Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A little behind on Christmas activities

Here is a video from the VCS choir's performance at St. Peter's Church downtown.
It was beautiful! I couldn't remember posting about it and wanted you to be sure and see part of the concert.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another VCS Videography Class Project

This one is starring my good buddy Matt, but I had the opportunity to be a part of the creative process and so the boys gave me a guest appearance. I hope you guys actually like watching these.

Friday, February 22, 2008

My two bottom teeth

I included the top photo because it's cute, but the others showcase the lone two teeth.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Missing My Mississippi

While I feel sure that most of you are dying to get out, those of us who once couldn't wait to leave find ourselves oddly drawn back. We love it here in Vienna, but every now and then we long for the unique beauty of Mississippi. I found this video the other day on youtube and I thought I'd share it with those of you "stuck" in good ol' MS. God has made every place beautiful in its own way, even Mississippi.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Austria vs. Germany

Whenever I really start to miss my friends and family back in the States, it seems that God gives me some really cool experience over here that I otherwise would never have had. Last Wednesday some good friends of ours, the Pachecos, invited me to go with them to see Austria & Germany play soccer in the national stadium here in Vienna. I personally didn't care much for seeing the Austrian team, but I was really excited about seeing Germany.

It was a great game with Germany coming up with a 3-0 win. All of the goals were scored at the end of the field directly in front of us. I know people in the states get really passionate about college football but the level of chanting and singing at a European soccer game really beats anything I've ever experienced at an American sporting event. Here are some videos of the Austrian and German national anthems (jeered and whistled by each set of opposing fans).

This video is of the German fans chanting while the Austrian team was being announced.

7 Things about ME

Ok, so apparently we've been tagged by another blog to answer the 7 things about me.

So here we go:

Mollie :

1. I love staying at home all day long. I don't even have to go outside! There are several days where I haven't made it outside at all!

2. I love doing the dishes!! I could wash dishes all day long and I'm quite a perfectionist at it.

3. My one dream job is to repaint and distress furniture to look antique. Of course, I would have an old barn as my entire workspace and this barn would be on a beautiful property in the country :) ( I currently paint when I can....but to be full time would be amazing!)

4. I married my high school sweetheart and I'm so in love with him. He is an amazing man and I love him more everyday as he promotes me and finds out how I can use my talents in the ministry here in Vienna.

5. My favorite thing to do is play the piano for hours at night with all the lights turned off in the house and only the piano lamp on. Doing this in an empty house is even better because I can play and sing my heart out without anyone hearing. This is when I feel God....

6. I find such enjoyment in organizing and cleaning out boxes or rooms. I love to help others do this and get so excited about completely changing the look of a room or closet. Organizing is healing for me and anytime you need some help.... call me! ( unless of course you're in the States, I won't make it there for awhile :)

7. I like to jump out and scare my kids... hee hee. I'll start hysterically laughing at them to get them to laugh and then make crazy faces at them. Thomas tells everyone this is why our kids are hyper and silly. He thinks it might damage them for life, but I just can't help it! It's so fun!!! :)

Ok that's all!

I tag Erica!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

We're Back

Wow, it's been a long time since we've posted! Sorry about that. Here are some updates on the family.
Our boys continually amuse us and they always have something up their sleeves! Thad loves playing with Ian and they chase each other around the apartment for hours. Ian wants to do everything Thad does and can barely stand to eat or take his bottle if Thad is walking around playing.

Recently, I (mollie) started getting up before my children and enjoying some quiet time. This sunrise greeted me one morning and I couldn't resist capturing the moment. I love this alone time to think, read, & pray. It has been my life saver for getting through the day and accomplishing the tasks required. If you don't do this, I highly encourage you to try and wake up with the sun! Your kids will thank you!

Thomas and I are well and thinking through our plans for the year. We desire to come to MS to visit family and friends this summer. Would you pray with us as we make final decisions about plane tickets and such. We want to honor the Lord with the finances He's given us and at the same time honor our family's desires to be with us. Thank you for praying with us!
We'll post more about the students activities very soon. A lot has been going on and we look forward to sharing all of it with you.