Our incredibly talented friends Dennis and Amy have a new video up.
We love how well it shows off Prague’s Christmas glitterings…. be sure to stay tuned to the very end!
A few more random shots from the last several months.
Post swim class.
I don’t know Czech for, “My children are hiding in the lockers!” so seconds after I snapped this shot they almost put an old lady in the hospital when she tried to hang her coat up. Oh dear.
She got to live with us while she looked for a place of her own, and we were so so so SO excited to have her under our roof.
[Seriously– one of the easiest houseguests of all time.]
A highlight of our summer was getting grown-up bikes with kid seats.
Mine was the fruit of multiple Christmas & birthday gifts, and Jake’s was a hand-me-down from the sweet Syvertsens. We’re so thankful.
It’s really added a fun element to our afternoons and weekends, it’s fabulous for taking kids to school, and we’ve even ventured into heavy traffic for the occasional adventurous errand!
Here are just two shots from our first bike date night.
Phil & Shanna introduced us to a fabulous ride by the river, into a village, up some hills (ughh!) and over to one of our favorite cafes.
Next summer we’ll try mid-day dates so we won’t have to ride home in the dark!
We had such a fun summer discovering and cooking with food from our neighborhood.
From a distance these look like cherries…
but they’re tiny plums. The red ones are from our garden and the yellow ones from a park down the street.
I used them for plum bread and (my favorite) tart plum butter. Mmmm!
The summer also brings gazillions of apples all over the place–
(Yes. Apples. In the summer. Because sometimes July feels like October. But I digress.)
— Sam’s skolka garden, up and down our street, playgrounds everywhere. I honestly believe the best ones are from the Davises’ yard.
And wait till you hear how Robin Hood this is.
There’s a beautiful old church in our neighborhood with a massive cemetary. One day we were exploring the area around it and came across a sign strung between two trees. The only word we understood on the sign was ‘Pozor!’ (Caution! Watch out! Beware!), so we backed away, but notice what-looked-like three file cabinets set randomly in the trees behind the church.
My thoughts: Either lost Communist manifestos (one can only hope!)
A beekeeper’s sanctuary.
Jake and several members of our team attended a conference in Berlin for church planters.
We tagged along and took advantage of the opportunity to get out of Prague and explore the city with the Davises and the Hunters, our WHM team in Vienna.
A highlight and someplace we’ll look forward to visiting again.
Lego rides, Lego 3-D movie, Lego building, Lego sculptures. It was everything we dreamed of and more.
[Our second trip through the Lego ride…. my peeps were ready for the fire-breathing dragon this time, and I was caught on camera in my natural state.]
The whole thing is enclosed in this giant airship hangar– one of the largest buildings in the world! Insane. A little creepy. And totally awesome. Read more about it here.
[…and that’s where my pictures end, because cameras and water parks don’t mix.]
We’re so thankful that we had time away in the middle of this busy semester!