Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sjukskötarlegitimation - Nursing License

Igår skrev jag sista tentan för att få min sjukskötarlegitimation. Den var jättesvår, men jag klarade den, så nu får  jag äntligen arbeta som sjukskötare i delstaten Indiana. Problemet är bara att vi flyttar till Texas om en månad. Men det borde förhoppningsvis inte vara några problem att få en där också - det värsta ska vara över nu.

So, yesterday I took my NCLEX exam - and I passed!!! It only took 1,5 years to get my nursing license. I'm so excited and relieved.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Graduation night

LCMS First Vice President, Rev. Herb Mueller gave the graduation address:

Standing at attention:

That's me there waiting to be "hooded":

Some countries that have sent students to study at CTS:

Me and Dr. Ziegler:

Me with Dr. Chris Barnekov, proprietor of the Scandinavia House:

The Odoms and Dr. Masaki (Edith wasn't cooperating):

No diplomas!

Friends for four years (and more to come we hope!):

Kristina and Weslie:

Oh boy...

Prof. Pless and Weslie:

Daniel Brandt and the Odoms:

Weslie and Don Welmer:

We have a house in Texas!

"Master suite":

Closet in master bedroom:

Utility room just off garage:

Two car garage (w/storage space):

Kitchen looking towards dining area. That's the door to the backyard:

Pantry (one of Kristina's hopes):

Living room w/wood-burning fire place:

Front door:

Kitchen with window to living room:


Looking down the hallway to the bedrooms:

Back yard. It's been cleaned and cut since this picture was taken:

There's even a fancy fountain in the front yard:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Edith sitter

Edith har lärt sig många nya saker de två senaste veckorna; rulla runt, sitta, prata (massa olika ljud, hon har till och med sagt r - svenskt r - några gånger). Inte konstigt att hon sovit sämre igen.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Grace Lutheran Church - Burkburnett

I arrived yesterday in Burkburnett, and received a little tour of the beautiful church. Here is the very British-looking sanctuary:

The chancel, etc.:

Looking towards the back of the church: 

Wooden ceiling:

Parish hall where Bible studies and meals are held:

And the exterior:
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Edith talking

Edith has been talking up a storm the past couple of days, but when we tried to get it on camera this is all that we got:

Edith and Fammo

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Edith eating...

This is what it looks like now:

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Call Night

I think we're just now starting to recover from the anticipation and stress of this past week! I'm humbled and overjoyed to have been called to be pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Burkburnett, TX. If you'd like to read a bit more about the area, the Wiki article is pretty good and has a neat story about the naming of the city. 

Edith got very dressed up for the occasion, and chose a dress that Fammo (Sylvia/Gran/etc.) brought from Alabama. She's pretty dang cute:

The happy family just minutes before the service:

Auntillia took a turn holding her before the service:


The processional:

You can sort of see me to the left there:

The front of Kramer Chapel:

This is after my name was called and before they announced where I was being sent:

Shaking hands with President Matt Harrison:

We're so thrilled to be going to Grace, and will post more information and pictures of the church as soon as we can!