How Fast Does Ice Cream Melt?

Ben participated in a science fair today at school. His project was testing how fast differing kinds of ice creams melted.

We got to eat the yummy left overs from the cartons of ice cream!

Family Fun


The other day, James came home from his summer kindergarten program and fell asleep on our bed. He loves to cover his face with his Tigger when he sleeps!

Summer in the Philippines is April and May.


A balut or balot is a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines.
Kurt decided to try one tonight on our walk.

Balut vendors usually ride around on bicycles, honking a horn,
and shouting "balut".

purchasing a balut

peeling the egg

trying the balut.
It wasn't Kurt's favourite thing to try but at least now he can say he's tried it!

Coming to Michigan

Kirsten, Mikayla, and I will be flying to Michigan on July 8 to get Mikayla prepared for college.

She'll be going to Covenant College in Lookout Mountain Georgia!
Our tickets are purchased for this trip and we look forward to time in the states helping Mikayla transition to life in the USA and college.
Kirsten and I will be flying back to Philippines on September 7.

Pray James' adoption paperwork will be completed in a timely manner so that all of us can return to the USA around Christmas for a one year furlough.

Pray for our safe travels. Thanks!