New Pictures!

Hey Ya’ll!

I just went to Malaysia with Brian and Mary Beth last week to get a new visa so that I can stay in Thailand longer. We had a great time together! I kept forgetting to take pictures while I was there, but, I did take some of the beautiful view I had from my hotel room. Check them out ! ~ From the Land of Smiles

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Pictures!

Khorat Pictures Part One !! – From the Land of Smiles

Vacation :)

DSC03241Sorry for the lack of posts lately! And I apologize to those of you that I promised to email updates to. For some reason I have been able to receive emails, but, not able to send any :/

Last week the Stubenrauchs took the opportunity to go on a rare vacation while Mary Beth’s mother is here. We had  so much fun! We were by the ocean, which was a first for me, and it was beautiful! God’s artistic hand in everything continually amazes me. We didn’t do a lot except eat, swim, and sleep 🙂 Haha! Actually, it was a very refreshing time for me. There were times that I could feel the Lord’s presence. To look at pictures of our time on the island click HERE

Tomorrow I start taking Thai language lessons with a woman nearby!  I’m pretty excited. My prayer is that I will learn the language quickly so I can communicate more with the people around me. Especially the two little girls that live in the house that I share with Christina and P’Thak.

cleftRock

On Monday, we left for a place called cleftRock to get away as a family so Dad and John could unwind from their most recent trip to Sudan and also to kind of prepare for my upcoming trip to Thailand. cleftRock is a retreat center for pastors and missionaries and their families. It is a wonderful, beautiful, and peaceful place set back deep into the woods. We had a great time together taking walks, listening to the birds, praying, eating junk food, playing games and of course, taking pictures 🙂 . Below are some of the over 100 photos my brother, John, and I shot while on a walk together.  I took most of them because, well, I was a little bit hoggish with the camera that day 🙂 . But we had a very special brother – sister time together. 

If you like any of the pictures we would really appreciate that you do not use them without our permission. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed taking them! God bless! 

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The house we stayed in

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This was the perfect name for our little hideaway 

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John took this close up of the Iris – It was one of the only Iris’ there still in bloom

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John wanted to take a shot of the parking sign 🙂 He has a good eye cause I certainly wouldn’t have thought of it! 

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I really like this pic of a fence that John took too

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I took this one 🙂

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John took this great picture

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cleftRock was started by a couple who wanted to give pastors and missionaries a place to find rest, counsel, and quiet. Their own son was a missionary along with his wife and children in South America. Back in 2003 he was killed by guerilla rebels. His parents brought his body back to cleftRock to be buried at his favorite spot on the property. The next few photos are of his grave site and of the place surrounding it that was made for people to come to think and reflect. His family is still serving as  missionaries in South America. 

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With the Family

I’m going to be away from the computer for a few days while our family is on a mini vacation/retreat together. When we come back home, hopefully I’ll be back with lots of photos from this week and the surprise Mother’s Day trip to New York my mom and I took while Dad and John were in Sudan:) . God bless, and Happy Memorial Day! Please remember in the midst of your family gatherings to give honor to all the men and women who gave their lives or are still fighting for our country.

Country Girl Recipes

NT3724351I have decided to return to the land of recipe blogs!!  I realized that I missed posting on Country Girl Recipes.  So, I have returned with some new recipes that  I think you will enjoy.  Rules are the same as before ( :) ) : if you use a recipe on that’s on there I would love to hear from you to know if you have made any changes to it or just to let me know that you liked it or not!  God bless you and happy cooking!

Newest Sewing Project Pictures: Toile Fabric Apron

Here are pictures of my apron as promised! Please feel to once again let me know what you think. I appreciate any help I can get 🙂 .

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My trusty “not-so-happy-to-do-this” helper/model, Jeremiah! 🙂

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