Sunday, September 24, 2006

Travel update!

Just a quick word to let you know that we are safely in London. I am writing at an internet cafe near the National Gallary, which was amazing! Peter has been sick so Evelyn stayed with him while Chris, Elizabeth and I visited Regent Park corps, The Museum of London, Sherlock Holmes Museum and the Gallary. We are having a great time!

Please keep Peter in prayer, that he will be better for our last day in London tomorrow.

We will keep you up to date as we can. Thanks for your prayers!

Friday, September 15, 2006

There's no place like home

Riga, Latvia; London; Rome

Tomorrow we leave for two weeks of vacation in Riga, Latvia; London; and Rome!

So if you want an e-mail or a postcard while we are away, please leave your e-mail address or snail-mail address as a comment!


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mary-Kay in Russia 9 years ago


That is my sister Mary-Kay in the very bottom left-hand corner. And I think I recognize a few other people too, like Nina and Anya!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Yesterday was Tim's birthday. The day began with Chris and Elizabeth cooking bacon and sunny-side-up eggs, and he was spoiled throughout the day. In the evening we went to the corps for teen group, where we watched the movie "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42!) and they helped to celebrate his birthday. Posted by Picasa

A close-up view of the delicious cake the young people gave to Tim for his birthday. It had coconut on the outside, strawberry cream on the inside, chocolate and vanilla cake and fresh fruit on top. It was delicious! Posted by Picasa

Tim eating a big slice of the yummy cake. Posted by Picasa

Tim with the youth group: Back row--Sergei, Chris, Tim, Tanel. Front row--Anneli, Peter, Elizabeth, Pia and Evelyn. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 08, 2006

8 September

It's Tim's birthday!


Today, although it was overcast and sprinkling off and on, we decided to explore the Toompea area of Old Town Tallinn. The view from the old city walls (built something like 600 or 700 years ago) is amazing. Here are Peter, Chris and Elizabeth showing their cheeziest smiles. (Remember, for a larger view just click on the pictures!) Posted by Picasa

The kids with Old Town and the sea behind them. Posted by Picasa

A view of Old Town from the city walls. Posted by Picasa

Looking down from the top of the city walls at the steep stairway you can take if you feel energetic. Posted by Picasa

A view from another part of the city walls. Posted by Picasa

There is a little green area on your way from the train station to Raekoja Plats (Town Hall Square) where we stopped to explore. Peter was especially facinated by the deer. Posted by Picasa

Elizabeth on an old stairway leading to a walkway along the old city walls. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

It has been a while since we put pictures on the blog, so here are some to give you a glimpse of our life lately. Peter and Elizabeth are best friends, and often spend hours playing together. They were pretending that their bears were babies the other day, and Peter kept speaking for his baby in a cute little high-pitched voice. Posted by Picasa

Peter loves playing with the Lego Duplos he has, but Elizabeth gets truly creative with them. She was very proud of this cross she made in red, yellow and blue. Posted by Picasa

Peter showing off an airplane he made all by himself with Duplo. Posted by Picasa

During a recent trip to Tartu, we actually did the tourist thing and had the kids take their picture in these cut-outs of traditional Estonian clothing. Posted by Picasa

A closer view of their Estonian style. Posted by Picasa

During a recent visit to Tartu, Peter got to see his best friend Lauri. Peter misses him very much and whenever we have prayer he always reminds us to pray for Lauri. Posted by Picasa

Chris, Elizabeth and their friend Liis after Liis's birthday party at McDonald's, of all places! Chris got a bit decorated at the party. Posted by Picasa

This is a picture of our apartment building taken on re-independence day, which is why the flag is flying. Our apartment is on the lower level, which is the three windows on the side directly above Chris and Evelyn's heads. Posted by Picasa

Elizabeth, Chris and Peter in front of our building. Posted by Picasa

For those of you who have yet to come to Tallinn, this is the Kopli Corps building (we occupy the first level, above are apartments). You can see the Estonian flag flying in front! Posted by Picasa