Monday, January 16, 2012

Dressing Up

Once again this year our children got together to dress up for that very controversial American holiday that shall not be named. They went to each other's houses and one family even gave out "good American candy." Isabella was a vetrinarian.
Isabella as a vetrinarian.
Sebastiao as a serious chef

Monday, January 9, 2012

First Months of School

This was my sweet class on the first day of school. I started off with 6 students and now have 7 and hopefully will have 8 for the second semester. Aren't they cute!

We all dressed as secret agents to discover more about each other.

This is our class photo taken a few weeks ago. We are standing outside of the Nate Saint House.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Just One of the Guys

One of the great things about serving in Shell is being surrounded by a great group of believers that share in your hardships and joys. Recently a few of us got together to take a picture highlighting the joy that is to be hairless and have a goat-tee. On my left are Matt Kappen, Mike Tacheny, and Dan Benedick. Mike and Dan naturally were blessed with smooth scalps as I am so Matt decided that he would have to shave his head so he wouldn't be left out - 'reverse peer pressure'. He also grew a goat-tee. You can only imagine what a supportive wife Matt has to allow him to do this. His young daughter Lily wasn't too happy, though. Sadly, Matt's conversion "didn't take" and he's back to having to use hair gel.

Here, I'm sitting next to Mattias Egberth (one of our surgeons who is from Sweden), Dan and Matt. Since this picture was taken, Dan has moved back to the US and will be teaching residents in the Pacific Northwest. He will be sorely missed (more on that later). Please pray for our plucky group, as well as Dan, as he and his family start a new chapter in their lives.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Just a Few Months Late

Yes, I know.... school started over 3 months ago, but as most of you know, i haven't blogged much lately. Joe has taken over since I went back to work full time. I am teaching 1st and 2nd grade in the morning and then 5th through 7th grade sciences in the afternoon. Here are a few pictures from our first day of school way back in August. Thanks to my big sister who asked me to write a little more often... love you Lori!
Getting Ready for the First Day!

Mom needs a little, Ok a LOT of caffeine
to start the day.