Summer Update In Pictures

Wow, trying to sum up everything that happened this summer could fill endless pages… So I decided to just post some photos that speak for themselves 🙂 Our summer break started at the end of May and we spent most of it at the MTC, while Frieddy was able to work on campus for a few weeks. This was especially nice because our visas do not allow us to get jobs off campus. The biggest highlight was of course the arrival of our son Linus! We are so thankful that everything went well and we are so thrilled to be a family of four now!  Just like Ben Elliot, Linus had trouble with his digestion for the first months of his life. After a lot of visits with his midwife and his doctor, many sleepless nights and trying to figure out what could help him, he is now feeling much better. Praise God!

We also loved spending a whole month with my mom, sister and youngest brother who came all the way from Germany to visit us! They were such a big encouragement to us and we soaked up every minute that we spent talking and having fun together! Ben Elliot turned two in July and we had a fun little birthday party for him. We spent lots of time with friends and also as a family. Ben Elliot is talking a lot now, both English and German and often at the same time, haha… 🙂  He loves tractors and diggers, the pool and the lake, helping in the kitchen and reading books. Linus  smiles all day long, except when he does not  – usually when he is hungry or tired… They both love to go on walks. Ben Elliot loves to run around, and Linus usually sleeps through the whole thing in the baby carrier. Frieddy and I had a pretty good start into the semester, although Linguistics does not come easy for both of us. This semester has proven to be one of the hardest so far, considering the time we need to spend studying but also the adjustments for us as a family to a much tighter schedule… God has been teaching us a lot of different things. But I will post more about Ling in another blog entry. Enough for now, before I really start to fill endless pages…