Monday, October 31, 2011

Taking the animals to see the wild animals!

Carrie and I took our 30 animals to see the wild animals at the zoo.  We did this to enhance our study of animal habitats!  It was a fun trip despite the cooler weather!  They had a grand time on their scavenger hunt through the zoo to locate which animals lived in which of the 6 habitats we had been studying!  So fun!  These kids are so cute and fun to hang out with.  We had marvelous parent volunteers that made this field trip go smoothly!

Some cuties! 
Posing for their teacher!

Facinated by the Hippos!

So cute!

Quite regal

Watching the Seal feeding

The most handsome 3rd graders at ICSV

More cute ones!

Friday, October 28, 2011

An Honor

I, Amanda, was asked to speak at the Middle School and High school Spiritual Emphasis Week a few weeks ago.  It was quite an honor to be selected.  I was asked to share my testimony from my birth until my calling to Vienna.  I am really glad that I was required to do camp counselor training many years before so I was able to quickly write up testimony and then pray that I wouldn't throw up from nerves as I spoke to the 'big' kids.  I was so nervous speaking but the Lord used my words to impact the 'big' kids in a marvelous ways!  Thank you Lord for choosing me to live this life where I can glorify you.  Thank you for allowing me to always see you working within my life.  Thank you for your fingerprints that are clearly evident within my life story!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Long Night of Museums

We recently attended Vienna's Long Night of Museums that is held here in Vienna once a year.  We love it!  You pay 13 Euro and on one night hundreds of museums are open and you can go to as many as you are physically able!  This year we went to:

  • The Treasury - where the crown jewels are 
  • The National Library
  • The Albertina - an art museum
  • The Globe Museum
  • The Paper Museum
  • The Old Instrument Museum
  • The Jewish Museum
  • The Roman Museum
It was a fun night but quite tiring!  Here are some pics of some of those sights...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Furry Friends

We are cat sitting some furry friends named Marille and Newton this year!  We love them!  They are quite relaxing and a good form of destressing therapy when we pet them!  Newton has really warmed up to me and will come sit next to me begging to be petted every morning and evening.  We are so happy to keep them safe this year but are sad that there are so many people on staff that are allergic to them!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Need some socks?

Carrie learned how to knit a pair of socks at the same time this summer and now there is no stopping her!  She has made several pairs of socks and some really cute ones for her soon to be new cousin!  She loves it and it most certainly keeps her ADD hands busy!  :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Carrie's Birthday

I know this is late but Carrie's birthday was August 26 and a few friends and I took her to Salzburg to celebrate.  It was a surprise to her!  I told her the day before that she would need to pack a bag for the weekend and feed the cats enough to help them survive two nights without us!  She was shocked but went along with it.  We saw beautiful Salzburg and even went on the Sound of Music tour.  It was a lot of fun and I think she really enjoyed her celebration!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You would think...

You would think that living in this mobile community would make us very good at saying goodbye.  Well that is not true.  It actually gets harder and harder.  My heart seems to hurt more and more with each one.  Then I remember that the Lord put us here for a purpose and will walk alongside us with these goodbyes.  

This last week we said good bye to this smiley one:
Please join us in prayer for little miss smiley.  Pray that all we have taught her about the Lord will stick with her as she transitions back into her "home" culture.