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Happy Birthday, Sam!

Sam’s birthday was a blessing in more ways than one.
We thank the Lord that we’ve had these three years with him, of course, but it was also sweet to see our new community here in Prague embrace and celebrate our boy with us.

A couple of hams waiting patiently….

Birthday Stage Fright took over once again when the candles came out…

…but he recovered quickly and seemed to enjoy the plethora of frosting & sprinkles just fine.


He was treated more than royally by his new friends.

Piper was the only one who really enjoyed my birthday craft.
Thanks for showing me the love, Piper.

Parents always outnumber kids at these things.


Thanks, Mark, for the pictures.
And thanks, everyone, for celebrating with us!

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Hospital Holiday

As you probably heard, Foard was in the hospital for 10days fighting a random viral skin infection.
It was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced as a parent, but the Lord was so near & good to us that I have nothing but thankfulness for the whole thing.
Yes, being in a foreign country made it harder.
Yes, the language barrier was huge.
Yes, there were times I was ready to pack it up and head back to the States.
But we really received excellent care, and the doctors and nurses (especially) went out of their way to help us.

And we have a healthy baby back at home now.
Thank you, Lord!

A few images from our stay:
The children’s wing of the hospital. [not the slanting roof– that’s just bad picture-taking!]

Our room for the last half of our stay– because of the nature of Foard’s virus, we were in a private room– a true luxury!

Our little man on Day9– the improvement was phenomenal!

Tea is a big thing over here– everyone drinks it, and it’s especially important to give to your children [Sam even has it for lunch at school!]
This was my own private tea pitcher and mug.

And these were for the babies on our wing. Bottles of tea. Interesting, huh?

Lots of quality time together!

One of our favorite activities: Sit in the ginormous stuffed chair and think about how it would fit perfectly in a church youth room.

Going home!!!


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Everyday People

Random shots from our everydays.

My mom made this hat for my brother when we were little. So hip.

A most excellent translation.

On Sundays after rest time we always have “Chocolate [Nutella] Toast” before church. And we always get these results.

Preciousness. You can’t beat the smiley stage.

Honorable guests at a living room picnic.

“Can I wear my elephant costume to the Czech grocery store where we already stand out like a sore thumb?”
Why not???

Sometimes the BigBadWolf is too much for even his biggest fan.


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My Blue Sky

Happy Birthday, Jake!
You’ve worn many hats this year.

Some new hats



Some fun hats


Some big hats




And many, many heavy hats.

You’ve been many things for many people.
You’ve poured yourself out for us in countless ways, and you’ve loved us so so well.

I’ve never been more thankful that you’re my husband.
I love you.
Happy Birthday!

[And now just a couple more awesome pictures that I discovered.]