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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Best of 2012

I  would like to sum up the best things about this year, so here is my best of list:

Best verse:  "For I am convinced that neither death nor life (not cancer, a car accident, crime, or calamity), neither angels nor demons (not evil in the media or crazed psychopaths), neither the present nor the future (not any ...current crisis or any tragedy that may be in my future), nor any powers (not a demanding boss, a cruel dictator, or a bloodthirsty terrorist), neither height nor depth (not winning the lottery or losing my life savings), nor anything else in all creation (not a hole in the ozone, a forest fire or a hurricane, a hungry shark or a killer bee) will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).

Best memory: I have two, Branson with all of the Howerton family in March and Disney World in May with my parents.

Best Book: Again I have 2 One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie

Best new thing: learning to knit, thanks to my grandmother a.k.a. Marvelous Marv, and my friend Rebekah.

Best new thing that came to Romania: Subway (hey, it's the little things)

Best New Recipe: The recipe for rolls from http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/11/pw_dinner_rolls_-_no_kneading_required/

Best blog: www.aholyexperience.com always encouraging me to move forward in my relationship with God

Best new recipe I look forward to trying in 2013: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/01/italian-meatball-soup/

Blog I look forward to checking out in 2013: http://www.incourage.me/

Best kind of music: Folk/Bluegrass style (what can I say, I am a country girl at heart)

Best thing that smelled good: Holiday candles I received from my sister from Bath and Body Works...I'm still burning them!

Best thing over the holidays: taking a night time walk to see the Christmas lights in a foot of snow with the family. For Christmas it was overcast and almost 50 degrees and we had piles of dirty snow left!

Best/favorite past time: Lauging and playing games with Catalin and Nadia.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter Weather

We received about a foot of snow Saturday and Sunday.

 
Nate was a shepherd in his Christmas progrom Wednesday night.

Our town, Lugoj. They don't have a really efficient road cleaning crew.

Brotherly Love

Twins enjoying the snow.

Snow Ball Fight!

As you can see we have a lot of snow. We had so much we couldn't shovel our vans out to get to church Sunday morning and had to cancel church. There was no place at church to park the vans either. Only a small passage cleared for cars to drive on but you would have to park right in the middle of the road. On Monday we couldn't get either vehicle to start. One needed a new battery and the other the gas had frozen in it. We went to Timisoara Tuesday which is only 25 miles away but it took almost 2 hours to get there. We thought for sure the main roads would have been cleared but we were wrong. Nate is enjoying school so much. His teacher is very nice and he has made friends with his classmates.  Another year has come and almost gone so fast. The older I get, the faster time seems to go!