Thursday, December 31, 2009

Disney World

We enjoyed our two days at Disney. We were so blessed to have had a neighbour whose son worked there and he was able to get 3 of us in for free each day. The first day we went to Hollywood Studios which was great. The kids enjoyed the stunt shows and some of the rides were amazing.

This is the exact replica of a street in New York that you can walk down.
Later on, in the evening the street is lit up and it pretend snows so that you feel like you are in New York.

This is day two at Disney. We spent the day at a park called Epcot. The rides were great and there were also pavilions of different countries that you could walk through.

Matthew studying the map.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vacation - Florida

Our first day in Florida we went out on an airboat and went for an hour trip around a lake to see the wildlife. There is an amazing amount of animals done here. On this one trip we saw heaps of birds, turtles, alligators and deer. It was a great trip.

Spot the alligator.

Our Airboat Captain.
The bird life was amazing. We saw several bald eagles and many other birds.
This is the biggest one we saw. When we got close it dived under but not before Anna-Marie and Joel got wet from it splashing its tail.

Vacation - Savannah

Our first stop on vacation was Savannah, Georgia where we stayed with Alan and Cynthia Boson. Alan and Cynthia are the parents of a friend from seminary and church who we met early on. Alan is a New Zealander so they flew our flag for us. They were great hosts and took us out sightseeing for the day.

The city of Savannah is very beautiful. It is a very old city and they have preserved it well.

We visited this orphanage which was the first orphanage in the US, established in 1740 by George Whitfield.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Mark has graduated! It is hard to believe in some ways. Today has been a great day of celebration and thanking God for this stage of our lives coming to an end. We move on Monday and are busy packing and cleaning. We leave for vacation on Thursday so you may not hear from us for a few weeks. Thank you to all of those who sent messages congratulating Mark, they mean a lot to us, it really does feel like quite an achievement for the whole family.
Mark with Dr York who he is doing the internship with.

Mark with the president of Southern Seminary, Dr Albert Mohler. The family photo in the warmth of the Legacy Center. It was -3 oC today!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dorothy Sayers Christmas Concert

Joel and the girls sang in the Dorothy Sayers annual Christmas Concert last Friday night. This song is in Latin which all students 9 and up learn. This choir is the Middle School (Intermediate) and High School choir.