Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 1 of ministry

We took the team out to the orphanage for the first time this afternoon. For a couple hours, we played basketball and futbol (soccer), ran foot races, and entertained goofy little faces with piggy back rides and hand clapping games.

Austin found a new little friend- Ana:

Fun first day- tomorrow we start a VBS program with the team... cowboy-themed- we'll see how that goes!!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Long Travels...

Mr. Incredible and I arrived- with luggage in tow- in Romania last night. We were picked up by the H2H Staff and then driven to Metro- the Costco-like grocery store to shop for our incoming team.... not exactly something you want to do after flying for 2 days! But so goes life. Four overflowing shopping carts later and a very well-packed van (courtesy of my dad- does everyone's dad's know how to pack like a pro??) we finally arrived at our team house. After unloading all the groceries and putting things away we were able to stay up until about 10pm before we both decided enough fighting the jet lag.

So its Tuesday AM- we're off to visit my little bro at our Romanian Summer Camp in a bit- but not before I get some coffee!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

outta here

Well, Mr. Incredible and I are packing up our bags, turning the automatic fish feeders on,  dropping Miss Nora Nora at her 'grandma's' house and leaving on a jet plane!  

We're off to see our kids in Romania, help host a team of high schoolers from SD, and otherwise create adventures and memories of the Nielsen variety.  Stay tuned for updates while we're away- I'll be as diligent as possible!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

wonder years...

What would you do...

...if I sang out of tune...

...would you stand up and walk out on me?

Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song...

...I will try not to sing out of key, yeah.

Oh baby, I get by with a little help from my friends... with a little help from my friends.

...All I need is my buddy...

By with a little help from my friends...

...whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic Babies!

To celebrate America's b-day, Mr. Incredible and I attended a picnic with families from our Sunday school class.  We are starting to become the anomaly of our group- as we are one of the few couples without children or expecting babies at this time.  However, we manage to still hang in there with all the baby talk... and when that fails, I bring out my awesome camera and awesome new lens with a super wide aperture.  I love babies- especially through my camera lens!

And just in case my aunts and grandma are reading this and are already starting to plan my baby shower- here's my babies too!

Happy July 4th!