I thought it would be amusing to make a collection of all the “best” blog posts from all my other blogs I’ve run since 2008. This post is backdated, but I’m writing it in 2017. 😉
And, now…copied verbatim from the original “Mike & Sydney” blog:
Figuring This Out
August 1, 2008
This seems to be the thing to do now, so I thought I’d give it a try. Plus, now I don’t have to try to keep 300 people individually up-to-date on wedding plans. 🙂 I also thought it’d be a great way to keep in touch with family all over the world after we’re married. Who knows where we’ll all end up…Mike gets back into town tonight after a week of camp. He’s had the “tough” position of Archery Assistant, but I bet he’s still working hard in other ways. There’s been no cell phone service or internet, so I can’t wait to see him tonight! Tonight will also be when I tell him I created this blog and see what he thinks. 🙂 I’ll try to upload a picture or two this weekend.
Answers to the Top 10 FAQ
September 3, 2008
1. Yes, the registries are complete.
2. October 18th, 2:00 pm.
3. Navy and silver.
4. 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen:
……….Janna Mitchell (Maid of Honor)
……….Jessica Gossett (Matron of Honor)
……….Dave Lund (Best Man)
5. My dad.
6. Eastern Caribbean 8-night cruise.
We Are Married!
October 30, 2008
Mike and Sydney are officially married. We’ve been off on a fantastic honeymoon in the Caribbean for 10 days. We’ve been internet-less, so I’m catching up on everything. I promise to write soon about wedding and honeymoon adventures. Lots to do this weekend before work starts up again on Monday for both of us. We’re happy to be back!
November 14, 2008
So, the day we arrived back in Florida, it was a freaky cold day. Even the locals thought it was crazy. The sad fact was that we had turned in our luggage for security/customs reasons the night before, and only had t-shirts and shorts for the next whole day. It was supposed to be warm! However, we got a quick chance in the parking lot to open up and grab our jackets. It was still super freezing cold. …..So this is us on the airboat in the Everglades. They go up to 55 mph so we were double cold.
The tour guide said there were about 1.5 million alligators in the northern Everglades, but they don’t like the cold (that’s why they live in the Everglades! haha). So we only saw a total of 2 that day, because they were all buried in the mud, keeping warm. It was still pretty neat. Kinda scary, too, because we’re sitting a couple feet off the water and were a few feet away from the alligator swimming here. That’s when the tour guide told us that they could jump very easily.
The Short and The Long
December 2, 2008
Short Story: Mike and I are moving to Peru in January.
Long Story: We have been called to serve as missionaries in Arequipa, Peru with the organization Extreme Nazarene. This is such an exciting opportunity God has given us, and we are thrilled to finally be able to share it with all our family and friends. Mike has been accepted to fill the role of Short Term Events Department Head, and I will be filling the Accounting Coordinator position. I will be doing some various kinds of bookkeeping and assisting the Financial Head for the program. Mike will be the head over all short-term work & witness teams that come down from the U.S. and coordinate their experience in various locations around the country. We will be attending Language School for the first 3 months, through which we will live with a Peruvian family to become truly immersed in the culture and language. After that, we move into our own 3-bedroom home for our remaining time there. If you have more questions or would like to know how you could be more involved in this project, please let us know! We’d be more than happy to talk to you about it. We are so excited about this new chapter of our lives and are planning to maintain this blog very regularly with stories and pictures of our Peruvian adventures.