Friday, July 30, 2010

Neena is back home...

Thankfully, Neena is back home and doing MUCH better.  Here is a picture of Abby and Elisabeth making her a "Welcome Home" banner!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Latest on Neena...

Many of you have asked how Neena is doing~ so I thought I would do a quick update.  Yesterday, she was admitted to the hospital with an infection that needed to be treated with strong antibiotics.  She is feeling much better today and is getting as much rest as one can get in a hospital...Ha! Ha!

We hope to have her back home later in the week :)  


Before my mom started back to work again, we thought we would take a quick overnight trip to Naples.  We left Ft. Lauderdale right when tropical storm Bonnie decided to hit land, but we were determined to not let it ruin our fun.

It rained the entire drive to Naples, but once we arrived, the rain let up long enough for us to hit the beach and look for shells.  When the rain started in again, we headed to the movie theater to watch
Toy Story 3 (which is a great movie!)

When we came out of the movie, the skies had cleared and we headed back to the beach for more shell collecting and playing in the sand!

The next morning, the weather was gorgeous and the kiddos were in the pool by 8:30! Unfortunately, we had to check out by 12~ but we played on the beach until it was time to pack up the car again!

For lunch, we stopped at Tin City.

It was a very short trip, but it was really fun for me to spend some alone time with my mom and the kiddos, while Brad got to spend some alone time with Neena!

To see more photos, go HERE

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sun-kissed kiddos...

These are a few of our favorite foods...

When we come back to the States, you can bet that we catch up on some of our favorite foods! 

:: Our kiddos love IHOP!  Pancakes, pancakes and pancakes...need I say more?

:: Brad and I miss Cuban food from Las Vegas

:: We all love a good donut from Dandee Donuts

:: and a family fun restaurant with really good seafood is the Rustic Inn


Along with enjoying all of the fun things in Florida...
we have to catch up with our Dr. and dental visits.  We really miss our pediatrician and our dentist here in Hollywood!

Friday, July 16, 2010


                                                                                                              (Neena and Levi)

It has been so good to be back in Florida~ reuniting with the Glam Glams!  My mom is doing MUCH better and gets her staples out tomorrow.  Thanks for all of your prayers and kind words :)

So far, we have been enjoying family, friends and any body of water we can find!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Please Pray for Memoo...

A few days ago my mom started having flu-like symptoms and severe abdominal pain.  Yesterday, she ended up in the ER and now is in surgery for what they believe is a twisted bowel.  We originally thought it was her appendix, so unfortunately this is more extensive.  I will be getting a flight out tomorrow to go and be with her (anyone willing to pick me up from Miami tomorrow?) The rest of the family will leave on their scheduled time of Monday.

*Please pray for my mom
*We have interns here and our English camp is in full-force right now...pray for everything that needs to get done before Monday
*Pray for Brad, as he has way too many plates spinning right now
*Pray for our kiddos, as they are scared 
*Pray for our teammate Lindsay who will need to keep things running when we are away

This is not exactly how we envisioned starting our summer vacation-but God knew and is faithful.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Losing my mind...

I knew it was happening, this just proves it.

Tonight I finally turned on the oven since Sunday, only to find the baked beans that I had made for the 4th of July party we had!  :)  I completely forgot to serve them and then just plain forgot about them for a few days!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Prague interns arrive

Meet the Prague interns... Wade, Laura and Drew.

Along with the Schmalhofer family, they will be here all of next week helping us with the English camp.  Pray for them as they adjust to yet another culture!

Celebrating the end of the year!