Friday, December 31, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Toby and Fez
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Time to process some deer!
On Christmas Eve (which was our Christmas Day, Shane and Linda, staying at their own house down the road, had an unexpected opportunity to hunt a deer.
Monday, December 27, 2021
A Good Reminder
How Infertility and the military connects humans
Yesterday, I got to have lunch with a now-dear friend: LaShea (pictured at left with our mutual friend Linda and her little baby, Eli.) We forgot to take a picture which, for a Blogger, almost feels like we didn't meet at all. But we did, and it was great. LaShea has been an encouragement to me to keep using my voice to show Christ's love online. Two different times when I thought about getting off of social media entirely, she encouraged me to keep talking. She is a person who helps assure that I am not living in an echo chamber. She reminds me of important things that I need to keep in mind.
We were stationed in Turkey with Linda and her husband Shane from 2010-2012. After Turkey, Shane and Linda went to Germany. They met LaShea. We moved to the Azores. LaShea lives in Germany also. LaShea met Linda.
Connected with Crystal Bowman, I got involved with an infertility book: Mothers in Waiting! Linda connected me with LaShea. LaShea wrote a chapter for the book too. We became friends.
I love how the military and infertility and the military connects people who otherwise may never have met.
Four years ago, we had the opportunity to meet in person. Yesterday, we finally had our second lunch!
Last few days
Friday, December 24, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Some of my favorite Christmas videos from year's past
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Good Bye Jacob
Saturday, December 18, 2021
It’s the Nutcracker!!! So much to write about what is going on in our lives this weekend.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Christmas all alone and a visit to Elijah's Harbor
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
A trip into the woods (Part 2)
I finally got Erin's pictures (always better than mine) for our hike into the woods and wanted to share them with you. We took three of my kids (Isaac didn't go), Erin's two kids, and Genevieve and Eoin on a 2 hour hike in the woods. Jacob joined us, although you will have to look closely to spot him in the pictures.
My hiking boots broke a few months ago, and I haven't replaced them. I had a blister from my boots so I tried to wear tennis shoes. BIG BIG mistake. It was so slippery that I had a hard time maneuvering with all the leaves on the floor of the woods.
Here are some pictures of our adventures: