Monthly Archives: February 2015

Grocery Delivery and The Good Lie

Hi!  When we were in Chile the main grocery store, Jumbo, was delivering groceries for about 500 pesos which is only about a dollar.  I don’t know why we didn’t do it.  Instead, we walked blocks with our pull carts and drug all that stuff back with usually extra bags hanging from our arms!

Well, they deliver here as well and last night I got my first delivery.  Wow!  I don’t know why I didn’t do it before.  I loved it.  I went to the website and put in my grocery list.  They have an area that you can fill in items you are looking for instead of scrolling through thousands of items.  They also have the sale items in one place.  Also, if you want to make a change to your order they give you a cut off time which was up to one and a half hours before the scheduled delivery.  Since it was my first time I got 12 pounds off (about $18) which was great, and they keep my list so I can add or delete from it.  It only cost one pound to deliver since he delivered between 10-11 last night.  You can get it earlier in the day for up to 5 or 6 pounds.  He brought it in on trays and I unloaded it on the counter and it was done.  I loved it, and can’t wait to do it again.

That shows you what kind of fun we have on the weekends!  Don’t be jealous.  :-)

One last thing, we watched a great movie last night.  It is called “The Good Lie” with Reese Witherspoon.  I highly recommend it.  It’ll make you appreciate your life, and appreciate other cultures that don’t live like we do.  I’d be interested in your view.

 

Birthday Party

Today I was invited to my little friend, Becca’s, birthday party.  She turned 4 today.  When her mom asked me if I would like to come and help her I was delighted.  I haven’t been to a little girl’s birthday party in years.  Marije (pronounced Mariah, she’s from Holland) did a great job and hosted a party like we used to do parties.

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Becca is on the left and was a mermaid, and Isla (pronounced I-la) is her little sister.  Becca invited 4 other little friends from nursery (preschool) and 2 of them dressed up as well!  They were all so excited.  We started off with decorating little bags that Marije had already ironed their names on.  She had fabric crayons for them to use.  Then we played games!

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They played musical “shells” instead of chairs, mermaid, mermaid, fish (duck, duck, goose), pass the package, listened to a mermaid story, and went “fishing” with poles with a magnet and paper clip on the fish.  They won little chocolate coins and rubbers (erasers) to take home.  The final game they had to find the key to the treasure chest.  The treasure chest was hidden but when they found it and opened it up they all got a little bag of chocolate coins to take home!  They loved every minute of it, and it reminded me of the enjoyment of simple fun games.

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Next, we sang Happy Birthday! and ate cake.  Becca helped bake the cake and then their neighbor and Becca decorated it!  They also had fruit skewers, “clams”, and white chocolate marshmallows.

Kent came to pick me up at the end so he got to finally witness what a little girl party was like.  He couldn’t believe how quiet and sweet they were.  We were laughing about the fishing poles and said if it had been a boy party they would have been sword fighting with them!  Aahh, the differences between boys and girls- they’re great!

Back in the UK

We have been back in Scotland for about 2 1/2 weeks now.  We came back with a better attitude which helps.  The days are getting a little longer and we are having more sunshine which just cheers you up.

Kent is continuing his full days of reading, and hopes to start writing his first chapter in the next couple of weeks.  It is due April 7.

Andrew is finally going to school full days, and he is doing great.  I think he is enjoying the interest kids have in him because he has a Ukrainian accent and he is American.  He tells his story of his adoption freely to anyone who asks.  He tells them that God told his parents to come get him in Ukraine.  He said most of the teachers are surprised, and they usually tell him they have never heard a story like that before.  One teacher asked him to write a story about it.

T and I are still doing school at home.  I have restarted my classes toward a masters degree in Christian School Education.  And I am doing yoga which is amazingly hard!  Hopefully we’ll start getting out more once days get longer and the weather gets warmer.  That way I can share some more Scottish sites with you all.

We still pray for all our family and friends around the world.  We have lots of quiet time in our life now so I spend most of my time at home.  Please feel free to give me any prayer requests I would be glad to pray for you.  We continue to wait on the Lord for guidance about what will come next for us.  It’s hard to believe we have been on this journey for almost 8 years!  We still don’t know where this is leading but we will know when the time is right.

Until next time…..