Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My New Job

I recently started a new teaching job at Bambini Learning Center.

The past two weeks I taught "astronauts in training." We flew to different planets, did space research, and made our own claymation movies...all while learning English. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby in the House!

Each week I volunteer at an orphanage for at-risk HIV babies. During the weekends, the babies go home with foster families. The full-time nurses desperately need a break.

However, several of the babies do not have foster families.

After a lot of prayer, Kalan and I decided to become weekend foster parents. Two weekends ago, we welcomed baby Micah into our home.

He is three months old and an absolute joy! So far he’s accompanied us to the National Palace Museum and up to the top of Taipei 101--though he sleeps through most of our adventures. :)

Having a baby on the weekends is a drastic change for us. We have a lot to learn. However, we have an abundance of love and resources that we want to share with someone in need…and we are thankful that God has brought Micah into our lives for a season.

***For his protection, we cannot post photos of Micah online. If you would like to see him, let me know and I can send you a few pictures via email.***

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Apartment: A Photo Tour

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of changes. This is the first of a series of blog posts on the new things in our life.

The grand tour:

My favorite part of our new home is the 12th-floor vantage point. I love gazing at the mountains over a cup of coffee in the morning!

The bottom floor: living room/kitchen combo.

Instead of a stove we use an induction hot plate (I was initially skeptical, but it has been great!)

The view from the couch: clothing storage

The bathroom: once again, we are blessed with the convenient ability to do the laundry and shower at the same time (haha)

The stairs: there is a great cubby space under the stairs that houses some books and our oven

The loft: computer cubby, sleeping, and clothing storage

We are so thankful for this new place to call home. It’s funny—if you had asked me a year ago if I could set up a home in a 250 square-foot space for three people without a gas stove, I would have said, “No way!”

But now, I consider this apartment the ideal home. I really enjoy the coziness of our “small” space. It feels just right for us.

Some of you are wondering why I mentioned “three people.” No, I’m not pregnant. However, last weekend we did welcome a new baby into our home. We became foster parents. More on that to come! ☺

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Best is Yet to Come...

I don't now if it is the 'best', but more is to come.

A is going on right now. Moving, changing jobs, friends coming to stay, no internet....

We will write again soon!