We are blessed to live very close to the center of the small university town of Moscow, Idaho, and at the same time be very close to the country side. This picture was taken last winter, just two blocks away, looking north toward Moscow Mountain. Csaba has an office in our church’s office building where he does his translating.
Yes, it gets cold! We’ve had to get used to putting on more clothing than we are used to for nine months of the year. The seasons are beautiful though and the skiing and sledding is like body surfing — only you’re moving on top of the water and not half in the water!
Our house, looking south down Cherry Street. Csaba’s parents live in town along with his youngest brother and family. Moscow is small enough that you can get anywhere you need to in less than 15 minutes. Hans walks to the University of Idaho where he is now working on his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Noai and and Andreas walk to News St. Andrews College. Jeremiah also can walk or ride his bike to his school.
Our house needed a new coat of paint after we returned from Africa. Hans and Andreas did all the scraping and painting.
Lisa’s garden out back gives her much joy. This summer her health moved up to another level in the right direction.
This spring the flowers were gorgeous. In May Csaba and Grandpa Payne finished off the paver patio you see in the background — our favorite place to eat when the weather is nice!
Hans graduated in May from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is going on now for his Master’s degree in the same field.
Andreas graduated from high school and is starting his first year at New St. Andrews College here in Moscow.
Noai is a junior at New St. Andrews College this year and enjoys playing her fiddle with Saki, our African Gray parrot.
Noai, making one of her fabulous dinners!
Jeremiah graduated from junior high and now continues on in high school at Logos School. One of the sports that Logos offers is Lacrosse, an American Indian game that is gaining popularity around the country.
Jeremiah climbs everything that is climbable, in, or outside, the house!
Csaba and a friend keep bees south of town. He also has a bee-hive in Côte d’Ivoire and checks it when he goes out.
Noai on the whistle, Andreas on Uilleann (ih-luhn) pipes, … and Hans on the bodhran, playing outside Bucer’s Coffee House Pub with their Celtic Band.
Thanks for visiting us in Idaho!