Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our Weekend Plans

So this weekend is shaping up to be a busy one! Tomorrow after school we are going camping by the ocean! I am really excited. Today we have been getting things together for our camping trip. Then we come back Saturday afternoon. We will have our usual services on Sunday. Then Sunday afternoon our town is having a little carnival. They will have games, rides, and my personal favorite, great deals from the different stores around town. Then at some point this weekend I would like to make some homemade jelly! We went and picked a lot of berries yesterday and I plan on making blackberry and peach jelly. It will be my first attempt at making homemade jelly, so we will how it goes!  

Also something to pray about, tomorrow Marty will be calling Danish immigration again! Please pray that we can get an answer from them. We are anxious to see what they tell us regarding our move to Ilulissat.

Thank you for the prayers for us!! Have a great weekend everybody!

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Big Blessing!

Here in Greenland we have a really high tax rate. We pay 42%! And since Greenland doesn't have a tax treaty with America we pay taxes here and in The States! So as you have probably already guessed, it gets expensive. That being said we got a letter in the mail today from our tax office. We have already paid our taxes for this month, so we were wondering what it could be! At first glance it looked like we owed even more money! But after we got it all translated we really releived and excited! We had actually overpaid last year and are getting a refund! It will be $600! We are praising The Lord for this extra special blessing!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Marty and the girls at the waterfall!
Sorry it has been a while since I have updated my blog. My computer crashed! So I have been waiting on my wonderful husband to get it up and going again. It still needs some more work, but I thought I would drop by and say HI!  The past couple weeks have been busy with school and everyday life here in Greenland. Last Saturday we went on a 6 hour hike to a waterfall outside of town. Saturdays have become our family days. With Marty doing his studying and the kids and I dong school during the week, Saturdays have become our "get out of town days!" We love to go on family hikes. Today we are heading to the ocean! I will put some pictures of our hike on here latter. Thank you too all my readers, for reading and taking interest in some of my crazy ideas, and my life here in the Arctic!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Berry Picking

We went berry picking today. Lots of  fun to do with the kids. We missed it last year, the other people and birds beat us to them! But we got plenty this year. We were out and about today and had seen that some people were selling some of the berries, we thought maybe we had missed it again! But thankfully we were able to go our for about an hour and get enough for about two batches of berry muffins. :)  And, yes the kids are super excited about eating them!  While we were our there I was able to turn our fun into a little bit of a Creation lesson for the kids. It was fun and educational all at the same time.

Eryn and Maryanna hard at work!

Me and the girls

Daddy and Eli showing off their plunder!


Marty pointing out the good ones

Eryn and her blue lips, she ate more than she picked!  :) 
All of our berries we got today!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Our walk today

Today after our services we went on a much needed walk. I haven't been on a good long walk in weeks! So we went all the way across town to The Arctic Circle lookout. We are 25 miles above the Arctic Circle. And from the lookout you can see the mountains that are right along the Arctic Circle line. It is amazing that on a clear day, like today, you can see the mountains perfectly. I love going there and sitting down and looking at the ocean and the mountains, and think how blessed I am to be surrounded by such beauty!

The farthest mountains are the Arctic Circle! 25 miles away!!
I love all the colors of the houses here!

My handsome little man

Eryn enjoying her ice cream

Greenlands flag in the breeze

Our happy and healthy children! 

My coffee date!  :)

Lots and lots of stairs!

Some Geenalandic children playing

Enjoying some nice ice cream on a warm day

Me and my wind blown hair! 

A mamma duck and her baby, they were so cute to watch!

My ring Eli made me! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


The anticipation of school starting was killing us! So we decided to do a little trial run today. We went over the rules (always a good start)!  We did a small craft and I let the kids look through their books. They are all really excited about starting. I think we may even start full swing tomorrow!  We were surprised to learn that the schools here had orientation today instead of next week like we had thought.  Since we homeschool our kids, we keep our kids inside during the public school hours and usually go later than them.  Of course I took some pictures, so I thought I would share them. I hope you and your family have a wonderful school year!
I gave them smiley face stickers, and told them that thats what I would like to see each day at school!

Elijah is in the 2nd grade!

Eryn Faith is in Kindergarten!

Maryanna is in 1st grade!

Looking through their books!

Eli looking through his favorite subject, Reading!

Maryanna looking through one of her reading books!

Eryn looking very closely at her books.

Maryanna's math facts. I made the little sleeve so she can move her facts around once she learns them. 
Sissy and her beautiful smile!

Eryn thinking hard!

Eli still checking out his reading book!

Me and my class! I think they are the best class in the world, but I may be a little biased! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeschooling Helpers!

We start our homeschooling year next week! Our summer break has flown by. But, I am looking forward to getting on a normal schedule again.  Here are a few links that I thought I would share that I plan on using this year.
Our three blessing I get to homeschool this year!

This one is for charts. I plan on using it for behavior and memory verses learned.

This is for some really neat things called Foldables. They can be used in a lot of different subjects and they look fun to make! They are for giving facts about different things that your student will learn throughout the year. I am not to sure I am making much sense, so just just check out the link below!  :)

These next few are for crafts that I thought were really cute! I got them off Pinterest from another homeschooling mommy!

Now this one is a must have if you don't already have a gradebook! I used it last year and I love it! It is super easy to understand and use. We send our grades back to our sending church, so this makes it really easy to email them at the end of the year. Instead of having to transfer them from paper to you computer you will have all you need right there.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Kaffemik

We went to a Kaffemik today. A kaffemik is a party that lasts all day, and people come and go all day long. There is no set time you have to be there. Tradition is you usually don't stay any more than an hour. The kaffemik we went to today was for a little boy named Arnii, who will be three on Monday.  A kaffemik is held for lots of occasions like: Confirmation, birthday's, anniversaries, and pretty much anything else they want to celebrate. A kaffemik can consist of a full meal or just some sweets, coffee or hot tea. Our kids love going to the kaffemiks because of the sweets!   Here are a few pictures of the little kaffemik we enjoyed today.  

This was just a little kaffemik, but we still enjoyed it!


The birthday boy, he is such a cutie!

Busy playing

Our kids enjoying some cartoons and juice

My plate

Me...enjoying where The Lord has placed us!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An update!

Sorry it has been so long since I have been on here.  It has been an interesting two weeks, to say the least! We have been to the doctor three times, and the first couple visits they drew blood for some lab. Then this last visit we got the results. According to the doctors here there is no physical reason I should be sick. Which, is really frustrating to deal with for me. But, all we can do is trust The Lord is in control.

We have been busy the past week with a lady that has come over to help with the languages a little. She came over today, and I pronounced out some Danish and Greenlandic words. All I can say is that The Lord is really going to have to help me. For me Greenlandic makes more sense phonetically than Danish. Some of the sounds in Danish, for me, are really hard. It's like my tongue doesn't want to cooperate! :)

Marty and the kids are doing great! The kids are growing like little weeds. We will start school in a couple more weeks. It's hard to believe that my "baby", Eryn, will be starting school this year!  Marty has been a great help to me. I have been able to do some more of the house work, so that has helped me not be so stir crazy! We are hoping to hear about our paperwork soon. Marty will be calling latter this week to check on it.

Thank you for all the prayers! They are greatly appreciated!