The end is near…

Life in the DR is coming to its end. This Wednesday Lindsay will be flying to the DR to gather up the rest of their belongings and make the final return back to Michigan.

After MUCH thought, prayers, and conversations we have decided it will be best to stay in Michigan instead of returning to the DR for another year.

We are very excited to be close to family and friends once again, but this is not to say it was an easy decision to make. We will miss many of the things that we experienced over the last year in Santo Domingo and at The American School. It will be hard not to return to our students and friends we made while living there. But we feel, finally, that this is where God wants us this next year.

So long Santo Domingo!



Thank heaven for 7-11!

7/11- free slurpee day! To celebrate our sunday school class went on a slurpee run to our local branch. 7/11s give our 7.11 oz of free slurpee on July 11th (7/11). My choice- Sprite twisted with Wild Cherry!

Other notable events since vacationing in Michigan include:

  • The Twing/Bergakker Wedding.

Congrats to Lee and Becky!


  • Biking to Rockford

Dinner at the Corner Bar- Hotdogs to go and picnic by the water for open mic night

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  • 4th of July celebrations- East Grand Rapids for fireworks

057 Wes fighting off the crime in E. GR!


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  • Day in Detroit- Go Tigers!

Baker Family Outing!

Tom, Lyla, Marvin & Lindsay

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Michael, Brittan, Arrrrrri and Bethany

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Greeting from Grand Rapids! We love it here!


Life in Michigan

Since coming home last saturday life has been a whirlwind. Here's a short recap.

  • Church on Sunday's
  • Sunday evening hang out with our F.L.O.C.K. and other members :)
  • Softball on Monday nights
  • Evening walks
  • Drive to Boyne
  • Dinner with Family
  • Bike ride to Rockford
  • Hang out with friends- many nights
  • Gym Co.
  • Bike around Reed's Lake
  • Chris Tomlin/Toby Mac concert- click here to see photos
  • Visit family in Flint
  • Shopping
  • More walking
  • More shopping
The first 3 days I was in the US I ate at Subway everyday. I've visited Target at least 3 times and I've started couponing again. If I get any great deals I'll post.

Good Outlet shopping deal- Jeans @ Gap for $5.97!