Rainy Saturday

It was a rainy saturday today. And I loved it. We made waffles and warm cinnamon apples and ate breakfast lazily. The girls and Daddy went out in the rain with pjs, boots and umbrellas. We all stayed in pjs for a LONG time. (Belle wore hers all day and then slept in them again!)…

PNG 411

Papua New Guinea is a small nation on the other side of the world. While many people (including us for most of our lives) may recognize the name, few can find it quickly on a map. Here is some information and a little bit of history to help you become better acquainted with PNG. Click here to read on.

St. Patrick’s Day

We had fun celebrating today! St. Patrick’s Day isn’t something I usually celebrate, but with kids, it is so fun to celebrate holidays! I love finding fun ideas to do to make days special, and a day devoted to green made that easy! We started our day with GREEN milk and GREEN quiche and GREEN…

Back on Track

We are thrilled to announce that we are back on track to move to Papua New Guinea to join the church planting efforts of New Tribes Mission.

After a year detour, we are once again preparing to ship out. Everett is here and the five of us (well at least four out of five since Everett doesn’t have an opinion) are eager to resume our journey. Our hope is to leave this coming July, but our girls are ready now. They ask daily if we can start packing–maybe we should have waited a bit longer before telling them.

Between now and July we will be packing, shipping supplies, raising support and hoping that our paperwork moves steadily–if not rapidly–through Papua New Guinea’s system. If you would like to join our support team, or would like to know more about it, please contact us.


Now that Everett is a champion drooler I thought it was time for him to start wearing bibs! A friend of mine gave me some super cute ones that looked easy to make, so I tried to copy them and was pleased with how my first attempt came out:maybe I should have taken a pic…

Hamburger Buns

I tried to make hamburger buns the other day and this is what I got (next to a regular sized bun for comparison):Oh well, I’ll try again another time! (Even though they are tiny they did make yummy sandwich buns later on!)

Homemade Finger Paint Fun

I got a great idea from a blog to make finger paint and paint on the walls in the shower. The girls LOVED it! So if you need a fun activity for a rainy day…or any day…it is fun and easy! Here’s the link with the recipe: http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/07/kids-week-edible-playdough-and-finger-paint/ and here’s what my sweet girls looked…

Hodge Podge

Everybody in! Everett starting finally sleeping in his crib about a month ago (3 1/2 mo) when he started sleeping all night. (Did I mention when he started sleeping through the night it was 12 or 13 hours?? He is amazing. He eats at 6:30 and goes down and then wakes up between 7:30 and…