Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Going private...

now that we've moved back to the states i'm going to delete this blog (since I barely ever post anyway:) thanks for listening to me rant and share about God's work in our lives while we were in Hungary. Keep in touch via facebook - would love to hear from you.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our first family vacation!!!

Disneyworld or Bust! Yes, we made the 8-10 hour drive to Orlando and it was well worth it. Thomas was thrilled about Mickey...and I admit I was too!!! We rode all the kids rides we could, saw parades and shows and we had such a great time as a family plus did it at a min. cost. All three babies did really well with the crowds, lines, etc. I think there were enough distractions to keep them occupied. Going on vacation really reminded me how much I am blessed. I really enjoy each member of my family - my cute kids, my amazing husband. Nana came with us too, but had to leave to be with my sister as her baby came early - welcome Addi!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How life has changed...

Since we posted...
1. We've officially moved to the states - bought a house & living in Suburbia USA of Montgomery
2. Oliver works as a soccer coach, substitute and helps at his family's farm
3. the kids are now 1 & 2 - walking, talking (at least mama can understand it) and personalities are coming out. They got every cold/flu this past season but we're hoping spring will bring better health!
I've experienced more of the American life, had culture shock, had lonely moments, had a few happy ones. but for the most part we're still waiting to see why God moved us back...though we may never know. Thank you for praying.

Rebi is a ham, people say she is "always smiling" though she can be quite fisty! Charlie is still our snuggle bear. He is finally walking and loves to play in our laps! Thomas is definitly the big brother - trying to balance his alone time with his twin bro & sis running around. he loves wrestling, Mickey and playing outside! (yes, he puts tupperware on his head to be funny:).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Settling In"

Rebi Anne and Charlie swimming at Nana & G'pa Ricks :)
with Grammy and Nana at the new lake house in WA
Mclemore family on the 4th of July. Our 1st boat ride as a fam :)

I just had to put this on - Thomas LOVES the Mickey Mouse he has been introduced to since being in the states. He now takes the disney characters he has and lines them up in front of the TV when he watches!!! hilarious - we have NO idea where this comes from. He'll organize us for life :)

Oliver with all the babies in AL

Life in these United States...
So while we are here I continually remind myself of Psalm 73
Yet I am always with you, I hold you by my right hand, I guide you with my counsel and afterward I will take you into glory. Who have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever....but as for me it is good to be near God.
Oliver and I have looked at each other countless times and said "what are we doing here"? We are thrilled to be with family and to meet new friends, see old friends. But there is something missing for us - a hole for us. We miss our Hungary - the one filled with culture & old friends, the small adventures of going to the store and looking up words to make sure we know how to communicate. We are still getting use to understanding everyone, all the time. Many people ask us "so, what are you doing here?"...and of course I want to say "I don't know!" But the answer is said above in those Scriptures - we're here to live for Christ and do what pleases Him. For those wondering what we are doing...Oliver is working for his dad & uncle at the farm and will begin subbing at the end of this month. I am still trying to help the kids adjust - trying to keep up with them as they become more and more mobile. We're trying to laugh and not cry. We're having a great time here but like I said, we're still adjusting to the culture & even being married in the states. We take it a day at a time as our heart longs to be "home". But again as the Scripture reminds me "home" is not here and I'll never find it here on earth. It is the longing that I have in my heart that needs to remind me of the "home" that comes when I no longer live. When I get to rejoice with my Savior in Heaven.
Anyway, thank you all for praying. If you remember, please continue to pray :) We do have new numbers now so email us at mclemore1125@hotmail.com if you haven't received them yet!!! We'd love to hear from you :)