Furlough Fun!

After three weeks Stateside, I’ve determined a few things…….

Captain D’s is really greasy.
Air conditioning makes me freeze.
Rich foods make my kids throw up.
Justice is ready to go home.
Coffee is brown water.
I miss my dog, church family and friends.

BUT, on the other hand……..

Paper plates are wonderful.
Built in Ice/water dispenser in fridge is luxurious.
Fellowship is refreshing.
Family and friends are priceless.
Krispy kreme is better than I remembered.

Just a few pics from the last few weeks…..

Justice caught his first ever ‘lightening bug’.


Family trip with my extended family. Pictured here, 15 of the 16 great-grandchildren.

Getting reacquainted with cousins.

Learning to drive go carts.

14 year anniversary.

Melon at the park.

Hanging out with Gramps who had just had surgery.


Our lives as missionaries are so full and rich….. full of people and places that we love and cherish. I’m so thankful for a few weeks this summer to spend time with loved ones we’ve missed dearly. But on the other hand, I’m missing precious people across the Atlantic.

Prayers from Memphis,

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00046578762773902576 DASI GLAM

    You have such a beautiful family. Hope you have a good time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10941330611183168587 raising4princesses

    you look so amazing! I love your hair! – Maria

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357132033070346815 Betty

    Great pics! It shows you´re in the right place, if you are missing home already. 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 Cathy

    So glad you guys are having a great time.

    Have a blessed July 4th!

  • HCarvalho

    There are go karts near your home, there’s a Go Kart indoor center in Ribeirão, Famalicão. After so many months in Portugal, must be a shock returning to America, here there’s no tea party and religion has no place in politics, in the ol’USA unfortunately it’s not the same. Never a portuguese politician ever spoke about creationism, if he said that he didn’t believe in evolution his political career would be over.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14996520380383740721 Heather Simpson

    Nina,
    Glad ya’ll are getting to visit in the States….if you are still in Memphis, ya’ll ought to contact East Hill Baptist Church and see if you can present your work…that is where we are going now. You would love the Pastor and I don’t think we support anyone from Portugal.
    Happy Independence day!!
    Love,
    Heather Simpson

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10540064662050920859 Personalized Sketches and Sentiments

    What wonderful photos of all of you and your time with family. Happy anniversary and hope your kids’ “Gramps” is recovering quickly from his surgery…Love the smiles on the kids faces!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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