Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Our missional community had the distinct privilege to host our new friends to our home. Today was little Thet Win Oo's 7th birthday. We made sure to have cake and sing happy birthday. Surprisingly, Burmese are accustomed to singing the English version of "Happy Birthday"! It was a beautiful night to be apart of. I pray that Thet Win Oo grows in size, stature and strength in this next year. I sure hope my kids remember this night. A night when they helped throw a child's first birthday celebrated in America so far away from the only home he's ever known. It's hard to tell from this smile that he's only been here for 3 weeks.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have been absent from my blog for way too long. I'm not really sure why. I could list a number of excuses that would possibly justify it but alas they are truly just excuses. I've had several experiences lately that have caused me to think, "You really should write about that because you're going to want to remember it later". This morning, one of those thoughts came to mind. I decided it was the time to act.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
As things with The Anchor are progressing, we decided to begin a children's missional community on Sunday evenings. We realized that we live in the optimal neighborhood for kiddos and have already begun to met several families who would probably be interested in something like this. Three weeks ago we had our first gathering in our home. It has been an amazing turnout with some super kids. I'm thankful for the opportunity to get to know these kids better and on a spiritual level. Our third time together, we took the kids to a nursing home around the corner from us. We sang, read Scripture and delivered homemade flowers to the residents. It was a great mission opportunity and I think all the kids enjoyed this opportunity to serve their neighbors.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
All the boys are actually playing soccer, however, I have seemed to not take quite as many pictures of Ryan and Peter. I am going to have to address that this week! Ryan has been playing an amazing season in the position of Sweeper. Defense is his main objective. His coaches have done a great job teaching him how to play the position and he has risen to the challenge. Peter is playing on a homeschool middle school team. This is their first year playing as a team. Philip took up the mantle as assistant coach. Peter has done a great job rising to the big city leagues. He has played hard and tried hard all season long. It has been such a joy to see all the boys give it their all on the fields. I will proudly wear the soccer Mom bummer sticker should I ever get one!
Nathan has finally gotten his chance to wear the uniform and hit the soccer fields. He has done an amazing job playing. His first game he scored 3 goals! Four if you count the one that went in the opponents goal! It really is fun watching all the little guys playing their hearts out.
Apparently Krispy Kreme Donuts really like pirates. We found out by a great neighbor who shared their donut booty with us that Krispy Kreme celebrates pirates. After looking into it myself, the kids were determined to get some of their own donut booty. If you dressed like a pirate you got a free dozen donuts! Can't beat that-
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
In our like fashion, we invited friends to join us for this Holiday. It was definitely a little quieter than our past. We dusted off our croquet set and played a few rounds. Although the odds weren't completely even, this game did allow for everyone to participate.
Monday, August 19, 2013
It seems as though Wilmington is more like a rain forest than I remembered. Saturday afternoon was yet another rainy afternoon. This time it was like a monsoon. Ryan and Nathan decided to put on their swimsuits and play in the rain. Along with boogie boarding through the backyard, they hunted for turtles. I never would have thought that we would have such exposure to wild life living in the city - on a golf course!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Over and over again, we find reasons to be so very thankful for this house. We truly did kick and scream a little about why this seemed to be the house for us. We weren't completely happy with all the details about 4117 Appleton Way. However, God continues to open our eyes to all the blessings He had in store for us here. One of the fun things we have discovered is the Martin house in our backyard. It turns out that our neighbor actually made this house.