Thursday, September 26, 2013

Old pictures

The other day we were looking through some of our old pictures on the computer. It's amazing how much the kids have grown! It also makes you stop and think that they won't be little forever. So enjoy it!!

Maryanna (almost 2)  Eli (almost 3)

Eryn age 2. She still likes to climb!

Our first family picture!

Eli and Maryanna about a month before Eryn came along


Three of the our greatest blessings!

Marty, Eli and Mena

Maryanna and Eli at Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house

Eryn and I

Eryn at a month old

Some very cool kids

Mommy's little helper

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Getting closer!

As boxes slowly start taking over my living room, the move is becoming more and more real to me. We load our container in four weeks!

Things are progressing well with getting all our plans worked out. Meetings are being lined up, tickets booked, hotels reserved, and rental cars lined up. 

Eryn is all ready to go see Mawmaw and Pawpaw.


We appreciate you're prayers as we continue to get things ready for furlough.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Our first snow

For the past few days it has been cold and raining. We would look outside and wonder when it would start snowing. Well, last night it started! It was pretty to watch the snow fall. Our kids were very excited. The snow is one of many things we will miss.

Our kids are out in it right now enjoying it before it melts. :)

Out our back windows

First snowball!

The first snowball fight of the season


One eager little girl

"Mommy, LOOK!" 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Change...

A big change is coming to our family in the next couple months. Our furlough has been moved to January-July 2014. We head to Denmark  November 1st for a short visit before going to the States. I do miss McDonald's, malls, and Starbucks. But most of all I miss my family and our sending church. We are excited to be able to spend some time with them.  :) 

During that time we will be spending about a week in Denmark. The reason we are taking the extra time in Denmark is, that we are planning on moving to Denmark to attend a three year language school in Aalborg. We have not been able to get help from the language school here in Greenland. They tell Marty that he has to know Danish or Greenlandic to attend. Well, without a teacher it has very hard to learn them on his own.

Marty spends several hours studying just to get up and forget it. I am proud of Marty with the way he has tried to learn on his own.

Please pray for us as we make this huge move! Our hearts are sad to be leaving Greenland. We don't always understand why things happen, or how The Lord works, but we are willing to do whatever the Lord wants us to do.  

There are several Greenlanders in Denmark that we desire to work with while we are there. We know that without knowing the languages we can not have a ministry.  

This has not been an easy decision or a hasty one. We have had a lot of counsel and even more prayer!

Thank you for your prayers for us as we start to get things together for this move. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Teaching tip #101

I am by no means an expert on teaching. I'm just a homeschooling Mom to three kids. But I thought I would share something I figured out today. If you have already learned this, just humor me. :)

Today, Maryanna was getting stressed out while doing her language arts. It's not her strongest subject, so she tends to get frustrated a lot. Well today we were reviewing over some things she learned, and she just wasn't getting it. It's easy for me to get irritated when I know that they know it. :)  But today, instead of getting irritated at her, I just smiled at her. I told her that she knows it, and to think really hard. Instead of her usual response of, "I just don't know it" I got a smile back and the answer I was looking for.

So you see, a smile can truly make a difference.  Don't forget to smile today, it may help someone who is struggling, even in your own home.