Friday, April 17, 2015

Family Breakfast Date

We took a spontaneous trip to our favorite breakfast spot Thursday morning. We had a fun time eating yummy food and of course, building a house. I am thankful for my family and a free morning to be together!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in Case...

You think Eliana is deprived of earthly pleasures living in this far away land... :-)


Eliana got herself all set up to watch a video while I finished my fitness exam the other day. Seems comfy to me!


Yep, those are real Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Our friends returned from their time in the US and they brought us doughnuts from the Dubai airport since Drew picked them up from the airport. What a fun treat!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Eliana has been dying to have friends over for a sleepover since we got back in July. We finally did it Friday night! We gave our friends an overnight date night (they are keeping Eliana for a week while we go to Spain after all!) and had lots of fun playing and staying up late. M, the little boy, fell asleep pretty quickly despite the fact the girls stayed up talking until 11. I finally had to take Eliana out of the room and she and S fell asleep within two minutes. We carried Eliana back to her bed and they were up bright and early at 6:30 this morning playing and having fun. 

We had three tired kiddos on our hands this morning but they were great! I think it was a successful first sleepover for kids and parents both!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

We had a wonderful Easter this year! We were able to go outside the city and worship with a large group of other expats on the top of a hill overlooking the city with a view of the mountains all around us. The weather was perfect and the skies were clear. We were so thankful for the opportunity to remember His death and resurrection with such great people and in such a beautiful environment. 

We were able to rest in the afternoon and then had dinner with our smaller team, once again enjoying the weather, good friends and delicious food. It was one of those times where I just really felt God's blessing on me and it was encouraging. Praise Him!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It's the Little Things

It doesn't take much to get us excited around here! Thanks for the special treat Mo and Papa! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Making fun Easter/Spring themed snacks for school...

And just being plain silly...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"That's the Old Testament"

Eliana got a really great kid's CD last year for her birthday called "Slugs and Bugs Sing the Bible". We have listened to that CD a lot over the last year and over time Eliana has picked up on a lot of the songs. One song goes through all the books of the Old Testament and she recently started singing it on her own without the music playing. I have helped her a little but she has really figured most of it out without any help. She still has some work to do but we have been majorly impressed with how well she can sing it. She is just growing up so fast!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Navruz 2015

We had so much fun celebrating Navruz (the Persian New Year) this year with our friend Josh. It's so fun celebrating spring's arrival and it was even better to share it with a friend. Enjoy some pics from our time together!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Just Because...

She got a haircut and is cute...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mountain Drive

Our friend, Josh, is here for a few days and we decided to take advantage of the amazing weather and drive up into the mountains. Man, it was worth it! I just love the mountains (I know I've said that before) and this trip was no different. Just amazing! I am thankful to be able to experience this part of God's amazing creation!