December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I'm grateful for 2008 the lessons I've learned, the people I've met, the places I've gone, the grace God has given and so much more. I'm blessed beyond!


"Orange welcomes 2009"

"This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”- Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 NIV

December 26, 2008


Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown

December 24, 2008

As the world reflects in there own way this holiday we call Christmas may true Christians everywhere keep Christ in the center of all they say and do.

The embedded video is "The Birthday of A King" I sang last night with the community choir.

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host
appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:13-14NIV

Have a beautiful, joyful, and Christ centered day!

December 19, 2008

I'm suppose to be sleeping. Yep. But my siblings are great. And, they are smiling pretty big considering it's 14 degrees. :D


If you're in a snowy place tonight, enjoy it! If not look at our photos and wish you were here freezing to death with us. :D lol

December 18, 2008

December 14, 2008

As you might know already, the northeast was slammed with ice and several hundreds of thousands of people are without power. In my last post you saw our stove which we used while the power was out. The power is still on and off...mostly on though. Vincent took me on a motorcycle ride with Bonnie and we went out looking for ice.






We visited Bears Den on the way out to the overlook...




The ice was like styrofoam!

December 13, 2008

I am really enjoying the d90.


Could it be classified as an obsession when you take pictures while on the phone?

December 12, 2008

Wow. Two comments. I guess that's good for two new posts. :D ;)

We had a great big ice storm last night, which totally took out the power early this morning. Thankfully it's back on now, and we're not still cooking on the wood stove...


It was cute though and the food tasted great. :)

December 11, 2008

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Bonnie and I are back safe and sound from Germany with wonderful memories and pictures.

We haven't been home longer than a week, but I do feel I should have written a proper update by now. I could blame it on somewhat time consuming job of uploading and sorting 500+ pictures. :) Most of them aren't works of art but it will give you an idea of what we saw and what we did.

We started off as I mentioned at the train station in Massachusetts and made our way to the airport via the subway and buses. We had a safe transfer to the airplane. Security was a breeze compared to the nightmare I was prepared for

We had a short layover in Amsterdam but we were soon flying high over Germany bound for the sleepy airport in Nuremberg. From there we went to Erlangen and stayed with the Busekros family for a few days. You can read their dramatic homeschooling story here. We were privileged to visit them and enjoyed our visit!

From there we headed to the city of Bonn. It was close to a 9 hour train ride. But, Klaus, our tour guide and friend, was with us and we had some good conversations. While we were with our hosts in Bonn we visited Petersberg, on which the famous Petersberg Hotel is. The view is amazing.

We went to Cologne and visited the cathedral. That was incredible.

They have lot of open air markets in Germany...and we visited three in one day, a record.

Check the pictures out:

Germany 1

Germany 2

Germany 3

Germany 4

Germany 5

Germany 6


If you're dying for more check out these too.

More here.

I should blog more often....leave a comment to encourage me! :D

December 06, 2008

Hello everyone! We arrived home yesterday and are excited to be back! We made some wonderful friends in Germany, who we will be missing, and saw some wonderful places which we wouldn't mind seeing again, but for now I'm enjoying catching up with my family and working on getting pictures up for you all to see. I have 216 pictures uploading as I write this. And, that's just one set. :)