Saturday, November 19, 2011


Well....... since everyone else is doing it.......

I have been working on a food/daily life blog as per the nudging of several friends.

A place to post the recipies that I use, or invent, and a place to write as myself, on a slightly less professional level, about the things that I enjoy.

I haven't gotten around to actually publishing it -- partly because I can't even keep up with this blog, and partly because I was writing it over on Tumblr, and, turns out: Tumblr is lousey.

Since I live 20 feet away from my best friend, and partner in Crazy- and SHE decided to post HER food/daily life blog- I am going to copy her :-D

So tune in for a glimpse into our life as Mothers, Wives, Teachers, Creators, Concoctors (is that a word?), and Dwellers in a foreign land.

Fair warning: We aren't normal.

Mem's blog is over at
Mine is here:

Have fun!

><> Shae

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Well we just got back from our biannual visit to Oregon. It had been 6 months since the kids had seen any grandparents, so you can imagine how excited they were to go! We are lucky to live so close to the States, and to be able to visit twice a year.

Oregon was cold. Very cold.

Strange to be acclimated to Mexico and go to Oregon in all of it's Autumn glory. Lows in the 30's, highs in the 40's. Slightly different than highs in the 80's or 90's, and lows around 60.

And rain. We actually missed the first rain at home. It hadn't rained in 5 months, and it rained good while we were gone. But we experienced our share in Roseburg, so no worries ;-)

Nonetheless, we had a good visit, got to spend time with many of you, and are now back home and expecting guests tomorrow.

We had a group come in October to do some work projects. We had a leaking roof on the Frosland's side of the Triplex which got re-roofed. We had a mess of a garden that needed some serious TLC, and thanks to Polly and Charlie that is mostly done too. We are almost ready to plant winter veggies! yay! :)

The group was here for a week, and they left the same day that we did for Oregon.

While we were gone, Luis left for Cuba with Travis and Noe. Ryan took Nate to LA today to fly to Uganda.

And just like that- we went from 16 to 7.

And tomorrow we will be back to 13.

{Ryan's Uncle and Aunt and cousins will be here for the weekend from San Diego, and we are being blessed with a week-long visit from Mike and Marlena from Oregon!}

That is my little wrap-up for now-- I will be writing a slightly more personal post soon.

Here is a photo of the "Fruit of Our Labor" ;-)

Glory to God! We are Blessed!