December Thirty-First

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“One year ago, my family and I moved across an ocean to live in a new country. I think this year has held a lot of surprises. A lot of ups. A lot of downs. But over all I think it has been an amazing and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds. We have a lot of plans for 2013.

As Addy would say, {yeah baby!}”

{taken at 2:15pm EET}

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“It’s been more than a relief to see how these little girls have changed so much and at the same time they are exactly the same.”

{taken @ 5:30pm PST}

August Nineteenth

“I literally stopped breathing today…even though my brain knows that she is 6,470 miles away {for a brief moment} it tricked me into thinking nothing had ever changed. It’s days like today where I literally feel like I’m living in a dream and I’m going to wake up one morning and everything will be back to the comfortable and safe normal.”

{taken @ 12:45pm PST}

{ps-this picture was not meant to be utterly depressing or overly dramatic :) I simply miss my family today.}

“So weird to have a kid that self-entertains like this. I found her sitting at her table, snuggling her baby doll. Priceless.”

{taken at 6:15pm EET}

June Seventh

Happy Birthday Bethany Sarah Bell Klein
♥ aka Doodle ♥
♥ aka DohDoh ♥
♥ aka Sister and Best Friend ♥
It’s been a crazy year, huh?

I am sorry I can’t be there on your birthday but I know some pretty special people are taking care of you. I really miss you and can’t wait to see you in December. Christmas in Moldova 2012, baby!

“I was trying to think of the perfect picture to take for Sarah’s birthday today but everything made me want to cry. Blah. Then I saw this card hanging on my wall. This was the Valentine’s Day card Sarah left for me before she went back to California. I still chuckle when I read it.”

{taken at 10:30pm EET}

“Birthday flowers from work!”

{taken @ 9:00am PST}

Compared to other years, this last one has been pretty defining with lots of changes and no direction except to be still and listen for Him. God is good and continues to be faithful! 

May Twenty-Fifth

“This bad boy is getting replaced this weekend, I’m stoke and it’s a little bittersweet. Stoked, because no more precious mail will get stolen. Bittersweet, because instead of being greeted by family at 5:20pm I look for mail from them. Silly, I know but that’s how I cope. Also…hello pretty sun flare!”

{taken @ 6:00pm PST}

“Perfect ending to an amazing two weeks.”

{taken at 11:45am EET}