Wednesday, November 28, 2007



After 3 days of excruciating packing pains, our moving company came today to pick up our belongings. Terry, our moving guy from NorthAmerican, was surprised with Martin's detailed packing list (with weight and $ value included). It took them 45 min to inventory, pack our belongings and sign the papers.

This is one of the hardest things I have every had to do. Martin had to be the bad guy, I'll explain. He would hold up two items, and I'd have to chose... yeah, this was hard.

Our house is now half empty! We'll try to stay there till after this weekend, and then stay with Jon and Sara until we fly home on Dec 11th.

Vrede (shalom)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving with the HILLS



We love this family! Jon's parents adopted Martin and me, a long time ago (before we got married). Kinney and Meredith drove down to Joplin from Louisville, KY. We cooked some traditional Thanksgiving food, and ate with Patrick and Sam, and Tony Anderson.

Us girls, went shopping on Black Friday - for the South Africans, this day is when EVERY American 'female', go out to shop. This is not the only day you can shop, but you would think it is... Stores open at 4am, yes insane. We did not start till 7:30am... and got home after 4pm. It was GREAT.

Anyhow, we had a great weekend, and we are very Thankful for our adopted family here in the states.

Move Update 2

We sold both our cars this weekend. Our Focus will be 'living' in Mexico after Christmas; our Hispanic Minister's mom bought it... praise the Lord!!!

LeRoy will be in our use until Sunday Dec 9th. He will be the ride of a teenage girl after we leave.

We are hoping to pack everything this week and to have the moving company pick it up this Friday. We will see if this happens. We are unable to move all the furniture, so we have to sell more things... our beautiful kitchen table and chairs, and our bed! (Very sad).

God is still in control!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

no news is good news...

as my dad would say - no news is good news.

we are still moving, to another continent, in 4 weeks...

moving quotes are HIGH HIGH much to HIGH and the Focus, well it is still for sale

short and sweet update

till next week