4 Unexpected Changes

When we moved to Dublin in 2012, we knew there would be a lot for us to figure out. Everything from learning a new banking system, to understanding how utilities operate, to figuring out where to buy various items you need (There are no mega-stores here and usually a...

Summer Break

The Wilsons are not in Dublin. Thank you for stopping by our little corner of the internet. We are currently in the States and will return before the end of August. While we are gone the blog will be rather quiet…If you’re here because we’ve...

Day in Dublin

Last week Liz and I began something we’d talked about for a while but had a difficult time getting started. While I am still looking for a job in Dublin, and we are still putting time and effort into fund-raising, the fact is our schedule has some flexibility....

Heading West

Liz, Méabh and I dropped off Erin and Brenna on Saturday and drove to the west coast of Ireland.  It was the first time since we arrived here last summer that we’ve taken any time to get away…it was long over due. We were originally planning to stay for two...

And yet another update (still no internet)

It is amazing how much you take for granted having internet in your house. While our family would gripe a bit about having only 1.6 Mbps to split among 5 people, we have discovered that 1.6 is much much faster than 0.0 Mbps which is where we currently are. According...

So, How’s the Church Plant Coming?

We’ve discovered since we moved to Dublin that there has been some misunderstanding about our time line for church planting. The common thinking seems to be that we would move here, and immediately start working on the plant. So after talking it over with a few...

Random Stuff In My Head

I guess I’ve been a bit obsessed with the house hunt recently (ya think?). Thought I’d take a few minutes to share some other things going on with our transition to Ireland. In no specific order: Méabh hates Mozart: Last week Liz mentioned that she has...

The Week Ahead

At 2:15 this afternoon, my flight from Dublin to Boston will take off and shortly after that the 6 of us will be the most spread out we have ever been. One of us will be over the Atlantic Ocean Two of us will be in Ireland One will be in Northern Ireland One in...

We are still here

I have been a bit absent from my little corner of the interwebs lately.  In the past three weeks we have, put our house up for sale, sold our house & bought a new one.  As I’ve mentioned previously, Liz and I were planning on being here on South Hill at...

My Favorite Christmas Present

Yesterday I wrote that my favorite Christmas movie was A Christmas Story.  Staying with that theme, I was trying to think of my favorite Christmas present from when I was a kid.  The best I could do was narrow it down to two presents…and actually...