Best of…July

It’s been a few months since we’ve done a collection of “best of” links here on the blog. So, go with us on a trip down memory lane. For those of you who don’t know, Nina started her blog, Portugal Bound, waaayyy back in 2007. It has gone through stops … There's More →


#1 Thing I Don’t Miss

On our way back to the house after a few hours on the beach, Michael and I were talking about how cool it is to slip away on a Monday morning to lay in the sun on a deserted beach.  It takes us about 8 minutes to get there.  It’s … There's More →


Hit the target

With a gold medal already in the bag, American shooter Matt Emmons was one shot away from double gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Matt was at the top of his game. He had already won the International Shooting Sport Federation Championship in 2002 and 2004. His final target was … There's More →


Humbled by Generosity

I was on the phone helping a friend schedule appointments in the States when the email arrived. The notification flashed across the screen and was gone. All I saw was Paypal. Like a best seller around a librarian, that kind of email doesn’t stay unread for long. So I swiped … There's More →


Pop the Bubble

Without giving out too much information, prayerfully, I’m planning on including this post in a larger project that I’m slowly working on. I don’t often ask for comments, but would love your thoughts, after reading it…if you have any.  One of the greatest blessings of living in the United States … There's More →


The Best of…February

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 →


TCKs are cool!

TCKs are cool! Since you don’t want to be accused of being uncool by not knowing what TCKs are, you better go read our primer first, then come back. This post will still be here when you’re done. It’s not going anywhere. TCKs or Third Culture Kids are, as you … There's More →


Simple Act of Kindness

I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in Portuguese culture, but what I’ve learned is this: women greet most people with two kisses.  Right cheek, then the left. This goes for a women greeting a man or a another woman in a casual setting of course. I don’t walk … There's More →


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