John and I have always had the parenting philosophy that our job is to expose our children to as many varied experiences as we can. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that.
- 1998/99 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Egypt & USA
- 1999/00 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Zanzibar, Thailand, Vietnam, & USA
- 2000/01 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Thailand, USA & Canada
- 2001/02 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Kenya & USA
- 2002/03 – lived in Taiwan | traveled in Malaysia & USA
- 2003/04 – lived in Taiwan | traveled in Bali & USA
- 2004/05 – lived in Malaysia | traveled in Burma & USA
- 2005/06 – lived in Idaho
- 2006/07 – traveled USA & Mexico on our bikes
- 2007/08 – lived in Idaho
- 2008/09 – traveled Alaska – Argentina on our bikes
- 2009/10 – traveled Alaska – Argentina on our bikes
- 2010/11 – traveled Alaska – Argentina on our bikes
Our goal for right now is to put down roots in Boise and help our sons become part of a more stable community. We want them to understand American culture and ways. We want them to feel a part of the country they are from.
To that end, Davy and Daryl have become involved with a couple of organizations here in Idaho. They are loving Boy Scouts and all it entails. They live for their monthly campouts and have a blast at every single Boy Scout meeting or event.
They have also recently gotten involved with a FIRST Robotics club. The kickoff event for this year’s competition is this coming Saturday. Kids all around the world are anxiously awaiting to hear what task this year’s robot will need to accomplish. Once they know what kind of robot they need to build, the team will have six weeks to design, build, and program the robot. Needless to say, it’ll be an intense six weeks! The team will head to Salt Lake City in March to compete against 55 other teams.
After many hours trying to figure out what we want to do next summer, we’ve finally decided we’ll trade in our pedals for hiking boots. Summer 2012 will find us hiking from Denver to Durango along the Colorado Trail! We’re very excited.
Beyond the Colorado Trail? We have no plans. At this point, we have no idea what next school year will look like. We’ll take one day at a time.
We wish you the very best and hope 2012 is your best year ever!
Nancy, John, Davy, Daryl