been wanting to get some water guns that they have seen in the store here. I know what you are thinking, "A water gun fight in The Arctic!!"  Our town has a heated above ground swimming pool, that is always full in the summer!  Our sun here is so intense! So, yes, a water gun fight this week was just what the kids needed. It was a nice warm day on Tuesday, one of the rare 60 degree days, so the kids enjoyed playing with their water guns! :)  I thought I would share a video of the kids playing with their water guns. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A little bit of everything...

Things have been busy here for us these past few weeks. Not really with ministry things, but with everyday life here in Greenland. We have been fighting strep throat, sinus infections, and Marty had two teeth pulled Thursday! He does back this next Thursday to get the stitches removed and get one more tooth pulled. It has been an interesting two weeks! Between me having a sinus infection and trying to keep the house in order, it has been busy.  :)


 I have tried to work on learning Danish and plan to pick it back up on our school break. Sometimes it seems almost impossible that I will ever learn Danish. I can read and understand more than I can speak. So, as a prayer request, for me, pray that I will be able to learn Danish and retain what I learn! 

We will finish up school Monday. Eli is really excited, he told me other day that he is excited to be going into the second grade. It is hard to believe that my "baby",Eryn, will be in kindergarten, I will also have a first grader and a second grader. Our kids are growing up way to fast.

Our little crowd!
We had two little visitors last Sunday morning. They have been back everyday since then! I feel bad that we haven't let them come inside, but with Marty having the teeth pulled and me and the kids not feeling well, it just wasn't a good idea to let them come in. We usually allow a couple of the kids to come in to play for a little while, but usually now more than two. Let me explain why! A few months back we allowed several kids to come in, 13, to be exact! That was a bad idea!  We live in a small 800sq foot house, split into two stories. I know too most, a 800sq foot house doesn't seem that small, but when you put 13 loud, running kids, that we couldn't communicate with,  in a space that small, it is chaos! We learned our lesson that day.

Thank you too all of my followers who pray for us and keep up with us! It is a great encouragement to read your comments and to know that many people pray for us.  Thank you!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Peach Cobbler

To me, you can't get much more American than peach cobbler! With the 4th of July being tomorrow, I thought I would post a recipe I found for peach cobbler. I got the recipe from cooks.com. I really like this site, it has a lot of great recipes on there.

It was great with vanilla ice cream!
Just as a side note, Greenland doesn't celebrate the 4th, but Denmark does.  We like to still celebrate our American holidays here in Greenland. Just to keep up some of our American holidays for our kids, because we know that our kids will not always be here with us in Greenland. So here is the peach cobbler. Enjoy!


FRESH PEACH COBBLER 
1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. butter
2 c. sugar, divided
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
3/4 c. milk
2 c. sliced peaches
Melt butter in a 2 quart baking dish. Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; add milk and stir until mixed. Pour batter over butter in baking dish, but do not stir.Combine peaches and remaining 1 cup sugar, spoon over the batter. Do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Yield: 6-8 servings.