Five Friday Favorites!

This was only a four-day work week for me, but golly, it felt a LOT longer than that! On Wednesday, I kept thinking it was already Friday… hard no on that one!

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UPDATED: Packing List

We are maybe like T-4 months-ish to departing Alaska! (Insert wide-eyed emoji here and maybe some freaking out.) With that, we are in full-on gathering, prepping, and packing mode.

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Happy Tuesday!

It’s our sweet Hudson’s birthday week! He will be one on Saturday (the 25th) and we are excited to celebrate him all week long.

But let’s be honest – a child’s first birthday is more a celebration of the parents surviving the year than for the child turning a year older.

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Friday Favorites

Allen told me this week, “I feel like all I’ve done is drive around!” Because of some minivan issues, he’s been driving me to work everyday, driving home, driving Ruth to preschool, driving home or to the store, driving to pick her up, driving home, driving to pick ME up, driving home, then sometimes driving into Anchorage for class and back out! Phew. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

If we go anywhere this weekend, I may drive.

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Our Third Mission Trip Together

We’ve shared previously about our first mission trip together (when I broke my leg in Kodiak, Alaska) and our second mission trip together (when we road-tripped to Moose Creek, Alaska with a baby and our Bible study group). Our third mission trip took us much further away!

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Tuesday Talk

Hey friends, happy Tuesday!

We’ve had some vehicle troubles the last week, so Allen and the kids have been driving me to and from work. On the way home yesterday, Clara (2) called Hudson (almost 1) a “butt.”

She knows we don’t say that word in our house, so we told her, “No, Clara. Hudson is not a butt. He is your brother, your friend, and your buddy!”

So she quickly changed her tune and started saying over and over, “He’s my BUDDY, mama!” Oh, I hope he’s always her little buddy…

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Six Years Ago…

… we were standing together at the altar at Fairview Loop Baptist Church, committing our lives to each other before our friends, our family, and the Lord.

What a wild ride it’s been since that snowy Friday night in 2014!

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Children Around the World: An Activity Page

One thing we love about teaching missions to kids is seeing their growing understanding that children all around the world are just like them: they play with toys, live in some type of home, go to school… And one reason we love involving our children in missions with us, is their opportunity to practically and tangibly display the Truth that Jesus loves those children, too.

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Tuesday Talk

When I stop to contemplate the next six months of life for my family, there’s a to-do list a million miles long that comes to mind. And if I don’t intentionally take my thoughts captive, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed.

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Friday Faves

Happy first Friday in 2020!

We missed last week’s Friday Favorites post – we were visiting my family in Oregon from Dec. 19-26. Then, we had our own little family Christmas on the 27th. We included some of our favorite pictures of both our trip and our Christmases below, plus some highlights from this week. Enjoy!

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