Saturday, July 25, 2015

Trying Out New Foods

A new Korean bakery opened up here in the past few months and some friends of our told us the green tea and red bean sherbert was good. So, we went and tried it out on Friday night and they were right, delicious! The red beans actually have a blueberry flavor, which was a fun surprise since we don't have blueberries here. A fun treat to finish up a fun date night!

We were a little surprised at how big the "small" was!

Breakfast Disaster

Yep, this happened one morning this week...apparently the bottom of the blender came lose while making smoothies. Sadness!!!

You Never Know...

You never know what kinds of things you'll find around here that remind you of home...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More of Eliana's Style

Not only does Eliana has her own sense of style, but she also loves to take her dolls and accessories with her when we go out and about. She came up with this creation on Monday. Thanks to Aunt Liv for providing us with most of the clothes and accessories!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bedtime Fashion

You never know what's going to become pajamas these days...

Monday, July 6, 2015


Eliana made an airplane out of her combs. I was quite impressed with her creativity!

A Little Dancing

Our girl loves to dance!

Growing Up

And now she rides a bike... (with training wheels of course!)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Leper Colony Trip

Drew, Eliana and I had the chance to go to the Leper Colony with some teammates on Thursday. It's the first time I've been in a really long time (the last time I went I carried Eliana in the carrier) and we don't get to do things like this as a family often so it was a special treat. We got to see a water tank and water wheel our group put in for the people there, see the new sewing center that has recently been set up and talk to some of the residents. Eliana also had fun throwing rocks in the river! It was a fun morning and a good reminder to me of how blessed I am!

Friday, June 26, 2015

This Week

Dentist appointments... 

 A late Mother's day present...

Sleeping in the floor...

 Friday fun day at the park...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father's Day

We had a low-key Father's Day this year. We made a special breakfast for Drew Sunday morning that included both sausage and bacon, because according to Eliana we needed the bacon because "bacon has the crispies." Then in the evening we just relaxed and hung out together. It was a nice day!

I am so thankful for Drew and the great father he is. He loves Eliana and she knows it. He does fun things with her that are both girlie (dancing and playing mommy and daddy) and not so girlie (fixing things around the apartment and building stuff) and he works to discipline her and train her in the ways of the Lord. I am a blessed lady!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday Family Fun Day

We spent this week having a "staycation" here in our city. We had good times of rest and relaxation, while also getting some things done that are hard to do when Drew is at work. We ended the week with a fun day on Friday. We went out for lunch at a Chinese restaurant, went bowling after nap time and then hung out with some friends from dinner.

Our lunch was so delicious and Drew even set Eliana up with chopsticks that she could use. He is such a handy dad! The best part though was Eliana telling us about her plans to take Grandma and Grandpa to this restaurant when they come and then working through all the details to make it possible for the five of us to sit at tables with only four chairs. She is a planner and a problem solver! Now we just have to have some guests! :-)

What a fun week of hanging out together as a family!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Little Craftiness

Eliana has mentioned lately wanting a doll bed so Drew decided to make that making one himself! This morning he and Eliana scoped out materials we had on hand and made a really cute little doll bed out of cardboard and some leftover fabric. He is so crafty and creative! I'm glad one of us is! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Eliana's Style

 Sundress and sunglasses

Ballet princess bride 

Towel bathing suit monster 

Accessorizing with pearls and a turtle