Malin Head…mostly

Malin Head…mostly

Malin Head is a two-hour drive from where we are staying in Donegal, but I have wanted to visit for a while. So, we get to the top of the hill, looking for a place to park, and people start waving at us. There was a thought that perhaps they were signaling that we...
Thanksgiving in Dublin

Thanksgiving in Dublin

For most of the 22 years before we moved to Dublin, Liz and I would pack up our car with 4 or 5 days worth of clothes, and head off to Western New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. (Liz’s parents were from Ireland and her family didn’t celebrate...
Looking Back…September

Looking Back…September

It seems the month of September has been filled in on our calendar since May. Lots of important stuff going on. Wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the highlights from the past month before we move too far into October. My 9 Favourite Pictures From...
And We’re Back

And We’re Back

Last spring I stopped blogging. While I love writing, blogging had become a chore and I wasn’t enjoying it. The previous autumn I shut down my personal blog and focused on theWilsonsInDublin.com. It seemed like a good way to keep friends and family up-to-date with our...
A couple things you might be wondering…

A couple things you might be wondering…

This week we pack our remaining stuff in a few duffles, & move our family to Dublin. Wanted to take a quick break & answer a few questions we’ve been getting a lot lately: Q: Are you ready? – I don’t know. I’ve never done something like...

Open Letter to the Ithaca Vineyard

Over the past few weeks we’ve mentioned the strategic planning meetings our church council had been holding over the past several months. One of the areas we are hoping to address going forward is making sure the Vineyard is a place where people feel comfortable...

My New Favorite iPhone App

Okay, when our trip to Europe started, I didn’t expect to have any cause to write about iPhone Apps.  However, after the adventure our family had this past week, I needed to mention my new favourite iPhone app, LED Light for iPhone 4. One of the main things...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I wrote a brief post shortly before I left on our sabbatical listing some habits that I was hoping to reincorporate back into my life during those four weeks.  And with most of them, I’m doing pretty well.  I’m jogging 3-4 times/week, I’m eating much...

Sabbatical

At our recent church business meeting I announced to our church that I am taking a sabbatical this year.  Since not everyone was at the business meeting, and since we didn’t go into a lot of details there, I figured I’d go into a bit more detail and answer...