During the first two weeks of December I had to have vein surgery on both legs. That meant Stephen had the kids by himself both times for the better part of a day. While I was having the second surgery, Stephen took the kids to a indoor play park. They had so much fun – unfortunately there isn’t space for all the pictures!
And, various pictures of kids from November. We are having so much fun with them (most of the time ;)! ) and they have a lot of fun with each other.
Here are just a few pictures from one of our trips up to Camp Impact.
Here are some more pictures from our visit to Playmobil Land.
A few weeks after we moved my parents came for a two week visit. The plan was that they would help us get some of the “moving in” projects done. Well, truthfully, we didn’t get many projects done, but we had a wonderful time being together. My mom spent hours every day reading books to the boys (which allowed me to get some things done!) and we also took a few short trips with them – one afternoon to Erfurt and then two days at Playmobil Land.
A side view of the beautiful Krämerbrücke in Erfurt – the only inhabited bridge north of the Alps.
After several years of waiting, and much praying and seeking the Lord’s will, we finally moved to a new place of ministry in August of 2010. Here are just a very few pictures from the moving process.
Soon (hopefully) I will post some pictures of the inside of our new house. But for now, here are some pictures of Stephen installing the kitchen. Most often here, a house/apartment is completely empty except for bathroom sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. We were able to use most of the cabinets from the old kitchen, add a few more, and change the arrangement to fit in the new kitchen. To save money, Stephen did it ALL himself. It took him the better part of a week, but it was worth it! Here are some of the cabinets put together but the top ones are not hung yet.
Here are a few pictures from Joel’s 4th birthday (August 18th). We celebrated a few days late because Stephen was at camp in Spain. But I also wanted to do it before our move (which btw was just 3 days later!). So, you can see in the background the last remnants of our packing. The cake is supposed to look like a dump truck – though it didn’t turn out quite as well as I would have liked.
I am way behind in posting pictures of what has been happening around here for the last few months. But before I post some pictures from our important activities, I wanted to post various odd pictures from the past summer.