Sobering Reality

Last week there was a story in the USA Today about a witch-burning in Papua New Guinea. If you are up for it, I encourage you to read it here because it provides a glimpse of the reality we face in PNG. After reading that article, check out this post from more than a year ago…

Visa Update

Yesterday I walked into our house and told Elizabeth, “Our visa is here.” When she looked up with excitement, she saw that I was holding our new Capital One Venture cards. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny. Today I called PNG’s embassy in Washington again to get an update on the Visa we…

Hollywild

Last weekend we continued an annual tradition (which was interrupted last year) of going to Hollywild during the Christmas season. For those of you who have never been to Hollywild, let me first tell you what it is like the other eleven months of the year: If you wanted to make a movie about a…

Greenville Parade

The day after yesternight, we watched the parade downtown. It was fun and it was exciting and I loved it. Here we are eating in our strollers:   Sylvie and mommy:   Everyone:   That’s of me and Nancy:   Everett and lights:   Everett and lights and a firetruck.   Everybody again:   Lights,…

Passport Photos

We recently applied for Sylvie’s passport (still waiting to get it back so we can buy plane tickets!) and had to renew Belle’s and Lucy’s. As we were doing that I was thinking how funny it is that 3 of our kids have passport photos from when they were tiny babies. I thought ya’ll might…

Lovely Fall Saturday

Today was a perfect day.  The temperature was perfect for playing outside, the sky was perfectly blue, the leaves were fabulous colors and we had a fun-filled family day at home.  It was so nice.  It was the kind of fall day I missed last year while we were in the land of perpetual summer…