Iceland Day 1

Iceland Day 1

I have to admit that I had a little trepidation when we landed in Iceland.  Our trip was not well planned.  Knowing we were so …

 

Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch

    Last year our family was blessed to see an incredible display of art at the BYU art museum called Sacred Gifts.  Based …

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

All throughout Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we were told that summer had never arrived this year.  The temperatures were unseasonably chilly and the snow in …

 

Unspeakable Joy

Unspeakable Joy

Our boys all adore our next door neighbor Max who just graduated this spring.  All throughout our Sweden adventure the kids have been on the …

 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Following a breakfast of hearty buckwheat scones and a refreshing dip in a nearby waterfall we spent our lunchtime hour in the last area of …

 

Norway Farewell

Norway Farewell

Norway bid fare-well to us with a final morning of sunshine and beauty.  Mike pulled a near all-nighter washing our laundry and hanging it out …

 

Drive Day

Drive Day

Today we awoke to a typical gray rainy Bergen morning and were treated to another delicious breakfast from our hostess.  Sad to leave our Bergen …

 

Bergen

Bergen

Known for its consistent rain (80 inches a year), we arrived late on a typical dark and wet night in the seaport of Bergen at …

 

Fjords

Fjords

Fjords Everyone talks about the glacial fjords of Norway.  Formed back in the ice age with the perfect conditions of coastal mountains and western winds, fjords …

 

Jotunheimen Mountains

Jotunheimen Mountains

Jotunheimen Mountains There is beauty and then there is Switzerland.  We have always thought it was in its own playing field.  Today we realized …

 

Oslo

Oslo

Home of a million, half of whom are away on holiday in July, Oslo has been considered the capital of Norway for 1000 years.  In …

 

Mission Life

Mission Life

Mission Life and Crossing the Border   Today was one of our “mission days”.  We read from Mike’s journal as we drove through his first two areas, …

 

Moose Lake

Moose Lake

Moose Lake   Magical Moments.  Every trip has its magical moments; those idyllic slices of eternity where heaven and earth align and all feels right in the …

 

Beautiful Country

Beautiful Country

Beautiful Country   When we commented on the incredible green rolling hills and the plethora of wildflowers, Monica explained that it rains all spring and all summer …

 

Let the Adventure Begin………..

Let the Adventure Begin………..

Unprepared.  Inadequate.  Scrambling.   That is how I felt trying to get ready for our Scandinavian trip.  Thankfully, we came back from California a day early than …

 

Rhythm

Rhythm

There is something innately within us that loves rhythm and routine.  Consistency brings order to the chaos of life.  I try and try and try …

 

New Orleans-Haiti’s Sister City

New Orleans-Haiti’s Sister City

Oh man we love this baby!  She is the light of our lives……seriously she brings out the best in everyone in the family.  Thank …

 

Reunion

Reunion

It has been a long time since I have flown with a baby and only “little” (Daisie and Luke might be offended to be deemed …

 

Back in the USA

Back in the USA

Mike and the boys flew into Eastern Florida and spent a day driving through the state enjoying all the “little things” of life that we …

 

Sat and Sun

Sat and Sun

Our weekend was spent enjoying the kids at the orphanage, playing basketball with the teens that work at the Mission and passing out medical kits. …