New House

Finally, what you all have been waiting for…pictures of our new house. For those who haven’t heard yet, we HAVE moved into our new house here out on the CMF compound. We were excited to enjoy our first Christmas in the new house as well as welcoming Marshal’s family for a visit this last month. … [Read More]

A Week with a friend…

The first week of Nov. I was SO excited to welcome a good friend of mine, Julie Friesen, from the states to Ethiopia! Julie and I have know each other for about 5 years now, but didn’t become close friends till right before we left to come here.  We both kept asking ourselves why we … [Read More]

The last two weeks in Pics….

These last few weeks have been a little crazy, but fun! We were SUPER excited to meet our new “nephew” (this is Caleb and Joanna’s newest member of the family).  Dexter was the sweetest baby, and I was glad to get my baby fix!! 🙂   Casey absolutely LOVED him.  It was precious!!! Ryan decided … [Read More]


 Hey all! So this past week we had our team meetings Though most of the meetings is hashing out different things till you are numb in the bum and feel like this… It was SO nice to see all the families and hear all the ministry updates and all the new and exciting things planned … [Read More]

This week

It’s amazing how fast a week goes by when you are driving to and from school two/three times a day!! But in between all the driving we did manage to get a few things done! 🙂 Marshal finished the stairs in our house, and can I just brag on my hubby a moment, and say … [Read More]

Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s off to work we go….

So I’ve realized that I’m really quick to post family happenings, but a little slower to post about work happenings. Our house is coming along really nice, we are excited to be under roof while the heavy rains are here.  The windows are in…finally! Seriously these people came out one day to SEE where we … [Read More]

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for both Danny and Ryan. Marshal and I had mixed feelings about it, up till now Ryan has said that he didn’t want to go to school!  But last Friday we went and visited the classrooms.  Ryan’s teacher is a friend we met in language school, and was … [Read More]

The house

As most of you all know, for the last two and a half months Marshal’s been working endlessly on building a second house on our compound. This house also happens to be the one that we will move into and make our home while we are here! well a week ago, we were excited to … [Read More]


Sunday afternoon we got news that one of our house workers had had her baby. It was a little girl that she named Almetom.  We were all very excited for her and made plans to go visit momma and baby the next day. Monday came and I was excited for a day of firsts. *First … [Read More]

Sunday Stroll

So the rains have started, but this last weekend we had beautiful, sunny afternoons.  So we took advantage and went for a Sunday stroll. The boys LOVE taking walks outside the compound!  There is so much to see and such freedom in where they can go, it’s little boy heaven!! 🙂 Took some posed pictures, … [Read More]