Year in Review

July – August July – We had the joy of seeing our immediate families in Ky and NY/PA along with other friends not pictured. Just a fun time resting and eating lots of American food. Also, if there was a theme, it would have been baseball. Jon saw a lot of baseball this summer! August…

Year in Review

May- June May – We said goodbye to more friends and more friends and more friends. We didn’t get as many pictures this year but trust us when we say it was a painful month. We are still missing all y’all. We also had the joy of every month uniting with our friends and celebrating…

Year in Review

March- April March – We finally got a furry pet – hamster. He has given the kids much enjoyment and continues to remain alive which our kids are excited to see happen. Jon and Linnea are also excited that they are excited. 🙂 Monsoon style rain overwhelmed our backyard and created a fun swimming space…

Year in Review

Jan – Feb Jan – We went on the annual Cherry Blossom hunt and ate some amazing ice cream. We also said goodbye to some amazing families who left in Jan. They are sorely missed to this day! Feb – We made Japanese food with our family – Satomi and her hubby, John. Jon and…

Johnny’s birthday

Our firstborn turned seven at the beginning of Dec and we celebrated with some nerf gun battles and his friends. He’s able to read now and it’s been a different experience for him as he doesn’t care for birthday cakes. All together we are so grateful for our Johnny boy who is an incredibly kind…

Snow!

Yesterday after church, our family was told that there was snow left over from an event at the local base so we headed over and jumped in for a few minutes! Pretty awesome!! It’s an answered prayer for our kids as they had waited to see snow again this winter so now we have. 😉…

God’s creation

The beauty of Okinawa is overwhelming everywhere. Some days we forget how much God has created for us to enjoy. Here’s some of our favorite photos from the last few weeks.

Owen

Owen has had the opportunity to play in like a mini soccer camp called Tiny Troops Soccer, which is normally on military bases but our school is able to offer it this semester. Here he is kicking and being a goalie. Owen is full of passion and one of his favorite things to do in…

Ocsi

The school that Linnea works at and the kids all attend is called Okinawa Christian School International (OCSI). It was created as a school for missionary kids to attend back in the 1950’s, but has since become a missional school for the larger Okinawan community. Many of the students come from non-Christian homes and come…

Vacation

We took a weekend off in Nov- media free believe it or not- and went to another outlying island in the Okinawa chain of islands (there’s 160 islands total and 50 or so inhabited islands for those nerds out there). We took off on Friday afternoon and caught a ferry to the Tokashiki Island. Two…