Category Archives: Family matters

Claire and John’s Wedding

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It was awesome! It is for good reason that Scripture portays the culmination of human history as a wedding feast. Here is a gallery of images from Claire and John’s wedding.   Advertisements

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Reclaiming the Shire

It has now been two weeks and David and I are getting settled into our life back in East Lansing. I LOVE the fall and clean crisp air.  Great for running, biking and walking. This is not Dili, to be … Continue reading

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November 1, 2011

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Odds and Ends

A funny side note on the topic of Australian slang. We spent an enjoyable morning at the used clothing stores – Vinnie’s, Good Sam’s, and Salvos. Americans might think of them as St. Vincent de Paul, Good Samaritan, and Salvation Army! … Continue reading

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Lamb Barbi on the 32nd Anni

  The translation of the title above, for those of you who might be interested is: a lamb barbeque on the Hoipkemier’s 32nd anniversary in Australia.  I made up the “anni” part, but the Aussies seem to have a predisposition … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday is a national holiday here. It was amazingly quiet. Businesses and schools closed and the silence that resulted was remarkable. Praying the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday is a tradition that is found throughout the Catholic world. Here in … Continue reading

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Birthday Reflections

Today is my 59th birthday, I don’t feel any different than I did at 39, I am wonderously blessed and I know it. I have the three most amazing children, two fabulous daugthers-in-law and two beautiful grandsons whom I shall … Continue reading

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