Meet Mary Ella

Hi! I am Mary Ella,  and I am 11 years old. I like art, animals, and reading. My favourite colors are orange and green. I’m excited for all the fun things we will get to do in Scotland, but I miss my friends and family back home sometimes. One thing I am looking

It’s 18 degrees and lovely.

Didn’t take long — I found an excuse to include some math! Oddly enough, people here speak of the temperature in Celsius (!).  This requires an American to mentally convert while conversing, which isn’t always easy, given that the conversion formula is , not exactly convenient mental arithmetic.  If someone says

The Travel Odyssey

I’m proud of everyone in this family for their contributions the past two days.  The kids in particular really stepped it up, doing all manner of helpful things, and avoiding all manner of hinderful things, during the crazy two days of travel we had.  I’m also very grateful, because we

If the Lord wills

About 10 days ago, I was at a church in which someone quoted James 4:13-16.  I’ll quote it here for convenience: 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do

Starting a blog

Our family is moving from New England to St. Andrews, Scotland for one year, from the end of July 2018 to the end of July 2019.  We will use this blog to share with friends and family what this adventure is like, with photos and thoughts and the like.  This