Friday, August 22, 2008


This is Katja. I tutor her in English every Tuesday at 1pm. She is 15 and a very sweet girl. She is Catholic and I am praying for her salvation. I have given her reading assignments and they are Christian stories and books. I have given her a daily bread to read everyday as practice and I have given her a tract in her language and a picture one. I will continue to tutor her throughout the school year. Please pray for her and for me as I find new ways of communicating the gospel to her.


This is what I found one day when the boys had been playing in Hayden's room, not to mention the bathroom, the rug in Hayden's room, the wall downstairs where someone had touched it. It is fake blood and it was very difficult to remove! Needless to say I was not happy but I had to laugh and take a picture to document it. They are so silly and very messy sometimes.


We had a storm last week that kept me up to the wee hours of the morning. It hailed twice for five minutes each at least. The lightening lit up the sky. Everyone else in the house was asleep except me. I snapped this picture during one of the times it was hailing. Tornadoes are not common to Slovenia but a friend said that there was one and she saw pictures on the internet that people had took of it. I am just glad that it was not near us.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I have been busy these last few days working on Geoffrey's and Jessica wedding video. It is sad that I will not be able to be there but at least I feel like I am a part and helping out by doing this video for them. All of the engagements and weddings going on with my siblings it has made Jon and I sit and have a remembering party about our courtship and marriage. This month will be nine years! We have grown up so much during that time. God has brought us closer and stronger in Him. It is only by the grace of God and His leading in our lives that has made our marriage a success. I look ahead at my siblings marriages and I know that there will be some trying times and some growth that God will do in their lives as well. I am so excited to see them grow and mature and start their own families. Here is one picture I have done comparing the two of them at their toothless stage in life :), too cute. I am enjoying doing this video for them!

Friday, August 8, 2008

More water park pictures

Terma Ptuj

Hello again, We were so glad that everyone was feeling better we thought that we should take the kids to do something fun this summer before anyone else got sick LOL! So we loaded everyone up after lunch and went to the thermal water park/spa in Ptuj (the oldest city in Slovenia by the way). we thought that being Thursday it would not be that crowed but we thought wrong. We drove up and there were so many cars and so many people. I do not like crowded places and most of all not crowded swimming places. I have to say though that I did not feel so self conscious here. I was by far the most clothed person there. Not that they were unclothed they just had two piece swimsuits even if they were really old and really over weight. Not to mention the speedos LOL. Poor Hayden could not figure out why all the men were wearing ladies bottoms!!! Ha Ha. We had a good laugh at that one. It was a very good day and we had a lot of fun. That will be a family memory that we will cherish forever. I even went down one of the slides!!! Me being the mommy lathered down the kids with sunblock but forgot about me and Jon. Needless to say we are red and I am a lobster. The kids are fine though. It feels so nice for things to be getting back to normal around here. Thank you for all your prayers. We needed them and they helped.

Park Pictures

Hello everyone, Hayden is better and I have the pics to prove it. We took them to the park Wed. and we had a wonderful time. We walked around down town. I found a bathing suit and it fits!!! Sizing over here is a bit weird and it takes a lot of luck to get the right one! We even stopped for ice cream on our way to the park (we have to walk there). It used to seem like a lot of walking, but now it doesnt seem so bad. HMMM, I must be getting used to all the walking. I was a beautiful day and we were all happy to be out of the house. We also had dinner at McDonalds with a friend that we are witnessing to named Edwin. He is a Columbian who was a Catholic and now is coming to church with us when he can. Keep him in your prayers.