Street Walkers

Post family pictures after church on Sunday; the weather and the sunshine were begging us for a walk to the park.

Funny how these three act like they've known each other for years.

He's Part Of Us Now


Farm Futbol


Extended Family Picnic

A local family that has hosted a child before had the entire group over for a family picnic.

Great to see the kids be able to talk to one another, great for us to meet some new local families, and great to see both cultures mix-and-mingle around a camp fire and some S'mores.

Long Distance "Call"

We were finally able to call Mark's family via Skype; after some technical difficulties and language barriers.

The roles were reversed as we sat back and listened to conversations that we had no idea what was being said.  Occasionally a word or two would be said in English so we could follow along.

His family was very happy to see him and it definitely made his day to be able to talk to his mom, dad, and brother.

International Language - LEGO's.

They may not speak the same language; however, toys have no language barrier - especially LEGOS.

Mark Has Landed

For the past six months, we have been anxiously awaiting our Belarusian exchange kiddo - Mark.

Lots of planning, lots of anticipation, lots of wondering if we are doing the right thing, and lots of excitement all came together a few days ago.

The group arrived from Belarus on Thursday at Dulles Airport in Virginia.  After a little issue with customs, and a minor stomach issue in the car on the way home, we finally got him settled in the house and his new home for the next six weeks.

Lots of adventure in the coming months.


Vacation Bible School - Mission Incredible

My wife is a saint.

She loves kids.  She loves being involved with our children.  She loves being involved with other people's children.

Our church host a Vacation Bible School every summer.  It really is an incredible event and very well organized; I'm not sure if Robyn or the kids look forward to it more.

Father's Day 2014


Camping Buddies


Dad's Love Camping

For Father's Day weekend, we wanted something low-key and relaxing.  With Mark, our Belarusian boy arriving in just a few days, we figured it would be worth enjoying some quiet time.

We headed north to Gettysburg with some friends for the weekend.

Stand and Salute

Once he heard national anthem start prior to the start of the basketball game, he felt the need to stand at attention and salute.