Reasons #40-49

Apple Picking We missed a whole year of apple picking-and apple eating for the most part–so we are excited about apples. Bacon Considering the fact that almost everyone here raises pigs, it’s surprising there isn’t more bacon. Seasons Especially fall and winter. Chlorine There are a few restaurants in town with pools, but they are…

Reasons #21-30

Seeing grandparents


A new house

Planting a garden

Going to a playground at a park


Going to school

Birthdays–Daddy’s, Lucy’s, Everett’s and the new baby’s

Disney World


July 4th Celebration

Well, we didn’t do much on the actual 4th of July, but today, the 7th, we had a fun filled day celebrating together.  It almost felt like we were home…except we were much cooler here!  We got together with several other families on our base (mostly American, except for one Australian couple and one German…

Letting God Judge

I went to see Hoax the other day and found him splitting wood in order to make a fence around Ginalyn’s grave to keep pigs from rooting around in the loose ground. We talked for a while about the conclusion of the traditional customs surrounding death and as we talked, Hoax told me the family had discussed Ginalyn’s death and determined the cause. Here is the story…

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Reasons #11-20

A Washer and Dryer I don’t really mind the chore of laundry all that much here, but it takes up a good bit of time, so I am thrilled that I will have a washer and dryer in our house while we are in America! I’m going to appreciate not having to switch the load…

Reasons #1-10

Here are ten (unranked) things we will enjoy during our visit home to America. Square Footage. After eleven months, I feel like I can say definitively that the 540 square feet pictured above are not enough for our family of five. We look forward to having a little more breathing room in America. Chick-fil-A. Yum.…

Everett on the Tractor

Everett is really into his book, The Big Book of Things That Go, lately as evidenced by how many of the pages have been taped back together after being ripped. Because of this, his current favorite “words” are ‘truck’ and ‘tractor.’ Recently I took him up to the tractor that is owned and used here…


Kelley Haff, this post is for you! I thought I had done this post months ago when we took the pictures, but when I went back and looked for it to show it to Kelley, I realized it wasn’t there! So its a few months old, but I thought it was interesting none-the-less! Kelley got…