Monday, November 10, 2008


Hi everybody!! Well, it has taken this long to FINALLY get internet, tv, and a phone where we can call long to say the least we are so excited! Now, that doesn't mean that the tv works whenever we turn it on...but it does work 50% of the time and we are able to get Fox News. We have so much to update you on so I will have to do it in chunks instead of a huge blog post. I'll briefly give you an update on what's going on right now. Matt started his Greek lessons today. It is 4 hours a day from 1-5pm Mon-Fri. This will last for 3 weeks. I am tutoring two children in English and it is going well. The girl is in 3rd grade and the boy is in 6th grade. It is fun and it keeps me in the teaching mode. I'm also teaching the children's Bible class on Sundays. We had 4 children last Sunday. Most of my time of course is spent taking care of Ashtyn. She is growing up and already has 2 teeth on the bottom. She now has two teeth coming from the top too. She loves to touch the power cords and she knows she is not allowed to go there, but of course she does anyway. She is so funny and she stares at us as she makes her way to the cords. When we say "no" she gets startled and will just stare us down. It is really hard to keep a straight face and we have found ourselves busting out laughing. We're going to have to get control of ourselves if any kind of discipline will work. She has finally come around to liking food so that is great! She is not crawling on all fours, but can basically get to where she wants on her elbows. The biggest challenge for me right now is the driving!! Greece has absolutely no structure or organization to driving and not an inch of space to I have been very reluctant to driving. However, depending on Matt to take me everywhere is becoming very difficult especially when I have to go to tutoring on Mon and Wed, so I am being forced to learn how to drive. I have to learn two things: How To Drive In Greece and How To Drive A Stickshift

I'll let you know how all that goes. My parents are in London right now so I'm taking care of their new puppy, Simba. My dad bought Simba for my mom as a surprise birthday present!

So here are a few pics starting from 6.5 months and I will make my way up to 8 months in the next few postings.

At Mimi and Pappou's house when we were living with them.

Mimi's new puppy, Simba! He's too cute!!

At church, on potluck Sunday.

Ashtyn having a blast playing with Simba.

Hip Hip Hooray!

Ashtyn is 7 months old in this picture.

I'll try to post some more tomorrow!

1 comment:

Melody said...

She is just the most cutest sweetest little baby...I'm so sad I can't see her in person. She seems like such a happy girl!! Thanks for all the pictures...I'm already looking forward to the next batch :) Sending kisses from Texas! (AND WISHING I WERE IN GREECE)