San Jacinto Peak

Monday, March 23, 2015

Selling our Home In Vancouver, WA

If you know of someone who'd like a home in a wonderful, walkable neighborhood with lots of trees, send them to our listing on Zillow.

It's time for us to downsize and find a place with fewer stairs and a smaller piece of land. Even so, it's hard to say goodbye to our house on Blueberry Hill. We love our garden area, shed, fish pond with waterfall, rain garden, and plenty of space for lawn and shrubs. There's even an area the previous owners used for rv parking on the side.

Spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested.

Oh, and we're only twenty minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon when there's no traffic!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy from Bujumbura

We siblings share many good memories of our visits to Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi. Some of these include:

--staying at the Cox's guesthouse on trips from our remote mission station
--dipping french fries in mayonnaise at the lakeside cafe
--watching hippos climb out of Lake Tanganyika; we observed from a safe distance
--shopping for flip-flops once a year at Bata Shoes
--checking out books in English from the American Embassy library

Oh, and sleeping under mosquito nets to escape the ravenous little flies every night (not such a good memory!). I'd be curious to hear what experiences were most memorable for my brother and sisters.

My brother sent this video link to our entire family. Watch and enjoy a small slice of life in the Bujumbura of today.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Out of the Compost Bin?

Dessert waitress at Papa Haydn's to us: "It's like a decomposed tiramisu...oops, I mean deconstructed."

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

An Ellie Mosaic

I know it's been forever since I posted. But my last few months have been taken up with two daughters home for the summer and also our adorable new puppy. Introducing Ellie, our new little corgi! I think Murphy would have approved.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Newsflash

Meet Ellie, our little puppy-to-be! We visited her this last weekend.



I'm ready to hyperventilate, I'm so excited (that may be a slight exaggeration, but not much). She's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, like Murphy. Can't wait to bring our baby home!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Keeping the Feast


I've been blog-friends with Milton, who blogs at Don't Eat Alone, for quite a few years. Like me, Milton spent his early years in Africa, and he also writes poetry. Recently Milton published his first book: Keeping the Feast.


As he says, "This book about what nourishes us: food, faith, family, and friends, and how all of those elements are essential ingredients of Communion--in fact, how every meal of our lives holds an invitation to the Sacred Meal."

I forgot to say that Milton's a chef, and has worked as a youth pastor as well. Who better to write about feasting, faith, and friends?