Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sommer in Marktoberdorf

My parents had originally talked about coming to visit this summer but it didn't work out and my dad recently commented that he was disappointed to not be here during the "growing season". So I thought I'd take some pictures to give you a glimpse of summer in Southern Germany. It really has been a gorgeous summer and I just told Luke the other day that I'm probably going to think that I'm going to melt our first summer back in Kansas! The highs average in the 70's and the lows in the 50's...definitely can't complain! There are several photos so I put them in a slideshow on the right hand side of the blog. I think if you click on the slideshow it will take you to the website that I uploaded them to and you can view them larger. We hope you're all doing well!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to School

While I have enjoyed the past few months and the time I've had to adjust to living in Germany and the role of wife it has definitely gotten more difficult in recent weeks to find enough to do to keep busy. So this Thursday it is back to school for me. I am taking 4 courses at KU Med and plan to finish with a Masters of Public Health Nursing. Fortunately I'll be able to complete all my courses online and then will have 2 semesters of clinicals to complete when we return to the States. So it's time to hit the books!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Lord is Good

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
~Psalm 100

This past weekend the weather was gorgeous and we didn't have anywhere we had to be so Luke and I decided to ride our bikes towards Füssen (a town in the Alps where the Neuschwanstein castle is located). We thought we'd either ride part way and back or ride all the way and then take the train home. After we'd been riding for awhile we realized we hadn't brought any money with us for the wherever we rode to we'd be riding back. We ended up within about 5 km of Füssen by the time we stopped for lunch...which made it about 55 km (35 mi.) round trip. I was reminded once again of the Lord's goodness and majesty surrounded by His beautiful creation! We have been so blessed in our first 5 months of marriage! It definitely hasn't been perfect and the Lord is already using our marriage to teach us just how selfish we can be and to refine us. I hope that I can continue to learn to praise Him in all circumstances and situations and learn to trust that even the difficult times are from Him and are in accordance with His good and perfect will. Here are some pictures from where we stopped for lunch.


You can barely see Neuschwanstein castle in mountains
(towards the left)