Tuesday, July 27, 2010


While in Kenya the past 20 months we've gotten 2 new nephews, 1 sister-in-law, missed 10 cousins' birthdays, 8 sibbling birthdays, parents birthdays and anniversaries, and major holidays with extended family. I don't write this feeling sorry for ourselves, just to say that the calender reminds us of what we are missing most: family. So when I asked Malin to plan our vacation time it was no surprise when he said we should come home to spend time with my family and to see all his family at their Crescent Lake Reunion.

Searching for the cheapest, missionary flight lead us to fly Nairobi-Dubai-San Francisco and then Seattle. Amelia and Meredith enjoyed all the new movies and TV shows on the 15.5 hour flight from Dubai. They also liked all the drink choices only managing to spill 6 of the drinks received! Amelia gasped in amazement as a toilet automatically flushed at the airport (Meredith thought it was a little scary). Both think Nana's hot pool is fabulous. Amelia was able to celebrate her birthday with a beach picnic and got to eat the shrimp and fish she's missed (yes, she has high taste and also asked for crab).

Tonight Malin and I are going away for a night to celebrate our 10th anniversary and the girls will be spoiled by Nana and Papa. We pray this time refreshes us, reconnects us with family, and allows us to solidify what God wants for our family in 2011.


Megan said...

These Nords' cousins can't wait to see you!

Ana said...

That sounds so great, Sara! I hope you and Malin have a wonderful time away together--you certainly deserve it! Thinking about you a lot. Love you!

Elisabeth said...

Dear Friess family,

Thank you for "THE DON"T SONG"!!! Great.
I don't know if this is the best way to contact you about your work in Kenya and wondering if you will be back January 2011? Do you ever agree to have a college student come and volunteer for Interim for about a month. (rising Junior) on her way to dental school.D V.
We can be reached at 843-884-6810 and my email address is: elisabethlenes@comcast.net
P.S. My husband and I met in Zaire while serving as short term missionaries...a long time ago...soon 3 decades!!
Thank you for being such an encouragement on this blog.
enthusiastically calling on the name of the LORD

Rhett, Megan, Claire, Ford & Gus said...

I am SO glad you having such a wonderful time on vacation! WE MISS YOU! Enjoy every minute of time with your family!