Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Jesse's revelation at supper last night:

When it's morning, it's morning!
When it's night, it's night!
When it's school day, it's school day!

He's absolutely right.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

just a list.

So here's a's just a list....

1. I woke up at 4:25am on Saturday to the sound of cats...but at first I
thought they were children crying. Is that just PNG cats or are all
cats capable of making those kinds of sounds? My dear husband went out
to throw a stick at them. They were sitting right beside our water
tank, nose to nose, making a lot of noise. Weird, I know.

2. When I woke up at 4:25 am on Saturday morning I realized, "Hey it's
my birthday!" And the time on the clock was actually my birth date -
4/25. Cool, I know.

3. Papua New Guineans display a level of loyalty I have never before
seen (except maybe in Heath).

4. U2's new album rocks my world.

5. I want to see a Papua New Guinean try Wii. That'd be pretty mind

6. Is anything free? Not here.

7. My mom and dad felt so much closer when they were in NZ. I guess
they were......

8. I wish I could see my new nephew like you wouldn't believe.

9. It's impossible to throw yourself a birthday party without anyone
not knowing it's your birthday. I tried it and it didn't work (but I
was kinda glad).

10. I'm gathering up the courage to go play basketball on Monday
night. Relive the glory days......

11. I miss Crystal. I miss her a whole lot.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

odd jobs

This is Drew as a human size paper weight.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

a parting shot.....

This was our last few moments together. Nana & Papa are officially
gone. I feel like an empty nester.

Friday, April 10, 2009

it feels like Easter

When Christmas came around it just didn't 'feel' like Christmas....

Now it is Easter, but it feels like a special time just like it should.
And that's because we have family to share it with. I love it. I
included some pictures of our festivities....steak meal last night and
coloring easter eggs this morning (it works to color brown eggs!).

p.s. Jesus, I love you. Thank you for dying for me and for giving me
right standing with God. I love you with all my heart.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Jesse & more Co.

The great search for new friends never stops.

Monday, April 06, 2009


We've got seven years under our belts. Drew, I love you more than ever.

we went to a mumu

What's a mumu? It's a PNG feast. They wrap meat and vegetables in
banana leaves, bury them under the ground, and then make a fire on top
to cook everything. Delicious! Some of the veggies included; kaukau,
pumpkin, corn, pototoes, carrots, cabbage, 'cook' bananas, and fern
leaves. Before the mumu we visited a village church. The preacher was
very passionate and it was neat to see how far our Tok Pisin has come
because we understood the sermon. It was a great cultural experience
for my mom and dad!