20 06, 2015
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Growing up

By |June 20th, 2015|Stories|1 Comment


Since our arrival in Montenegro over a year and a half ago, Joy has grown and changed significantly. Scared and anxious about leaving her “known” life in the States, she was apprehensive about what she would find […]

31 05, 2015
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Oh the places we’ll hike…

By |May 31st, 2015|Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have we mentioned yet that this country is amazing? The more places we visit and explore, the more amazed we are at Montenegro. There is beauty to enjoy during every season here. Spring, however, is one of […]

29 03, 2015

Sweet Sixteen

By |March 29th, 2015|Stories|2 Comments

We celebrated Hannah’s 16th birthday on February 18. How the years have flown! Her life has been filled with transition and change. As a result, no matter where we have lived she has found a way to […]

26 08, 2014
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16 fortnights

By |August 26th, 2014|Stories|2 Comments

To begin this post, there are two obvious observations that need to be made: first, we have been in Montenegro one year now, and second, this post is long overdue. That being said, it is time to […]

25 12, 2013
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Merry Christmas!

By |December 25th, 2013|Stories|1 Comment

This week we had the privilege of hosting some 50 friends and neighbors for a Christmas celebration. It was such a great time to bless others and also to be blessed. We hope to make this an […]

16 12, 2013

Why learning the language is crucial…for survival!!

By |December 16th, 2013|Outtakes|9 Comments

 Here we are, in our beautiful Montenegro enjoying the Christmas season. We didn’t bring any Christmas decorations with us, so we decided to make our own ornaments this year. I found a good recipe for clay made […]

30 11, 2013


By |November 30th, 2013|Stories|3 Comments

Our first Thanksgiving in Podgorica turned out to be a memorable day. Over several days we prepared all our favorite Thanksgiving dishes to share with friends. What I liked most about it was getting to make everything […]

4 11, 2013

Adjusting, Connecting, Learning

By |November 4th, 2013|Stories|3 Comments

Although life here doesn’t seem to be as fast-paced as we are used to, it has been quite full. We are all trying to find a balance between National school, homeschool, language, friendships, business, our family, and […]

14 10, 2013

The Excursion

By |October 14th, 2013|Stories|12 Comments

Recently, I was given the opportunity to tour the entire country of Montenegro with my 9th grade class. It was absolutely amazing! We went to the northern and southern parts of the country and saw many different […]

29 09, 2013

Grapes and More Grapes

By |September 29th, 2013|Stories|3 Comments

We have so many grapes that we can make grape juice (5 liters) and grape jam (still in process)! We picked dozens and dozens of grapes, but, we harvested a little late. :(  Because of that, when daddy started to […]