Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Here are a few recent pictures for you to enjoy. Our house is coming right along, another month or so and we will be in. Emma and Stacia are doing well. Emma can't wait to open her gifts and Stacia is happy as long as she gets fed on time! We wish you all and very merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Family Portrait


Here are a few pics I thought you might enjoy!

So, enjoy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

House pics

Sorry for the delay on posting pictures, but here are a series of pictures of our new house! We hope to move in by mid February.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Emma is 3 YEARS Old!!!!

Stacia is 6 months!

What a cute face. :D

Here Emma is taking her picture with her "camera phone"Emma Loves Stacia SSSSSooooo much!

First Snow

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yup, it's my birthday today.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007


New newsletter posted!
Follow this link to read our latest newsletter
If that doesn't work, go to and click on the "August 2007" newsletter link on the left.

Here are a couple recent pics of the girls.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back in Alaska

Just a quick note to let you know that we returned to Alaska last night. The weather was great all the way home and the plane ran perfectly. I hope to post some pics up soon of our trip.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Delayed Return

Today we were supposed to return to Alaska. It seems as if the Lord had something else in mind as the weather closed in last night and has not yet let up. This being Friday here in Russia and the airport being closed over the weekend it will be your Sunday before we can try to leave again. So, we get a few bonus days added to our trip, which is not all bad. Everyone is doing well, and we have accomplished much of what we set out to do. These extra couple days should give us some extra time to visit with our brothers and sisters in the church, and that is a very good thing.
Till next time...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back in Provideniya

Yesterday (day before actually, there was a delay in this posting) John Turner and I piloted the SOAR Navajo back to Provideniya carrying Vicka, the Girls and Zhenya. Zhenya is a Russian guy who has helped us out the past few years with our camps. He works great with kids and is originally from this area. For the next couple of years he will be working closely with SOAR in Alaska and traveling with us to Provideniya any time we go.


We will only be here till Friday (Thursday U.S. time) but we hope the Lord will make the time here very profitable. Vicka has a number of administrative issues to take care of, and we hope to have some good visits with those from the church and maybe hold a small 3-day club for available kids here.


I’ll let you know how it all goes.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


While we are still in Alaska right now, we plan to make a flight to Provideniya this coming Sunday, August 5Th. If all goes well, we will have good weather and all required paperwork. I am not sure exactly how long we will be in country, but it won't be more than 3 to 4 weeks or so. I will be sending out an email as soon as we arrive.


Here are some recent pictures for you all to enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Babies First 4th of July

I haven't time now to post more pics, but this one was priceless.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Here are a couple of pictures of Emma and Stacia that are too cute to keep off the blog.

Trip to Washington

Somewhat last minute, Vicka, Anastasia and I flew down to Washington so we could complete some paperwork at the Russian Embassy in Seattle. Anastasia is now a dual citizen. :)
We have been here in WA since Thursday and return to Alaska tonight. We spent our time visiting my sister Missi and her husband and new baby Jade. Here are a few pics of our first meeting with Jade.

My sister Missi and Anastasia

Cousins hangin out together.

Missi and the girls

Bad Hair day :)

Vicka and the girls

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just braggin'

Ok, I know it, with this many pictures at a time, it is juts plain bragging. But hey, that's ok right? You want to see pictures, I want to show them. We are all happy then.

I have the cutest girls in the world. :)

(and here's my proof!)

For Motorcycle Fans :)

Well, for those of you who have an interest, here is my latest ride. :)

Needs some TLC, but not a bad bike at all for it's age. It's a 1981 Yamaha SECA 750 (XJ750RH) Plenty of power and it hasn't even been tuned yet! Not bad for a first bike.

New Pictures

I know, it's been too long since I last posted. Ah, such is life.
So here, we go with a few new pictures for you. Here is Vicka and Emma on Mothers day. Here is Anastasia trying out a new hat. :)
Emma hangin with the baby.
Emma trying on some new clothes.