Saturday, January 2, 2010

HAPPY 2010 !!!

It is a new year and it is time to write a new post on my Blog.
Donzel and I are back in the USA since the end of October 09. There haven't been many big chances yet but here are some pictures of what we have been doing.
Hmmm... I am not sure if I should write in English or auf Deutsch. Anyway, a picture says more than a thousand words so I go with that :-)

Addition at the Woomert's Home:

That project has kept us busy and is very exciting too. And there is still a lot of work to do.

Since the beginning of December, Donzel has gotten a job. We are very thankful to God for that. Although, if you are two people and you have one car and you live in northern Idaho you have a problem. So we went and looked for another car. This is what we ended up with.

We had a wonderful Christmas with friends and lots of good food. People asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said, we need a house. So Tivoli made a nice cute little house and gave it to me for Christmas. That was so sweet. However, we are still looking for our own place. Right now we are house sitting for a family and we take care of their hoses while they are gone.

That's about it.
We wish you a Happy New Year 2010 and God's rich blessing. He is the same in the past in the present and in the future.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fires and Headaches

So, I haven't been feeling well lately; a sore throat, headache and sniffy nose are the complaints. And I was complaining a bit. Partly because now we are packing up to leave Switzerland and I don't enjoy that at all....the packing OR the leaving.

Emmi and Franz have been wonderful to both Markus and I the past couple months. There probably isn't much I can think of that they haven't done for us. To leave them and know that there are likely years between now and the next visit is hard. Hard for them and for us. They love their son very much and they love me too. But, they know that we have a common Father and He loves us much more than we love each other. In the end, we give thanks for the past 5 months and praise Him for the time we have had.

There are a lot of unknowns for Markus and I ----- where we will live long term, what work Markus will be able to find, when we might have children, if God will call us to a mission field overseas, if we will go to a Bible school. We do have confidence in this:

...that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

Oh, about the headaches and fires? Markus and I went for a walk this afternoon and stopped at the neighbor's house because the whole family was standing outside looking at something. The "something" that they were watching was the house across the valley, which was on fire. We could see very dark smoke coming from the third story windows and then after a little while some flames from the second story window. The family lost their barn to a fire earlier this summer and I think it was quite hard for them to see another building burning, especially a home.

I was thinking about it later on, how this puts my little headache in perspective....Nothing compared to a burning home. From a distance the damage didn't look so terrible, but you know many things that were treasured are ruined; things that can't be replaced. I hope that if anything like that ever happens to me I'll remember where my real treasures are.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

There we go. Wasn't that hard was it??????????

It is about 3 x 2 inches big, 1/32 thick and made of plastic. It is amazing what this means for some people. They do almost everything to get it. Spend hours on the Internet and download forms which they fill out with no end of trouble, make phone calls, drive to places, talk to lots of different people and write checks like mad. And then they wait and wait and wait and wait. And wait. And hope for THE DAY. A day like the 2nd of September 2009. The door bell rings. Ding, dong (it could also sound like; bim bam, or drringgg it doesn't matter at all how it sound like for this story. So don't worry about it. You can just pick one you like. Best might be when you imagine one that sounds very typical for a door bell so you don't confuse it with the clock which is hanging at the wall in the living room. As I said, it doesn't matter). Anyway, outside is the postman, asking for some money, for he has a package for me. Then I also need to sign twice and he scans at lot of bar codes (takes him forever) and then I get a little box. And there it is. That tiny little thing some people are so crazy about. Actually people just like me.
Anyway, now I have it too and you all can be jealous of me, hihhihihihihihihi.

I'm very thankful that God watched over the whole process.


PS: If you don't know what I am talking about; it is the Green Card!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I love my brother....

He's special, what else can I say?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The license to work!

It is time for another little post on our blog. I would say I am a big step closer to my Green Card. On Wednesday March 25th I got my "Employment Authorization Card"!!! This card allows me to take a job and earn money (and pay taxes...).
Anyway, I am very happy about it and I hope to get my Green Card soon too. The work card does not give me permission for traveling. Obviously God has a little different plan than we do. I am excited to see what happens next.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This year hasn't been what most people would refer to as "epic", but we've gotten several good ski days in.
Markus has gotten to experience Schweitzer in all it's glory.....i.e. clouds, fog, rain, heavy fog, snow and low cloud banks. Schweitzer is known for several things, fantastic views of lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Ponderay) and the surrounding mountain ranges, unpredictable snowfall and fog. Sometimes you actually bring your camera and it turns out to be a really nice day.
Here are a few selections of the 08-09 season.
Neat facts about the lake: With a surface area of 148 square miles, it is 65 miles (105 km) long, and 1,150 feet (350 m) deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the United States!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Happy New Year 2009

We wish you all a blessed new year 2009. Might God be with you and show you his ways.

I know it has been a VERY long time since I posted last. That's not because I don't like you but it's because I don't like to write...
Well, I guess I at least try to upload some pictures more often. They are more interesting anyway.

Anyway, we are doing very well and are so happy to be married.

See you.

PS. If anybody has a Green Card you don't need anymore I would be happy to have it ;-)