gustaf and irene arrived!

I am cheating, and posting here what I put on the Hananasif blog earlier this morning…. I went yesterday afternoon at Orlando International Airport, along with their host family John and Lisa Nelson, to greet Gustaf and Irene, newly arrived from the Hananasif Orphanage Center in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Although their flight landed around 3p.m., it […]

back home

I flew in from D.C. really late on Sunday night. It was kind of annoying, because even though I was totally exhausted, I still went to work the next day. The first thing my supervisor said to me was, “oh, I thought you weren’t coming in until tomorrow?” 😛 Which means I could’ve stayed home […]


I’ve been in D.C. for the past two days, and I’ve had a lovely time eating food and visiting monuments. I’ve been here quite a few times, but there is always something new to see. When I arrived, my sister and uncle and aunt met me and we immediately went to Maggiano’s, a family-style Italian […]

youth party

Last night we had a youth group party. We played some volleyball by the lake. Check out the “blue team” below. Oh yes… And then despite the heat and humidity, I remembered why I love Florida. We also played a couple rounds of Mafia after dinner. I am proud to say that my fellow Mafia […]