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. …

 

Friday June 5

Friday June 5

Taylor- “He was blind.  I was not.  By some miracle, I was born into a loving family, in the United States and was blessed to not …

 

Haiti Day 4

Haiti Day 4

Thursday June 4, 2015 Jake- JAKE-Today I woke up at 6:30 so I could go take a bucket showers before we headed off at 7.  Unfortunately that …

 

Haiti Day 3

Haiti Day 3

Wednesday June 3-walk to new school under construction-hike to “block plant’-English class- Taylor- Taylor-Without running water we quickly learned how to pump and fill our buckets from …

 

Mission Haiti – Day 2, Tuesday June 2 – Port du Prince & the bus ride to the orphanage

Mission Haiti – Day 2, Tuesday June 2 – Port du Prince & the bus ride to the orphanage

TUESDAY June 2, 2015 Early morning flight from Miami to Haiti- through Customs with school kits and 6 hour bus ride-Tour of orphanage From Mike’s Journal- 4 am …

 

Haiti Day 1, Monday, June 1st 2015

Haiti Day 1, Monday, June 1st 2015

Mission Haiti – Day 1 Journal Entry – Monday-June 1, 2015-Packed up, Phx Airport-Miami Airport “As usual, a very hectic last few hours of packing before we …

 

High Adventure x 2 and Haiti Preparation

High Adventure x 2 and Haiti Preparation

  After finishing his 4 AP exams (note to self for future children- 4 AP classes during one year is a little excessive), finals, Volleyball …

 

Hooked

Hooked

Life is full of so many good opportunities.  Our days and weeks are so full that we require calendars that are itemized and color …