Saturday, August 31, 2013

Concert Time

Gabby and I all ready to go to a rock concert!  I have no idea who is playing but it will be a good night! :)

Monday, August 26, 2013


When you don't have in the jungle, you make due with what you have.  Now it may seem a little crazy that my friends don't have a cork screw.... I mean, I even have a cork screw!!  So of course we do the next most rational thing... We make our own!
We have a screw... 

We have a pot holder wrapped around a screw to pop the cork.

Ahhh, a hammer!  Of course... :) Why didn't I think of that???

And there you have it.  Your very own homemade cork screw. :)

This was how America was born, baby!!!

Happy Birthday "Tall Guy With Blonde Curly Hair"!!! ;)

Friday, August 23, 2013

All Dresses Up

And we had a place to go... Or places... :)

This was for Indonesia Independence Day. The first outfit was given to me by a gal from Sumatra and the second dress I had made in Tembagapura. Two dresses in one day!! Crazy!! ;)

Don't forget about Chris... Smashing Baby!!!! ;)

Gift From A Friend

A friend of mine gave this to me a couple weeks ago. LOVE IT!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bali Silver

While in Bali last week, I went to a silver store to purchase jewelry to use for a fundraiser. There was so much jewelry to choose from!

While I was there, I also got to see some of the craftsmen make the jewelry. There is so much talent in this world! :)

After 4 hours in the store, I called it quits. :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

First Day Of School: Marz

She looks so professional in her uniform! :)

Dalat: A New School For Marz

Here's just a  few pictures of Mersades' new school.

The view from the beach. The building that you see just beyond the fence is where they eat and where they have chapel. The skyscrapers are not part of the school. ;)

Out door eating area. My back was to the ocean when I was taking the picture. 

The dorm house. 

Marz's room

So far so good!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Next Step: Boarding School

Today, Mersades and I leave for Malaysia to start the next stage of her life... High School!

There were a few tears at the hotel as her siblings were saying goodbye, but for the most part everyone is doing ok. Yes, even Marz and I!

If there is anything that I have learned from our life in Indonesia, is the God has a plan for all of our lives. We can either fight that plan and be miserable, or we can take it and run with it. I am trying to take it and run. 

Of course there will be tears and there will be home sickness, but until God closes this door that he opened for us, in his perfect time, then we will keep doing what we are doing. 

Thank you family and friends for all your support!  Love to you all!

Next stop, Malaysia! :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mersades Confirmation

Over the last two years, Mersades has been taking Confirmation class, over the Internet, from our Pastor in Spearfish. When we left Indonesia, in June, she wasn't quite done with all the classes. So we asked for the help from the two Pastors in the Mobridge/Glenham church to help Mersades finish her classes. Well it was three days a week, two hours a day, but Mersades got the classes finished!  So on Sunday, August 4th, she was Confirmed!

Great job Marz!! All Gods Blessings be bestowed on you! xo

Grandma and Grandpa

Four Generations

Pastor Schutz, Pastor Georgson, and Mersades

Grandma made the cake...

Sorry it was short notice, family and friends that couldn't come. We wanted to get it done before we were off on the next stage of life...  BOARDING SCHOOL!  ...and we were not sure it was going to happen until the last minute. :)

Will keep you posted...