Monday, June 29, 2015

A Quick Family Update

Our bags are packed...tomorrow we leave for the USA!

We'll be spending July in Colorado and August in Wisconsin.  We can't wait to spend time with our families, as well as catch up with friends and supporters.  

I haven't been doing much blog-writing the past three months.  In case you haven't already heard, here's why:

We're thrilled, of course.  :D

Anyway, to catch's an update on our family.

Kalan: Kalan's been busy studying Chinese, finishing up a semester of teaching, preparing a couple sermons (he'll be preaching in the US this summer), and helping our family survive my morning sickness.  He's been AWESOME--getting up early with the kids so I can get every possible minute of extra sleep, doing all the market shopping, preparing all our meals, and washing lots of dishes.  I don't know anyone else who could do all that every day with such joy and energy!  We celebrated five years of marriage last month and I'm continually thankful for our life together.

Kayt: I've been growing a baby (in other words, doing lots of napping and eating large quantities of hummus, yogurt, and almonds).  Besides that...I finished full-time Chinese courses at the end of May and started going to a women's center in the red light district of Taipei.  If you'd like to know more or join me in praying for that ministry, let me know and I'll send you more info!

Keira: Loves having friends over, playing dress-up, hosting tea parties for her babies, making up songs, swinging at the park, and running laps around our apartment in her running shoes.  Quotes:

Me: "In America, we can go camping!"
Keira: "What's camping?"
Me: "It's when you sleep outside, and cook food outside!"
Keira (with a confused look):"...that's kind of weird.  Why?"

(After she did something naughty)
Me: "Why did you do that?!"
Keira (after thinking for a moment): "It was a little bit fun...and a little bit sad."

A friend: "妳是台灣人嗎?" Are you Taiwanese?
Keira (with full confidence): "是啊!" Yes!

Jude: Loves running around outside, climbing onto the kitchen table when Mom's not looking, baths, books, singing, dancing, and snuggling.  Hates diaper changes.

Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!