Thursday, July 30, 2009

Can you tell?

Could you tell that this is me! I looked so different as a baby. I just spent like two hours scanning old pictures into our computer. We had to stay up really late because we were skyping with one of the Wednesday night classes at Grace Chapel. It didn't start until 3am our time. So I had some time to kill and had been wanting to scan them.

Maybe I thought Princesses put their hands up like this??? I also downloaded some pictures we have of Alan I will post them another time, I am not sure you can take cuteness of that magnitude yet.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Here is a quick little pic from our church BBQ (photo credit Dave Baxter)

Our Church

Ok so this picture might be a little ghetto. I have been carrying around our little point and shoot to try and remember to take pictures of our everyday lives. (See how dedicated I am to you guys?) This is our church...well most of the time it's our local primary school. But on Sunday mornings it's Calvary Chapel Oxford :) We meet in the left side, where the auditorium is, and then the youth meet in a double classroom.

Monday, July 27, 2009

For the love of cheese!

The Clarks brought Alan over some Kraft Mac N Cheese, we can get mostly everything here except this. The English Mac N Cheese is canned, not so edible. (Not that I like any synthetic mac n cheese). Alan is so thankful for this Cathy. A little bit of "home" in a pouch. We loved visiting with you guys!
The food here is different but not bad at all. I can mostly find things here that are the same or compatible with what I cook the most. I have been branching out, usually a good thing. They measure their food a little differently. They use ml instead of tsp and they weigh their food instead of using cups. We have been pretty pleased with the food here, now all we need is a Chipotle. Do you think that can be fed ex'ed?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Meet Odysseus

This is Odysseus our car :) I like naming our cars. My first car was named Henry, after we got married I named Alan's car Marco (after Marco polo...he was a little car and sometimes we lost him in the sea of SUV's). This is Odysseus we call him Odie. I was going for an adventurous name. We like him a lot, and it is a blessing to have him. We were unsure if we would be able to get a car, we are so thankful to have him!
British driving, hasn't been to bad at all. Mostly Alan drives, I have actually only practiced a couple of times and "really" driven once. Alan is doing great, the first time he drove in England is when we drove this car off the lot! Roundabout's were a little weird to get use to but he conquered them pretty quickly. Alan says it's still weird to back up looking over his left shoulder but he feels pretty comfortable otherwise. I did fine that one time :) We just don't drive that often. We can walk to the majority of places we need to go. That is something I really enjoy about living here, it's much more of a walking culture, mostly everyone walks. I know I have said this but seriously this week, I will try to post more of our every day lives. :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Conference in York

This a peek of the Abbey in the downtown area.
This is the front of Calvary Chapel York where the conference was. We had a good time meeting other missionaries and pastors. It was also great to hang out with Phil and Hannah our senior pastor and his wife. I know we need to get some pictures of our church, I will try to be better about capturing the everyday things we do and see. If you would like to go to our church website here it is :)