Warming Up

When Brian says that it’s minus twenty-two and that it has warmed up, I’m glad to be sitting on the couch with a phonics lesson to do. We had some guests of the younger type for supper the other day. The subject of my age came up. No, I’m not 87 nor am I 500 […]


We were having a typical homeschooling time. The older three are sometimes pretty independent which allows me short bursts of time with Michaela. She was working on the Hundreds chart learning to count from one to one hundred- really learning to keep her mouth and her index finger going at the same rate. She got […]

Five years ago TODAY

Whoa! Brian just reminded us that five years ago today, we left Cedarville to come to Nenana. He says it was a Wednesday then as well. How many things have changed since then… But our great God is still the same loving heavenly Father watching over us and guiding us. We are so thankful to […]

Little comments from a little one

Of course, you know that small children do say things that older folk find amusing. This comment was made while a young person was being wheeled around and around in the Fairbanks Wal-mart: “I wish we needed all the things that we want.” I guess that it is well known by this person that God […]

Top Ten: reasons to go to church

In the second T&T AWANA book one of the four questions is “Why should I go to church?” There are eight answers with supporting Scripture verses to back up those answers. I really think that some kids need an answer like “Because I said so”, but so far, that is not an issue we have […]

Pilot’s License

I realized that Time was passing by but I didn’t realize that it had its pilot’s license. We have been busy with 4-H service projects and individual projects and the Tanana Valley State Fair and the Nenana flood and wrapping up the end of “school” work from the spring. We also enjoyed a week of […]


                                                     The waters in Nenana are going down.  We don’t know yet the extent of the damage.  We know some people have lost their homes.  Our street is still flooded but it appears the waters are down about 8-10 inches from their crest on Sunday morning.  Adam has stopped using his canoe because the water […]

How do you travel to work?

What an adventure our lives are lately! We found a new way to get across the street to the radio station on Sunday morning.  Do not try this unless your street is under water–Ha! I used a pair of shoes destined for the trash and two trash barrel liners for my hip-waders.  We have seen […]

It is wet here.

  Please keep Nenana and KIAM in your prayers.  The flood waters are now well in Nenana.    The Tanana River appears to have crested at 14.64 feet this morning at 6:45 Saturday.  That’s 2.14 feet above the flood stage but the waters in town have continued to rise.    Though the river appears to have crested […]

Focus on vacation

What is the common element here? Driver’s side mirror being side-swiped from our truck, getting lost (only a little!), glacier-river silt blowing into our mouths as we ate, someone getting carsick (only once), $4.94 for a gallon of gas X a 44 gallon tank, SIXTY miles of a gravel road, drivers in Anchorage (they are […]