I’m tired. We had a wonderful time with Kim, Andrew, and Ieva (which is pronounced Yeh-vuh, not Yay-vuh). They got here around 8pm Wednesday and left at 1pm today. They work at Lithuania Christian College in the Student Life Department, and we’ve supported them as missionaries for several years.One of my goals for the coming year is to save enough money (and work out the logistics) so I can teach English over there for 4 weeks next July in their Summer Language Institute.
We all got along so beautifully. Kim and I are very much alike and married younger men who are also similar to each other. (for example, Gabe and Andrew both hate coffee–especially the smell) And 19-month-old Ieva fit right in. They even got to meet my neighbor Olga who grew up in Latvia which borders Lithuania.
And of course they adored the Metro Gardens. The frogs, snakes and turtles were a big hit. And I filmed my video for church at the gardens while they were there, so it worked out perfectly for my kiddos.
We took them to BD’s Mongolian Barbecue for supper last night, and I told Gabe the meal was surely tax-deductible somehow since they’re missionaries. He said we could write it off as the Lord’s Supper.
The seven of us piled in our mini-van this morning (Gabe was at work) and attempted some garage sales. Two thumbs down! Teething Nina (2 more molars poking through–argh!) and freedom-seeking Ieva weren’t too thrilled about getting in and out of their car seats. We met Gabe at Chipotle for lunch.
I have a book contract! It’s not signed and all that yet, but I’ll work on a survey for you moms that should be ready by Tuesday or so. I’m so excited to write about you!
I’m too sleepy to write about anything else. Have a wonderful weekend! And HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!