Library

Three days a week I spend my afternoons at the middle school/elementary library at the school our kids attend.
I teach the K - 5th graders about the library, how to research, etc., and read stories to them. This semester we are reading stories from around the world, learning geography and how to research with encyclopedias. James snapped a few pictures of me today while I was teaching the 5th graders.

A Cultural thing....

Our passports needed renewing.
While we were able to fill out the application for renewal on line, in order to pay for the renewal Kurt had to fly up to Manila to pay in cash at the US Embassy.
So, he left on the early flight this morning and will return this evening.

Fresh Eyes

It has been wonderful having Grandpa Symanzik here over the holidays to visit with us.

experienceing a power outage with us.

It is refreshing in many ways when family visits us here.


Grandpa and James on Jerard's swing

One thing I enjoy is seeing the world around me with fresh eyes.

What becomes common place and ordinary to me as I see it on a daily basis is cause for wonderment and questions from a visitor.


a grave dug by hand





fancy next to not-so-fancy







beggars on the walkways











It was a blessing for the grandkids to have time with their Grandpa! So thankful for his visit.

Grandpa is here!

Kurt's dad is here to visit for the holiday season! We are so happy he is here! And, as an answer to prayer, he brought me a camara!!!


Grandpa is here!

Kurt's dad is here to visit for the holiday season! We are so happy he is here! And, as an answer to prayer, he brought me a camara!!!