Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This goodbye is just one of many that I have already been a part of in the short time of living here. There are many more to come, but I will enjoy the fellowship of these women while God has brought them into my life. You are all a blessing, Thank you.
Samuel and Toby, just goofing off.
Many, but not all the women.
The kids thought this was great fun.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is the truck that moved it.
Althought the kids wanted to be a part of the action, they had to stay on the porch. We were all nervous enough without having to watch kids running around with heavy machinery and a house in the air. They had a lot of fun though. The workshop you see behind them is the one the friggebod had to go over. Twain was praying that it didn't drop on it.
Here was the tricky part. If you look closely you can see how low the electrical wires are and the crane had to get the friggebod under that.
Viktor was done by the time that we tried to take these pictures.
This is Mor Mor and Mor Far in a candid moment. You don't often see this so I was really glad to get it on film. I love this picture. This is a love that started before World War II and has lasted and will last their whole lifetime. What a blessing from God to have grandparents that show how a marriage relationship should be.
So while Andreas and the rest of the Methodist pastors and members debated on the future of the Methodist Church (sorry to say it looks pretty bleak....) Sam and I played. For more on the church situation you can email Andreas at email@example.com Please be praying.
Below are some of the pictures of our time in Malmo. Enjoy.
The best playground was this one. It looks a bit scarry in black and white, but it was really cool. Sam asked if we could build one like this at our church!
On Saturday night, they had a gospel concert. It was quite good, although the Swedes still had a hard time getting up and moving. I wish I could have gotten more light for this picture. The concert was in a Swedish Luthren Chruch and the cross in front was really cool. The church was actually named, St. Andreas!
Here is that cool playground again. See not so mean looking in color! Not to mention the cute kid (Samuel) smiling at me.
Samuel, with his friend Happy. Happy's daddy is American, and her mom is a good friend of mine. She helps me stay sane.
The kids where suppose to look like sheep. Here they are acting like them.
The picture below is the bay. We walked out on the rock in the left of the picture to find a place with no wind that we could eat our snacks (really the only food we could find because everything was closed). The food consisted of Cheese balls, apple juice and trail mix. Not a bad dinner! Don't worry, we do feed Samuel better than that. (as you can see in the pic below, the sun was there, just covered a bit)
This is a friend of mine. She is hear with her husband and 4 boys from Australia. Her husband works for Husqvarna and will be here at least until Christmas. Amy has been a wonderful spirit in our Bible Study. She amazes me. She has 4 boys, which means her hands are full, and she still has the time to buy thoughtful gifts and remember occasions that most people would not. I am thankful for God bringing her here, even if it is a short time. Sam is thankful for Toby, they get along really well. I put this up because Sam really likes this little clip. I am so thankful that I finally got a video to upload. Enjoy!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
When I think about all the time that we have been blessed with it seems to have gone by so quickly. I am still very much in love with my husband, trust him completely, and wouldn't want to spend my life with anyone else. He has been a wonderful friend, patient husband and amazing daddy. I am so thankful for this man that God put in my life so long ago. I look forward to many, many more years of marriage, parenting and serving God together.
If it has been a while for some of you, take the time to remember how thankful you are for your husband or wife. It is good to remember and thank them for who they are.
May we all be aware how God is blessing our marriages.
In the middle of May, my English Bible Study decided to take the kids to a farm outside of Gothenburg called Noah's Ark. It was rainy and cold, but that doesn't stop the Swedes, so it didn't stop us either. Samuel had a great time with the other kids and the animals. The pictures below will tell you that story. I will try to get a vidoe or two up, but I am not holding my breathe by this time. I will however try to get more pictures up.
We have been busy here. However, things will settle down for the summer as the whole country goes on vacation. I am looking forward to having Andreas home with us for a while. Samuel is really looking forward to it also. He asks just about everyday, "when is pappa on vacation?" We will move out to our summer house this week. Just wait until you see what we have been doing there. That will not be put on tonight however.
No adoption news at the moment. Just waiting. I don't think Nepal has even offered anymore referrals since the little government shake up. But I am hoping that I am just out of the loop. So for all of those waiting, hang in there.
Sam is giving the bunny... bunny ears. The funny thing is he has no idea what he is doing.
Samuel and Zachary are patiently waiting to ride the horses.