Category Archives: Kids

Ornament Traditions

David grew up making homemade ornaments for the family Christmas tree.  When he was in the US Air Force, he wanted to decorate his dorm room and wanted homemade ornaments to decorate his Christmas tree.  I made ornaments for him … Continue reading

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Encouragement

It’s hard to explain the emotional, physical and mental toll of going through transition and adjustment.  We’re trying to give one another grace.  School here is very different than school in Cameroon.  The boys have been on a bumpy school … Continue reading

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Trees

Once upon a time there was a young man and young woman who were excited about graduating college, starting careers, starting a family, earning money and living happily ever after.  During this time in their lives, they purchased a home … Continue reading

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Shooting, Fishing and More

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted a youth outdoor skills clinic that was an all-day event.  It was a great day and FREE to do plus it included lunch.  Jonah wanted to go, but … Continue reading

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Real MK’s

Our boys have been struggling with their transition from Cameroon to Missouri.  Jonah had more birthdays overseas than in the USA.  They have left what is “home” for them, they have left the only friends they know and entered a … Continue reading

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Bucket List Tick

David signed us up for white water rafting.  He shared this story with me about how it’s something he’s been wanting to do since childhood and it’s on his bucket list.  I don’t know if it was the persuasive talk … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

On May 8th, 1996, while dancing at a club on ladies night with friends during finals week of my sophomore year at university, there was a very handsome man who came bobbing up and down behind me to dance.  As … Continue reading

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Sixth Grade Graduation

There is a gathering that happens every year here – the sixth grade graduation. Our family has been part of the elementary school since 2010. Joshua has attended there since second grade. He has been blessed with terrific teachers for … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash

The boys like to keep DeAnna on her toes. Jonah’s birthday always falls during branch meetings (that’s our annual meetings where everyone comes together for one week – think church business meeting for 8 hours a day). It’s not possible … Continue reading

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Barefoot

Soon after we arrived to Cameroon in 2010, Jonah didn’t want to keep shoes on his feet. I noticed that the majority of the MK’s (Missionary Kids) were running around barefoot. Jonah liked this idea. I also noticed that MK’s … Continue reading

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