Okay, that was a crazy summer. And while it isn’t officially over, when we look back on this year, it will be this past 8-week period that sticks in our memories. If we are connected via Facebook, or through our monthly e-newsletter, you may have followed along but just to recap… In June one daughter…
This was to be a big weekend for our family. It was the week that Erin’s class graduated from high school in Trumansburg.
But, in the move to Dublin, the school here in Clontarf suggested that both Erin and Brenna stay back one year to ease their transition.
Over the past day or so I’ve been taking a bunch of assessments. Perhaps this demonstrate how odd I am, but I love these things. It was probably about 20 years ago when I took my first Myers-Briggs and discovered that I am an INTJ. There was a lot about me that just started to make sense, in that framework.
About a week ago, I walked into a relatively new church plant in the west of Ireland with Erin and Méabh. It was a little bit embarrassing…being with Erin & Méabh that is (please wait before you assume I’m a horrible father).
Summer is officially over. It seems like we just got off the plane from our time in NY, but that was almost 2 months ago.
And with the start of autumn, we are enjoying a chance to catch our breath and get our heads back above water for a bit.
(This is part 7 in a series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) As we approached the end of February 2011, the big thing on our minds was the pregnancy. We were learning new medical terms like Placenta praevia and Vasa praevia, which…
We had decided in the spring to move from Ithaca to Trumansburg to get our kids in a different school district. Although it had been 2 plus years since the attack on our one daughter had taken place, it was clear she needed a new start in a new place.
One of the common questions we hear is “What does life in Ireland look like for us?” I thought I’d write out a brief preview of the week ahead for us, as well as a brief recap on the past weekend, and hopefully give you a glimpse.
When I was on a missions trip to the Philippines in the early 1990’s the US missionary there took a few of us out as he ran his errands for the day (such as acquiring fresh drinking water). While we were out he said, “We spend half our day just doing things we need to survive”.
Thankfully high quality water is piped right into our home here in Dublin, but I thought it’d be good to give you a picture of what a “week in the life,” looks like.
While I’m trying to help out with some house cleaning type stuff here at the Ithaca Vineyard…I won’t really be taking on anymore projects. Even today a future Cornell student called about coming for a visit next week, and even that is beyond my tenure. Weird…sad…
At the same time, we are excited about the next big step we have in front of us.
Over the 4 years Brenna has been @ Fall Creek, she has performed a number of songs. Over the past couple months she’s taken it up a notch and has started writing songs! Below is he song she performed this morning for the last day of school (and yes, she wrote it all by herself!)
So I remember back in the Spring looking forward to taking some vacation in July. Got to do some work on the house, (or hire some professionals to do some work on the house), have some fun with Liz & the kids & get to see some family. July was good but it’s over…now it…