Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas in Alaska

When we came to Alaska we received a big box from one of our supporting churches full of Christmas gifts. It was such a blessing as all gifts were very special - just what we wanted and needed! And even more...
Here is a blanket for a new baby
A baby dall for Stacia

Movie, book and CD with kids music for Stacia

Veggie Tales for Emma

Polly Pocket set for Emma

Scrapbook supplies for Vicka

Some clothes for Stacia

For GJ

More clothes for Emma

We also got couple good Christian books for Vicka and CD with music for GJ and one very special gift - a Russian ornament from 1903!
Thank you so much Stellingwerff Bible Study Group from Renton, WA !!!!!
We LOVED all the gifts!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Back to Alaska!

Ok, so it's been a week, but we are back home in Alaska!
After nearly three weeks of temperatures in Alaska ranging between -12 and -35 (yes, you read that right) we ended up flying back on the day it decided to climb up to nearly 40+ degrees AND start raining! Needless to say the road between Soldotna and Anchorage was very bad so we elected to stay the night in a hotel and fly home in the morning rather than risk a 3 hour drive on icy-wet roads through the mountains. Praise the Lord, we were actually given a FREE flight down to the Kenai peninsula which was a great blessing.

It is nice to be home after all the traveling we have been doing. We are pretty much settled back in and sync'ed with the local time.

I will ask prayer for all my girls, as they have all developed a nasty chest cold/cough in the last couple of days, not sure where it came from. Vicka is suffering the worst, so please pray for her.

Other than that, we are doing well.

Thank you all so much for all the prayers during out time in Michigan. We made several new contacts and the Lord greatly blessed us during out 5 weeks in the lower 48. We look forward to this new year and what the Lord has planned for us!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bronner's CRISTmas Wonderland

Li and Emma
Isaac, Li, Mom and Emma
Emma by the Bride Christmas tree
Yesterday five of us went to see Bronner's Christmas store in Frankenmuth in Michigan. It was unforgettable!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Our 5th Anniversary

December 20th marked our 5th year of Marriage! We spent the day out in Baltimore's inner harbor area. We even managed to get our traditional "by a lighthouse" picture. :)

This is the view from the top of the World Trade Center in Baltimore

Vicka standing next to the USS Constellation

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!


From us to you, we wish you a wonderful and blessed 2009.

Our trip to Washington DC

The week after we arrived in Michigan we drove out to Maryland where my sister lives. While there Vicka and I took a trip to Washington D.C. to take a look at some of our nations landmarks.
December 19th 2008