Hey everyone. Here’s out latest newsletter….its got our new address as well as info on my new assignment(s). As always, if you want to be on the distribution list, but aren’t, please leave a comment or email us.
My Friend Kenny suggested the other day that I should blog about the logistics it takes to move a family from CO to Tanzania. We certainly had our share of things to think about last week.
Would that be interesting? We’ll see.
It has been so wonderful lately to actually have somewhat of a normal routine and schedule here in Colorado. I (Jamie) have been trying the great homeschooling experiment with Junio and am actually finding that I like it a lot more than I thought I would. We are blessed to be homeschooling together with our friends, the Mazzas, whose son, Cooper, is one of Junio’s best friends.
In the last month, we have gotten the opportunity to speak at Faith Church in Loveland, our home church. We decided to be very real and open in sharing about our joys and struggles over the last two years. The response has been amazing, it seems the Lord really used us to touch a lot of peoples lives. We have been so encouraged!
We also celebrated Lily’s first birthday on the 4th. She seems to have grown up, in a sense, overnight. She decided to ween herself on her birthday which has been a great relief to me And she has also just started becoming more mobile and expressive all of a sudden since her birthday.
Junio has been very excited to start soccer practice in the last week, Annabelle is doing dance, and I am taking a Pilates class. Jeremy has continued his running and has been doing many time consuming computer updating tasks that just can’t be done in Africa (because of very slow internet), preparing for our return in February. We have been also enjoying many hikes as a family while it is still nice enough weather for it.
We are planning on leaving on the 20th (next week) for CA and will be there just shy of two weeks. We are staying with my Aunt and Uncle while we go to Legoland and Disneyland with Jeremy’s parents. Then we will head up to the bay area to visit my Grandma and my family will join us there too. Then we will head up to Redding to be part of a missions conference and visit lots of friends from the 25th of Sept- Oct. 1st. My family is going to spend lots of time with the kids during the conference to help us out with childcare! I don’t think they mind too much