Category Archives: Family Time

5 Photo Friday: Birth Day

On July 4, 2011, I had lunch with my friend Rebecca. It was a welcome diversion because I was on Day 3 of a long holiday weekend feeling bored and borderline miserable. My growing belly was almost too much to … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Our 3rd ‘Tanziversary’

Yesterday was our third “Tanziversary”–the anniversary of our arrival in Tanzania. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years already, but these three years have been packed full of lots of fun adventures, new challenges and great memories as … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Celebrating 5 Years

Today is our 5th wedding anniversary. We got married in Nebraska, in Sonshine Chapel at Carol Joy Holling Camp, the church camp where I worked several summers during college and for five years as Communications Manager after I graduated. We … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Flat Stanley Visits Tanzania

The second grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in Cambridge, Illinois, is reading the book Flat Stanley. Do you know that story? Stanley is a boy who is flattened when a bulletin board falls on him, and his flatness allows … Continue reading

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How We Ended Up on House Hunters International

It all started with this blog. Last year a casting producer for House Hunters International contacted me through my About page. If you aren’t familiar with the House Hunters International you are apparently in the minority because I’ve been told it’s one … Continue reading

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Crafting with Max and Elly: Toilet Paper Roll Butterflies

With a family of seven there’s no shortage of empty toilet paper rolls in our house. So I had been contemplating for a while what sort of craft project Max and Elly could do with them. Grandma and Aunt Carla … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Happy Birthday, Brenda!

Wednesday was Brenda’s 20th birthday! Our home is officially free of teenagers! (At least for another 9 years.) For this week’s 5 Photo Friday, I’m sharing a few highlights of our family’s celebration of Brenda’s milestone birthday.

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5 Photo Friday: Education

Earlier this month Max and Elly started preschool so in honor of that important milestone, this week’s 5 Photo Friday theme is education.

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5 Photo Friday: Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year! After enjoying Christmas in Arusha we went to the village for a few days to ring in the New Year. While we were there Max and Elly put on some of their new Christmas clothes and we did an impromptu … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Rainy Day

The rainy season seems to have arrived. With November and December come what are called the “short rains”–shorter rainstorms that happen once or twice a day a few days a week. Earlier this week we had a pretty good rain … Continue reading

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