This month began with the birthday of a new year, 2019! The festivities continued with Epiphany as we celebrated the coming of the Christchild to the Gentile world. Two birthdays and placement anniversaries filled us with joy & thanksgiving followed. We spent wonderful moments together, exchanged small gifts and enjoyed delicious food. During these specialContinue reading “celebrations”


Winter has arrived. The temperatures have plummeted to the single digits and even to negative numbers this past week.  The still silence is broken by the chattering of our teeth whenever we are outdoors. The littles ones are trained.  When someone says, “it is so cold out,” their response “welcome to Alaska!” There is an amazing beautyContinue reading “frozen”

2018 reflections

The last day of the year. Our family’s 2018 was full of adventures.  Roadtrips, family & friend visits, birthdays & wedding celebrations, multi-language work in Latin America, a move from the desert to snow covered mountains, three homes in three months, new congregational ministry, new faces & places, earthquake, dust, snow, wildlife and many thingsContinue reading “2018 reflections”