August: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: August 9: Hosting Seattle Christian School Student Council for a backyard barbecue August 1-19: Timmy completing Air Force Reserve days at Joint Base Lewis-McCord August 20: Timmy starts work at Seattle Christian School! For those who didn’t read the last post, we have a house! We’re renting in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, and…

So We’ll See What Happens

“Um… I may have found a house.” The text message from Timmy, detail-sparse but full of possibility, blinks across my phone as soon as I connect the in-flight internet, somewhere just beyond Minneapolis as I fly home from Emily’s wedding. Through the brief exchange that follows, I learn of the couple whose job is taking…

July: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: July 5-8: Kristi attending former roommate’s wedding in Minnesota Timmy is in the process of transferring his Air Force Reserve service to Joint Base Lewis McChord in Olympia, Washington. He’ll start sometime in July, and is excited to get connected with a new military community. We’re Thankful For: Smooth Travels from Germany to…

June: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: June 7-8: Kristi’s last day of classes June 11-14: Final Exams June 13: Timmy taking the National Clinical Mental Health Counselors Exam (NCMHCE), an important step to licensing as a clinical mental health counselor, as well as securing board certification in this profession. June 16: Graduation Day June 26: Flying home to Seattle! Curriculum for June: Postmodern literature,…

May: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: Early May: Timmy returning to Seattle for a weekend, to visit his upcoming job at Seattle Christian School. May 12: Timmy graduates from Regent University with his Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling! May 29: Timmy’s birthday Curriculum for May: College essays, postmodern literature For those who haven’t heard yet, we’re expecting a baby in October! Kristi…

April: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: March 26-April 5: Spring Break April 7: BFA Staff Appreciation Dinner April 9: Classes resume (Start of Quarter 4) April 20: Freshman class party Curriculum for April: The Crucible, opinion columns and reviews We’re Thankful For: Oma and Papa, also known as Richard and Donna Dahlstrom, who came for a short visit in March. We’re thankful for…

March: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: March 2-4: High School Retreat March 22: End of Quarter 3 March 23-April 8: Spring Break March 23-28: English Department Trip Curriculum for March: Modern poetry, Of Mice and Men We’re Thankful For: BFA Basketball Teams for a wonderful season, capped off by both teams winning the Division II DoDDS Europe championship! Timmy loved working with the…

February: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: February 3: Sadie Hawkin’s Hoedown February 9-10: BFA Basketball @ Vilseck February 10, 17: Fiddler on the Roof dress rehearsals February 16-17: BFA Basketball @ Home February 20-24: DoDDS Europe Basketball Tournament February 23-25: Fiddler on the Roof Curriculum for February: The Great Gatsby, research project, newspaper editing and layour We’re Thankful For: Ken & Delena Poe, dear friends…

January: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: January 2: Timmy takes his counseling board certification exam in Frankfurt. January 8: Classes resume January 12-13: Basketball at BFA January 16-19: Semester 1 Exams January 19-20: Basketball at BFA January 26-27: Basketball on the road! Curriculum for January: Exam review, Journalism enterprise projects We’re Thankful For: Christmas Visitors from Seattle! Thank you to Ben, Susanna and Emily for…

Things That Made Life Better This Year: 2017 Edition

Happy New Years’ Eve from sunny southern Germany! As has become a habit, I spent a bit of time this afternoon reflecting on some “things” that made life better this year. It’s been a full, rich and interesting year, and I look forward to all that’s ahead in 2018! Llamas. There are a few families…