Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Greg's first snow

This past weekend Brian decided to clean out the freezer. He gathered a bowl full of “snow” and showed it to Greg.

Greg liked it at first…


But then he realized how cold it was!


anniversary

Three years ago today I married my best friend. Happy anniversary Brian!

Here are some photos of the fun memories from our wedding:

I had a very relaxing and fun time before the ceremony. (Brian, however, got stuck in a Sunday school classroom at the church and was forgotten there for the better part of an hour.)


My favorite part about my dress was my buttons, which I sewed on myself.


Here are the handsome Frey brothers. Here’s a hint. Next time you go to a wedding, don’t look at the bride as she walks down the aisle. Watch the groom’s face.












This is what you get when you have your brothers as your bridesmaids. Ben is like, "what the heck am I supposed to do with these flowers??"


With this ring…


I’m pretty sure the photographers took as many photos of my adorable niece as they did of Brian and I.


Mom trying to fix my bustle at the reception. The darn thing never did turn out quite right.


Ben feeding me a donut while mom works on the bustle. I was so hungry!


It’s always a party when the Freys and Seicks get together.


Taking a break at the reception.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

a new job for Susan

Now here is a change of pace for me – I’m going to be teaching Spanish at the High School for the next 6 months!  One of the teachers at the Ukarumpa International School had to leave PNG suddenly due to unexpected medical issues in the family, and the school was left scrambling for someone to cover the Spanish III class at the last minute.  I had been looking for a more regular part-time job now that Greg is a bit older, and I thought this sounded like fun.  It’s been a few years since I’ve used my Spanish, and I’m glad that now I’ll have the opportunity to use it so that I don’t forget it entirely.  And so for the last week Brian has had to deal with my huge collection of course materials that I have spread out everywhere, as I attempt to get a handle on the curriculum and prepare for my first day of class, which will be next Wednesday.

 

Even though this role isn’t directly involved with Bible Translation, I think the school is very important to our work here.  After all, if the kids aren’t thriving, the whole family is going to leave the field and go home.  The students in my class have parents who work on center as pilots, nurses, translators, teachers, and media specialists.  By helping to teach their kids, I am allowing them to remain here to do their jobs.  The Ukarumpa International School is arguably one of the best High Schools in the country, and its students also come from other missions agencies and a large number of Papua New Guineans attend there as well.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Family Photo

Just a new photo of us.

Greg is Growin'

At 6 months, Greg is now sitting up pretty well. This past week I taught him to clap his hands, and so that is his current obsession. He’s also starting to figure out peek-a-boo, which has been fun.


At 5 months


6 months now (and wearing the same shirt as last month's photo. That was just a coincidence)


He still loves Ruby


And sitting on dad's shoulders