Thursday, September 27, 2012

Proverbs 21:1

Proverbs 21:1  The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

This verse has been on my mind a lot the past few days. We have had ups and downs with our paperwork. Marty realized the other day that he was the only one that had received his approval papers! He called Danish Immigration on Tuesday. They told him that our paperwork was filed wrong, and that my paperwork hasn't even been looked at yet! He asked why they had not said anything since it has been pending for 7 months, and we have called several times.  Tuesday and Wednesday were some very rough days for us! We didn't tell anyone other than our close family, our Pastor and of course the Shulls.

Marty called again today to see if he could get some more information. The lady he talked to today gave us a lot more information, and couldn't understand why the other lady had told us that our paperwork was wrong. She told us that since Marty is the only one that works here in Greenland, that it should be okay to go ahead with our move. Even though the kids and my paperwork are still pending. We can just wait in Ilulissat and they can forward our approval papers on to us.  He asked them, if for some reason, we can't move until we are all approved, to email him and let him know soon.

Please keep on praying for us about our paperwork!! We are still planning on moving the 2nd of November! I have been a little bit of an emotional basket case lately!  But I am very thankful that The Lord has shown Himself mighty in our lives, and to know that Our God knows, and He cares!!   

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A face lift!

So I thought I would give my blog a little bit of a face lift! Tell me what you think!   Thank you for following and remember you can get updates through email, and I am also on Pinterest! Then you won't miss any of our misadventures here in Greenland. :)  

Friday, September 21, 2012


In case you have wondered what my family looks like in their "natural habitats", well here they are!  It is a cold rainy day and they were desperate for entertainment! :)  

Maryann made her a mask!

Eryn made her and Daddy a crown and braclets

ummmm...Not to sure what he's doing!  :) 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Our Paperwork!

Marty called again today to check on our paperwork. They said that it has been approved and that they sent it to us on the 10th. So we are really hoping to get it in hand by this week, or next! Our plans are to move the first of November to Ilulissat. We have a lot of things to do, and my mind is going in a hundred different directions right now!

We have been here in Greenland for a year and a half by ourselves. I'm not going to sugar coat it, It has been hard! The Shulls have been in Greenland for 5 1/2 years by themselves! We are so looking forward to working with them, and being able to get a handle on the languages, and customs. I am looking forward to have another lady to fellowship with. 

Elijah, our oldest, was in tears when we told them that we had been approved. We asked him what was wrong and he said that he was just happy, and that moving made his heart happy! I guess I had forgotten how much he missed his friends. This move will be a huge blessing to our children.
Our kids and the Shulls! When we all went out, we looked like we ran a daycare!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Exciting news!!

We have been waiting 7 months to hear back on our residence permits. We filed in January of this year, then in May, we asked to be able to move to another town, Ilulissat, to work with the Shulls. Here in Greenland you can't just up and move to another town, you have to have permission from the government.

Well, today we are one step closer to moving!!  The Greenland government sent an email to Denmark saying that they are OK with our permits being renewed.  Marty has talked with Denmark several times already and they said that if they hear back an OK from Greenland, we shouldn't have any problems moving to Ilulissat.  Now we just wait until we get the actual permits in from Denmark, then we will be good to go!  Is it too soon to start packing? :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My busy bees!

We have been hard at work doing school! It has been fun, but really interesting trying to get our schedule all down pat so we can go through our school day with all my hair still intact! :)  It has been fun seeing my guys finally understand things that we have been working on. They have all made great progress, even despite their teacher.  :) 

We have been praying for a bigger table, and the other day we got a "new to us" table.  Someone had thrown it out! Nothing is wrong with it. So we grabbed it up and have been enjoying the extra room!  :)

All smiles as we work!

Eli at work.

Eryn at her little desk

Happy girl!

Sissy at work

You can almost hear their little minds working.  :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our camping trip

Eli and his brush for a fire
 Here are a few pictures from our camping trip we went on yesterday. We had a lot of  fun, but it's one of those things I think I will only do once! I was very thankful for my bed and a shower when we got home this morning! We left early this morning because it was cold and raining when we got up. The memories we made were wonderful, and I don't think we will soon forget it.
Proud of his brush pile

Me by the ocean

Eryn being silly

A mini me soaking up some sun

Eli is always a sweetie about picking me some flowers

Marty and Maryanna

My blessings!

My best friend

Maryanna getting some brush

A mini hulk!

Chucking rocks
Trying to get a fire going for some coffee...


Our view!

Playing with a giant rope
Here are a few pictures from our camping trip we went on yesterday. It was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy a little look into our camping trip.