Monday, August 30, 2010

where are our boxes?

just got a message from a friend.  The guy that was supposed to send out our boxes from Moscow to the US has been in the hospital for the past two weeks.  He was recently diagnosed with diabetes.  We have been told that our things should get shipped out on the 1st of September.  We'll see! 

Keep us in your prayers. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

made it to North Carolina

The next time we get on a plane, September 6th, we will be on our way to Belize!!  Counting down the days!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

thought for today

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~ W. Clement Stone

Friday, August 20, 2010


Sharon's dog Diamond Girl had her litter last night... 9 pups!  And they are soooo cute!

check them out here:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Durango, Colorado

We are enjoying some down time here in CO.  We are staying in the home of a gal who was also a missionary in Russia for several years.  Her home is peaceful, yet filled with life. 

She has four golden retrievers and two cats.  We are enjoying being able to be loved on and give love to the dogs.  It has been three years since our family had a dog.  This dog therapy is well timed.  Next week we will begin our debriefing week at Missionary Training International.

On one hand I am excited about seeing some team mates of ours who will be there at the same time.  On the other hand I am dreading all of the emotions that are waiting to burst out of me from our five years in Russia.  I don't know how much is there... but I do know that I will be in a safe place to let it all out.

For now... I will just go back to petting Max.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

thought for today

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wind Farms in Western Kansas

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As we were driving to Hays, Kansas on Friday we saw these wind farms on the way. How exciting to see this type of energy being tapped in to out in Western Kansas!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

thought for today

People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.
- Alice Duer Miller

Monday, August 09, 2010


We just heard news yesterday that our belongings have finally been released from customs in Moscow and should be getting shipped out to us soon.  It will be interesting to see what is in our boxes and what may have gotten "lost" in the process.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

thought for today

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh