Category Archives: friends

Leavin’ on an Airbus 330…

Leaving Germany was so weird this time. There were very few farewells, almost no hugs goodbye. There were people I wanted to visit with one last time but with social distancing in effect I couldn’t. Our bigs were able to … Continue reading

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Corona Days – 19-24

The last update I gave covered Corona-Days 3-18. I was mentally prepared for this experience to last about a month and yet, here we are on day 50 of our stay-at-home order. We are starting to see things in the … Continue reading

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It's Not About the Toilet Paper

Seven people in one house means we go through a lot of toilet paper. When I do my “normal” grocery shopping I can fill two carts… literally. In fact, at Fort Hood, they had a laminated sheet of paper that … Continue reading

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Surprise Orders!

If you’re military you know what that means! It means that while we were under the impression we’d be here until June 2021, God knew otherwise. 10 days ago Matt received a phone call that would take our well-laid out … Continue reading

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Anna Turns 4!

One thing I love about my daughter is that she knows what she wants. For her third birthday she said she wanted a “brown” birthday. It took some creativity on my part to convert a color into a theme, but … Continue reading

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Officially a Lifegiver!

Last year a friend of mine approached me about being a part of her company and we both prayed about it for a few months. We talked about what her needs were and what I could bring to her company … Continue reading

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NC 2019: Heading home to Germany

While we were loving our time in NC, we had something back home that we wanted to get back for: A weekend in Garmisch (which was to start on Friday, September 20th). Follow our journey from North Carolina back to … Continue reading

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NC 2019: North Carolina

After visiting with Mama Kim, eating Chick-fil-A, and getting a good night’s sleep, we headed to North Carolina. This post is going to be a FLYBY of our visit. As I prepare these posts I realize I took very few … Continue reading

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NC 2019: Space-A to USA

Space-A is always an adventure. I spent two months tracking flights in color-coded pens and highlighters. Things were looking good! When it was time to head to Ramstein, let’s just say the pattern didn’t hold. Thankfully we have great friends … Continue reading

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Vienna ~ July 2019

Well that was fun. And I can’t believe it was half-a-year ago! (I’m writing this in December, but posting it retroactively so that it is posted in the July 2019 blog-posts.) I’m just now writing about a visit from one … Continue reading

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