Football, Friends, and Family

Let’s take a moment to step away from Italy.  I promise we’ll return…and up next will be the Colosseum and more about the Gladiators!  I just wanted to share one of the biggest joys of being back in the States again!  For the first time, our oldest son had an opportunity to play football and he loved it.  The truth is, we all loved it. It was made all the more special, however, when his grandparents (who live 12 hours away in Pennsylvania) surprised him by showing up at the last game… Read More

Day 366: Time Flies…One Year Already!

Unbelievable! Today, June 16th, marks our Round the World one year anniversary! It’s difficult to believe a whole year has passed, and yet here we are in Vienna, Austria, making plans for our return.  Over the last few days, I’ve been putting together a “Year in Review” with photos and commentary, but as I progressed, I realized it would take much longer than I anticipated.  Perhaps I will save that for our return. In the meantime, as I was reflecting on the past year, I was reminded of God’s goodness to us in… Read More

14 Days

14 DAYS: The days are flying quickly and we are at the two week mark. There’s so much left to do. We purchased our backpacks and the last one finally arrived this weekend. Now we turn our attention to the task of packing up our home. I started to do this in earnest yesterday and now remember why I always started this task 2-4 months prior to moving! But…like a wedding, no matter how much is left to do, we are confident it will get done. This is a photo we took at… Read More