Packing

We have spent the last two days packing which is not my favorite thing to do. You would think we would be great at it since we have done it so many times over our 10 years of marriage, but it still isn’t much fun. (Truth be told, Joseph is great at it–I am not.) While…

Sylvie’s Perspective

“Oh good, they are distracted taking a picture…I think I can snag some cheerios” “Why does that crazy lady have her hand in my mouth? But check out my new tooth!” “Ah, that’s better…keep your hands out mama!” “My big sister is so fun!” “You can’t keep me pinned up for long!” “I wonder how…

Food Container

  This weekend a container full of food arrived from the U.S.! Yay! It is so exciting to get a new load of American food. Since there isn’t a lot available in town, the store on our base orders stuff from America to give us more options. The shelves have been pretty skimpy since we…

Skate Night

Here at Lapilo, the Junior class at the school is always raising money to go on a big trip when they are seniors. They do a lot of different things like selling fresh squeezed lemon juice or tortillas and hosting events throughout the year. One of the big events they do is called skate night.…

Homeschool

We officially began homeschooling in December in the US after pulling Belle out of school in order to get ready to head back to PNG. There are so many curriculum options out there, that it really is daunting! Thankfully, I had done some homeschool preschool with the girls before, so I had a bit of…

Living for the Weekend

After my post about my daily schedule, I had a few people ask about what we do on the weekends and what we do for school, so I am going to dedicate a blog post to each of those topics. Weekends.  Well, now that Joseph is working Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00, and we are homeschooling, weekends actually…

A Day in My Life

A couple weeks ago Molly Burns asked me what my days were like.  I wrote her back a super long email about my days and then realized that all of you might like to hear about my days.  So I cut and pasted my email to Molly. “My days…oh, they are all the same. My…

Fat White Baby

The PNG ladies like Sylvie.  I think they like all little white babies.  Its cute to see them hold her. The other day I was in the store talking to a couple of PNG national ladies who work there.  I kind of laughed at our conversation about Sylvie.  The conversation went sort of like this:…

Sick-o

Fleece, blanket and hat isn’t our normal attire in 80 degree PNG.  In the middle of the night last Joseph started feeling really sick…achy joints, fever, super cold.  Today he added a weird rash to that list of symptoms.  Thankfully we are right here on the base with the clinic, so he was able to…