Setteling In

We've been in our new rental a little over two weeks.
Our internet and phone line were hooked up yesterday. We like this house! The neighborhood is quiet, we are close to school and work, we are enjoying getting to know our neighbors.....

Boxes to unpack

Ben putting books on the shelves

James and Jerard enjoying a moving day meal amongst items

Mikayla and Kirsten eating in the stairwell on moving in day

Kurt and Ben eating at the kitchen counter on moving in day.

Kurt and I eating amongst boxes on moving in day.

Setting up our bed

James holding Jerard's hand while they swing

Mikayla enjoying a reading break after several days of moving,
unpacking, and putting away.

A man who walks around with a knife sharpner pedal set up
sharpening our kitchen knives and scissors at our gate!

Family Updates

This summer has been busy with moving, dentist appointments, and some short family trips. This coming week we will be attending a Bible dedication and going on a one day boat trip.
We are pretty much settled into our new rental house. When our internet is finally hooked up and activated I will post more photos!
Jerard starts 'preschool' this week at Resources For The Blind. He will attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We've hired a kuya to take him (kuya means older brother). He is very good with Jerard and fully capable of carrying him up to the third floor where the preschool meets!
James is our highly active three year old. He's been enjoying having Mikayla, Kirsten, and Ben around this summer to play with!
Kirsten has had several dentist appointments this summer - not much fun, but she's also enjoyed turning 13, our mother/daughter retreat, family vacation, reading and shopping!
Ben passed to his green belt in karate. He is getting taller and we just bought new shoes for him yesterday since he's outgrown his other ones! He is now a men's size 7 and still growing! He turns ten on August 3rd - the day before school starts!
Mikayla has been reading, baby sitting, looking at colleges and other career ideas for after high school. She is glad for friends returning from furloughs and for a friend who moved away coming to visit for three weeks.
Kurt is busy with his projects at work and will be going to Bangkok, Thailand in October for meetings!
I took one class this summer on marriage counseling taught by a visiting professor from the USA. I've been busy organizing our house and being mom to 5 great kids!
We are looking forward to my sister's visit in August! It will be our first visitor from the USA in the four years we've lived here!
Blessings on your day!

Moving Photos


Ben passed his Bushido-Kai belt testing last night and is now a green belt! Yeah, Ben!!!!!

We have moved

Well, we are in our new rental now. Kirsten and I call it the cottage!
We love the house. We are still in process of unpacking and settling in.
I hope to post pictures soon!

Thanks for praying for us!