Monday, December 15, 2008


That means "by God's help we've come this far." We are impatiently waiting for the perfect place to open up so that we can move and get on with Christmas and getting ready for second semester. We've followed several leads but nothing is in sight for the immediate future. The closest possibility seems to be the beginning of January when we need to have all the moving done and preparation for school made.

While we are wondering what's around this corner, we can't help but be reminded of God's faithfulness every time we go out the door and get into the classy van that God so graciously provided through our Alaskan friends. Thanks so much!!

Here is Dave thoroughly enjoying poring over the owner's manual . . . quite awhile before he got behind the wheel.

Family and fun

Our first stop has been in central Pennsylvania, where most of our children live. It's been a special blessing to be able to spend time with each of them. Thank you Bethany and Jason for sharing your home with us.

Here's Seth and Davey.

Here's Daniel.

Then we headed on to Delaware, where Brenda, Dave's sister totally spoiled us and our children.

She took us to an intriguing little Mexican restaurant, where we stuffed ourselves.

Bill picked up a black Lab from the local pound. For Vova it was love at first sight.

And we all got tickled at Brenda's attention to Bill's holey sock. First she covered it with her coffee cup; then she tied the end in a knot so that it wouldn't cut into his toes!
We were there the day Mom Krolicki had a chemotherapy treatment. Allona and Vova got to ride Brenda's moped.

We were back to PA on Sunday. The kids in the Gospel Station at Beavertown had a short Christmas program. Here's a picture of Charity's "kids."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


For the first time, we were sitting in a jet while its wings were de-iced. I tried to get a picture but it didn't turn out. Because of that we were a little late taking off but arrived in New York on time.

Kirk, Charity and Nathan were wondering if they were at the right terminal after waiting for two hours. But we came through the doors a little after 5 pm. Our luggage was long on coming through and the customs inspector did NOT let us bring in two cans of sweetened condensed milk from Ukraine.

We made it to Bethany's house, were there yesterday and plan to leave today for Delaware.

We investigated one possibility for a house to live in, and it fell through.

But God knows where we're at and what we need. I'm sure He will take care of us in His time and His way.