Comme Si, Como What? English please.

Basically every night our supper table turns into a hodgepodge of languages. Up until recently it just ping-ponged from English to Portuguese, and whenever it got too far over to the latin side, I would come in sounding very authoritative. English please. We’re speaking English right now. When one starts … There's More →


Dad is great! Give us chocolate cake!

I’m a single parent until Thursday, and although I’m not fighting back tears right now, it will probably happen some time in the next few days. For those of you leaping to conclusions right about now, our marriage is strong. No lawyers are being contacted. Instead, Nina had a wonderful … There's More →


The Best of….December

Nina started her blog, Portugal Bound, waaayyy back in 2007. It has gone through stops and starts and several iterations. With the increasing popularity and ease of Facebook along with the challenge of 5 kids in school, the ministry…etc, blogging has stopped being as much of a priority as it … There's More →


Nanny & Papaw are here!

They arrived safely, on time and with all their luggage!  We couldn’t be happier! They were exhausted of course, but hung in until bedtime.  They even went ahead a gave us all our goodies! This is only a few of the marvelous things we received.  We also received clothes that … There's More →


Good-byes are Inevitable

Our guests left yesterday. It’s sad around here. Of all the time we’ve spent with guests over the last two years, Nanny and Papaw experienced by far, the worst weather Portugal has to offer. That didn’t stop us from doing things, although maybe it should have and we all wouldn’t … There's More →


A Week Just Isn’t Long Enough

I can hardly believe that Nanny and Papaw will be leaving in three days! Time is flying by. Their luggage made it to our home without harm last Tuesday evening and we prepared the gifts for the kids to have Christmas Wednesday morning. The weather has been difficult. It hailed … There's More →


Nanny and PaPaw

Nanny and Papaw arrived safely after 4 flights and 24 hours of travel. They arrived safe and sound. However, 3 of their 4 pieces of luggage have yet to make it. These bags contained not only all of Papaw’s clothes, but Christmas gifts for our family. Won’t you help us … There's More →


An Open Invitation

Ever dreamed of spending Christmas in Europe? Well, now’s your chance. COME VISIT ME!!! Well, the vineyards and cornfields of northern Portugal might not be Paris, France….but it’s Europe none the less. Complete with man purses, wonderful coffee….and…the Andrzejewski family!! Not only will we leave the light on for you, … There's More →


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