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!

Packing James

We've been busy packing for our move tomorrow.
The other day James was busily putting stuffed animals into grocery sacks in his effort to help pack!

He insisted that he could do it himself! It was very cute to watch
him intently putting a stuffed animal or two into each grocery sack.

Jerard was enjoying the noise of the bags.

Moving June 2011

Tomorrow (Thursday June 30) we move to our new rental house.
It is still close to school and saves us a bit of money each month in rent.
We signed up for internet at the new rental but it will take about 10 days or so to come up, so I'm not sure how often I'll be posting in the next couple weeks.
We've been busy packing, having a painter friend paint the house, fixing up the house a bit, cleaning...
Tomorrow morning a jeepney will help us take our stuff to the new house. We have 3 or 4 guys helping too! It should go well.
Keep us in your prayers; for the move, for our financial support to increase.

our new rental home

Student Permit

Mikayla is now the proud owner of a student driver's permit. Her Daddy will be teaching her how to drive here!
(but when she gets to the USA she'll have to unlearn all the Filipino driving habits!!!)

Kirsten's Birthday Events

Well, Kirsten turned 13 and she wanted a BIG teddy bear!
She also wanted kwarta (money) as she is saving up for an IPod!

The day after she turned 13 she and I (Mom) went on a three day mother/daughter retreat to talk about growing up issues, have fun together, relax, pray, read....it was a good, blessed time! We discussed purity of the heart, mind, body; growing in Christ, etc. It was a blessed time. We will go shopping for a purity ring soon.

Some of the books we referenced were The Bible, "A Quiet Heart" by Elisabeth Elliott; "Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle" by Shannon Ethridge; "A Young Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George; and "A Spirit Controlled Temperament" by Tim LaHaye.

In front of the cabin we stayed at in Loleng's Mountain Resort.

A scene from Loleng's

I thank God for the time Kirsten and I had alone together. We enjoyed walking together, talking, playing games, feeding the doves and fish, praying together, reading, etc.

Keep praying for all our kids to grow in His wisdom and grace.