With a gratitude for the marvelous invention of Skype, we continue to work, study, play, and practice on the home front. Our days have been full of new adventures -- an additional driver in the family, Matthias' new job working in the PortaBlast office, wedding preparations, new songs, and watching the computer for news from our family in the Ukraine and China.
Charissa is growing so quickly these days -- and has been learning new words by the handfuls. With sisters Skyping from China, she has several Mandarin phrases in her vocabulary, too -- Ne Hao!
Mmmmmm!!! A Wissmann favorite -- ice cream birthday cakes!
Wedding preparations have taken the form of dozens of hours behind the sewing machine for Ruth this week With each of us involved in some aspect of the special day, this equals a host of new outfits!
Practice has continued with several new songs in the works -- it's great to see our younger ones stepping in to take up the slack!