Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm Still Here.......

So it has been a long time since I updated here.....lots going on the last few weeks and to be honest, just not motivated to write it all down. Not sure if anyone actually reads this, and if they do, are they really interested in my mundane life??? I am striving to be honest and transparent here.....
We had a good Christmas as we spent our first Christmas EVER away from our families and friends in the states. We were blessed afterwards with my parents and my brother and his family coming in to see us for a few days during New Year's. We had an awesome time showing them around the area and even made it up the mountain for a little sledding. We had 7 kids all together, and heaven knows things are never boring when 7 kids are together!! We did miss all the other "Simpsons" as well as Len's family during the holidays- maybe they will all take a trip this way soon!!
The kids start back to school on Monday after being out for 3 straight weeks. I think Abigail has gotten a little used to being at home and maybe somewhat hard to convince that she has to go back! We'll see come Monday.
We have officially decided that we will be moving to Dresden, Germany after our language study ends here. We are excited to be joining a family and a journeygirl who are already at work there in the city. We aren't sure of the exact date yet, but please be praying for us, especially the kids, that the move and adjustment once again will go smoothly. I think we are all ready to go and get somewhat "settled", although I have a feeling the life of a missionary is never "settled".
We did receive some Christmas boxes and cards from several of you- Thank you so much for blessing us as you have done so much since we have been here. We are so thankful for all the prayers and love you continually show us while we do His work here. May God bless you too!!
Well, that about wraps up what is going on here.....hopefully, this finds you all striving to be who Christ wants you to be in this new year! Love to you all!

6 comments:

Kirstie said...

Just to let you know I check your blog every so often to see if it's updated. I enjoy hearing what God is doing in your life; I certainly would never consider your life mundane!!...now mine...maybe! I hope you will do well in your move!
Kirstie

Jason said...

Yeah, our kids started this past Monday. Sometimes I think the break is not worth the hassle of going back to the grind for the kids. Then again it just takes a day or two.

We read every time you post!

Anonymous said...

I read ya girlfriend. LOL I'm glad you got to enjoy your family for a short time. We thought Doug's family was going to get to come in Feb. but it is not looking like it now, a little depressing. :-( Love and miss you guys.

absearcy said...

Amber I check this blog often myself. I am so glad that you have made it through your 1st holiday in Germany. We pray for you guys and miss you all so much. Keep us updated on your next adventure. Love to you all! :)

Christine said...

Love reading your updates. I am very bad about updating mine. So glad that you were able to spend time with your family! What a blessing! Love you and miss you and hope that you have a blessed day tomorrow! Happy Early Birthday!

Madge said...

Folks are out there reading And life is always fascinating, even in the everyday..and anyway this can be a good "scrape booking" of your adventures. keep on blogging!
-madge