Monday, December 23, 2013

Maryanna's Birthday

Today we celebrated Maryanna's 8th birthday! She is such a blessing to our family. She has a willing smile and an awesome personality.

She got to celebrate her birthday with her Pawpaw and Mormor. I don't think she could have asked for a better birthday.

Mormor and Pawpaw.  :)

She wanted an apron, a serving tray and some oven mitts. :)


Cupcakes going in the oven

The girls decorated the table!

They did a great job!

Lady even got in on the festivities.

Pawpaw and Maryanna got the honor of licking the beaters.
Maryanna decorated them.

Maryanna's special cupcake.
Pancakes Daddy made.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This and That

We are enjoying our time here in the good ole' USA.  :)  We have shopped, fellowshipped, eaten our fill of McDonald's, and have enjoyed being around family and friends.

Several things have happened since Thanksgiving. Marty and I enjoyed a two day vacation by ourselves for our anniversary.  It was so nice to have that time with just him and I. On the 21st of this month we will be married for 11 years. I can honestly say that I love him more now than when we were first married.
11 wonderful years ago!

We also got a little dog! Her name is Lady. We were wanting a little dog to be able to bring her back to Denmark with us when we go in July. We went to the animal shelter to just look at the dogs. I knew as soon as I saw Lady she was the one that I wanted. She is a Cocker Spaniel and has the sweetest temperament.
Our Lady

As far as furlough we start with meetings in January. It has been nice to have the holidays with our families.  But, we are looking forward to reporting back to some of our sending churches and meeting some new people.  :)

We are looking forward to Christmas! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love giving gifts and celebrating the birth of Christ.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Please remember those missionaries and their families who can't be home for Christmas this year because they are on the front lines for Christ!
The tree is all up and ready to go!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Our Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving with our family this year.  It has been two years since we have enjoyed the holidays with family.  We stuffed ourselves with way too much food, then Marty, Amanda and I went out for a little shopping.

It was great to be able to spend time with family! 

My Dad. 


The "kids table"  :D

The loading of the plates

My Dad and Mom, with Marty photo bombing.

Sissy and some yummy Cool Whip!

Cool whip!

My Granny got to be with us. I sure love my Granny!

My biggest blessing!
All stuffed and watching Tangled

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Our Journey to America!

Hi everyone!  I have missed blogging. (:   It has been really busy for us lately, but we have enjoyed being back in America.

It was a LONG trip for us when we left Greenland and made our way to Denmark. We spent 24 hours getting to the summer house that we rented. We had a blast in Denmark, it was our first family vacation.  We made so many new memories as a family.

After our week stay in Denmark we made our way back here to America. We hit a few snags along the way but, thankfully, The Lord brought us through them.  The snags started in Greenland airport. Our luggage was over the weight limit, so we had to throw away some of the kids school books. Talk about a sickening feeling!  We got that all straightened out and got to Denmark with no other problems.     

On our way to Iceland to America we were told that we needed Green Cards to get back to America! It was crazy, but once again The Lord took care of it!  We landed in Denver a little after 5:30pm on November 7th. We had less than an hour to go through Passport control, security, Customs, and get our luggage moved to the right plane to Kansas City. I'm still not sure how we did it, but we made it!

Thank you for all those that prayed for us as we traveled! The Lord provided in every aspect of our trip!  Here are just a few pictures of our trip, I hope you enjoy!

Waiting for our taxi

Our plane has arrived

The first thing we did when we got in the Copenhagen airport was eat at Burger King! It was really good!

After a really long wait in the airport for our train, 6 hours, we all fell asleep on the train.

My happy campers!

The ocean. It was beautiful!

This house was right on the ocean. It had a sod roof.

I thought this was neat. You could take the bundle of wood and leave your money in the can.

A bakery that smelled wonderful!

Inside one of the stores

This was a common sight in Denmark. It seemed like everyone has a small dog. We enjoyed seeing them.

Some of the names of the towns

Out for a stroll

This was a school in Hals

Beautiful Denmark

Genbrug~thrift store

This is the Greenland house in Aalborg.

Some mannequins with the Greenlander's national dress

The whole reason we are moving to Denmark! To learn Danish and reach out to the Danes and Greenlanders!

We loved all the trees

This is a viking burial ground outside of Aalborg

Eli the Fierce!

Home sweet home! Our first services back at our sending church, it was AWESOME!

Marty's Mom came for a short visit.  :)