Thursday, July 31, 2008


Well, it's Thursday morning.  I've got my bags packed and hopefully under the 50lb. limit.  I'm off to breakfast with the family and onto LAX!  Excited, scared and sad all at the same time...

Friday, July 25, 2008

One box made it home...

too bad it's not the one with my winter clothes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Now I'm scared

So I always thought maybe He'd wait till the last minute to get everything accomplished...and I thought I was okay with that. But that was before I was actually in the last minute. Now it's nearing the "last minute" and I'm scared. I'm still waiting for so many things...There's still so many things to be done...

Will my boxes ever make it back?

Will I get the paperwork ready in time to take my cats with me?

Will I actually pull myself together enough to put my car up for sale?

Will I be able to pack?

Will I get enough support money?

Will I remember all the little things I need for even making it across the Atlantic?

Crazy, crazy, stressful thoughts!

Remind me again...our God is faithful right? He's sovereign. He's a provider. It will all work for His glory right?

I am reminded of a quote I found from Mother Teresa... "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." I guess He's got a higher opinion of me than I have of myself.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pre Vienna Adventure Number Two: Catalina Island

Ă„nna and I took a couple days and went to Catalina for our "anniversary." It's been fifteen years since we met and this year we figured we'd better do something fun...especially since I'm moving to Vienna for two years. So we headed off to Catalina.

The boat trip over was cold, windy and smooth (unlike the boat trip home).

A view from the tiny strip they call a beach.

Lot's of shops...this might have been our best find.

We played lots of games. I'm pretty sure I lost most of the games...even Scrabble!

All in all, a great trip. We got to see lots of fish (flying among others), read books, got sunburned (despite sunscreen), ate ice cream, watched Ninja Warrior for women...a very relaxing three days.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Newbies

Here we are in our PFO shirts.

Talent Night: Dispelling misconceptions about Vienna. Great script Melissa H.

Friday, July 4, 2008


I know a few of you might be disappointed that I haven't written in the past couple of days, but there wasn't much to say. I was thinking about going on and on about what a foolish Californian I am to know that there is a real possibility of rain and therefore a soaking, yet continue to neglect to bring my umbrella. It isn't a thought that even crosses my mind. But really...there's not that much to say.

You'll have to get used to the sparcity of post for the next few weeks...there just might not be that much going on...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


If that doesn't remind you of college I don't know what will. Surely you remember the days when you were so desperate that you resorted to cereal. You know it's bad when even the pizza looks rubbery.