Wednesday, February 16, 2011

South Africa

One of the students that has traveled with us on several overseas trip is doing a semester abroad - in South Africa. This is our second student to S.A. in a year, so very exciting. To learn more about what she's doing there, check out her BLOG!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day... just for kids?

Just had a friend today tell me that Valentine's Day is really just for kids. I guess she was just trying to make me feel better? I mean... maybe that is what happens. It's the Valentine's Digression. When you're dating, it's overkill, then you get married and it maybe becomes less enthusiastic. Then you have kids and... well, it just goes downhill. I personally have always loved Valentine's Day, but that's because I wish for romance. It's rare around here.

Anyway, the interesting thing about Valentine's Day is that it's not a made up American greeting card holiday, it actually has historical roots. They may be a bit sorted, but there's no doubt that this holiday has some significance, and the love/marriage connection seems important.

Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day! You still have time to do something special for your Valentine.=)

Friday, February 11, 2011


It's all I can think about right now... someday, I'm going here. I might have to go alone. Can you guess where this is?

It's on my dream list....

...made it to this list...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh, hello blog...

I'm not promising anything, and I can see that I have a LOT of things to restore to this blog (namely by blogroll - where DID you go?). Since I'm taking this semester off, I've been pondering a few posts here and there. It may happen.... we'll see. Lately, not a lot and everything is happening! I guess I need to call on my blog master (Tony) to help me resurrect this old thing.=/

Monday, January 10, 2011

No More Single Digits in Shengrala!

Happy 10th Birthday to Emily... those preteen hormones are just starting to kick in, too!

Emily, full of life and wonder, compassionate and meek,
seeking adventure but cautiously.
She knows what she wants and always has a plan,
she executes it the fastest she can!
We love her smile, her charm and fashion sense,
her sense of humor leaves us in stitches immense.=)
Where has our little princess gone? we often lament...
only glimpses left of her in childlike excitement.
She keeps us smiling with her hysterical replies
that entertain our facebook friends on the sly.
We know that God has big plans for this girl -
we think she might be heading out to serve the world!

Happy Birthday, Emma-lou... momma loves you!!