Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in Pictures

Nada made this awesome lantern for Bailey. It is now her bedroom light fixture.

Jo's surprise birthday brunch

Unleash the Untamed

Central's Christmas package. Super fun game!

Dicecapades with Billy and Ritchie.

Dicecapades' challenge: 19 push-ups!

Go Cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Santa's snack

Christmas morning gifts for Davis and Bailey

Peppa Pig present for Ashlyn.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

T.I.N.A. Strikes Again

T.i.n.a. (This Is Not America) has once again reared her ugly head. Can you believe that the movie theatres are closed the 25th and 26th? Me neither. What do they expect us to do, spend quality with our families and friends over food and games? Actually have conversations with other people? Play with our neighbors? I guess that new Sherlock Holmes movie will have to wait until the 27th.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My attempt at redirecting you to Jo's blog

Jo wrote a blog post about our saga return trip from Germany over on her blog. Check it out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Craft Fair Experience 2011

Liam and Rose came out to see us.

Laura the Soap Lady

I'm/we're still processing the weekend adventure that is called Marlay Craft Fair. We had a fantastic next booth neighbor that I named Laura the Soap Lady. Juli, Jo and I are exhausted, better educated, exhausted and we did have a good time all-in-all. We changed our original set up three times and sold a fair amount of products. We got 3 or 4 invitations to enter more craft fairs but all I want to do right now is lie down.

Thanksgiving 2011

The main thing I would like to say about these pictures is that we are all whooped, some still don't feel well, there was too much food, not enough people to eat it and we are SO THANKFUL that we got home on Wednesday after the travel debacle in order to celebrate Thanksgiving with our team and friends.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rottenbug, the year of the stomach virus

It didn't last very long, but approximately 1 out of 10 people at the American Military and European Missions retreat in Rothenburg, Germany contracted a stomach bug. Rumor has it the Croatian mission team brought it to share. Unfortunately Craig and Merschon partook. Thankfully the rest of us didn't.

Samantha and Bailey



The Men.

Future husband and wife, Jakub and Ashlyn plus Percy and Thomas the Tank Engine

Bailey, Alex and Jo

Davis and Sam

We had a great time worshipping, eating, laughing, learning, playing, and being together. We can't wait until next year!

p.s. Viktor took most of the outdoor shots. He might have a career in photography.