Saturday, March 15, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Yesterday was a day Nate has been waiting for, for a long time. About 2 years ago I took Nate skiing for the first time, to Bánkút in Hungary. At the time I went snowboarding, and Nate really wanted to snowboard, but I told him he had to wait until he was 6. He never forgot those words - and yesterday I took my 6 year old to Eldora for an all-day snowboarding lesson.
He did really quite well; I think part of it was that he was motivated. He told me his goal is to get good enough to go riding with me :) I look forward to that day!
Here's a video of him learning to ride:
Exactly 1 hour after his snowboarding lesson ended, his Tae Kwon Do class started back here in Longmont. A few weeks ago Nate tested for a yellow belt; we weren't sure if he would get it since he didn't know some of the forms perfectly, but his teacher awarded it to him because net never gave up during the test. Some of the other kids he tested with didn't get a belt - so we were impressed with Nate's perseverance and determination. It's little wins like this which motivate you to keep going and work harder.
Here's the video of Nate receiving his yellow belt:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"I have 6 babies. This one has been crying for a long time... for 5 months!"
"Some of my babies are all grown up now. Yeah, they're 15! But they aren't super old, because they don't have old skin."
Me: "Felicia, how old do you think I am?" Felicia: "You're not super old. You're not 15 yet; that's super old, and when you get old, you get old people skin."
Later on: Felicia: "Can you stay home with the babies? I need to go out to the store to do some shopping." (Gets dressed to go to the store...in a bath robe). "I'll have my phone with me, but it's set to pretend, so you can call me if something happens to the babies while I'm away."
Friday, December 27, 2013
We had a great Christmas this year. The Christmas Eve service at White Fields was packed, we ate töltött káposzta forint dinner, which is a Hungarian tradition for Szenteste. Ocean cooked the stuffed cabbage for us, and it turned out great; one of the best we've all had, even compared to in Hungary. The nice thing about Hungarian food is that it is designed to be made from scratch, so you can theoretically make it anywhere.
On Christmas Day my parents came over and we had a big meal, opened presents and played and assembled things together. After they left some friends came over to play a board game to close the night. All around a great Christmas. Hope yours was great too!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It was a joy and a pleasure for us to be involved in the work of God through Calvary Chapel in Eastern Europe for over 10 years. It's a story that deserves to be shared and heard all over the world.
Here's the promo video:
Guess who got his Social Security number today!
This means that now he can get a driver's license, get a job, etc.
We thought the process of getting the SSNumber would be easy- just a formality- but like everything else in this process, it wasn't as easy as we had expected.
Anyway, it's good to be done, and we're glad Balázs can start his life.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
"Good job, Felicia!"
"Don't say 'good job', say 'great job!'"
Walking down the hall tonight, I heard Felicia talking to Rosemary:
"Mommy, I love you, and I love daddy!"
I stuck my head in the room and said, "Oh, Felicia, I love you too!"
She walked towards me, I assumed to give me a hug, but pushing past me, she said "Get out of my way - I have a movie to watch!"
Yesterday on a family outing:
"Felicia you are very cute!"
"Of course. That's because I'm a child."