Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ian's birthday

Ian is 1 yr old today. Here is his wake up call in the morning! So cute!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Joel & Kim visit

We had a great time with Uncle Joel and Uncle Kim. That's right, "Uncle" Kim! Thad just can't seem to get "Aunt" out of his mouth and so she is most affectionately called "Uncle". Here are some highlights from the week.

River boat cruise down the Danube

Celebrating "Uncle" Kim's and Ian's birthday

Hiking to a castle

And seeing the funniest car on the way down from the castle. Chicago police written on the side but found in a little town in Austria :)

Also, another highlight of the week was the Frauenlauf ( Woman's run) that Kim and I ran in. We were both able to run the 5k without stopping!! Kim finished before me and my short legs....but it was a blast and definitely something I'll do again!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Junior Formal

We had a blast last night at the Junior Formal dinner and dance! It was held at the Marriott across from Stadt park (city park). What a delight to see them all dressed up and taking pictures in the park before dinner. As we enjoyed the evening we kept thinking how grateful we are to be a part of such a classy event with our wonderful students. We did dance and that in itself was quite funny! The students loved seeing Thomas dance and Oscar even sang a love song for us and another couple to dance to. It was quite the night! Here are some pictures for you to get an idea of what the evening looked like.

Our 10th grade boys

Senior class

Senior guys singing their favorite song!

Salil and Oscar being funny!

In addition, there was a slide show for the seniors showcasing their graduation pictures and photos of each one when they were little kids. We had a fabulous dinner and then hung out with the students on the dance floor. We will be planning this event next year as our class will be juniors! It was great to have an idea of what we need to plan for and we look forward to making it a special time as well.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Staff worship evening

Last Saturday, we had the opportunity to organize a staff worship evening at the school. Within the busyness of life is hard to find time to gather our staff as a whole and fellowship. We thought it would be neat if we had just a time of praise and worship with no other distractions. So, I (mollie) was able to create a small team to help lead an hour and half of songs with scripture read intermittently. It was a wonderful time and so many have expressed what a blessing it was to get quiet before the Lord. In most of our churches here, the worship time is different than what we are used to or maybe there's no childcare during that time. Sometimes it can be difficult to sing and enter into a worshipful spirit when you have so many distractions. The Lord provided such a sweet time of singing last Saturday that I truly believed it encouraged and uplifted our staff in a special way. So glad to have been available for that purpose!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Thad turned 3 years old!

What a wonderful birthday party at the zoo! Thad loved seeing all the huge animals and getting his picture taken with a few of them. He liked the Giraffes and saw polar bears and lions. Thought we'd share some picture of the birthday boy!

Seals in their water tank

a prairie dog that was not really caged in!

birthday boy with blue icing from his cupcake

just an elephant statue