Since September, there have been no more lazy Saturday mornings for us! The boys participate in the Jerusalem International Schools Football (Soccer) league and spend two hours each weekend practicing. The experience has been a great one for both of them developing not only their athletic skills, but their sense of what it means to be part of a team. For our part, we wanted them to be comfortable enough with soccer that they could play pick-up games with their friends in Germany, where soccer is just a part of life. Dominic’s confidence in sports has risen dramatically (it is possible he inherited his athletic skills from his mother) and Ali’s focus has done the same. The jury is still out as to whether they will keep playing as part of a team in Germany – right now tennis and, for Dominic, swimming are preferred. Regardless, they have enjoyed it. Below are a few scenes from those mornings. Jenny walks the two and a half miles to the soccer field in East Jerusalem. Sometimes Ali walks back with her, stopping at the local juice stand along the way.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
We are getting really excited about our next adventure in Munich, Germany. In preparation, we need to make some social media changes and hope to increasingly use this blog to share details of our comings and goings and livings with our closest family and friends. We’ll still have Facebook, but just need to be a bit more circumspect about what we post there. At some point soon, that probably means changing this to a password-protected site. We’ll keep you posted.
With just 2 and a half months to go, and spring in the air, we have been dragging ourselves away from couches and iPads and Wii in order to fit in a few last adventures. Yesterday we headed back to the Sea of Galilee – site of the loaves and fishes and the sermon on the mount – to take in some spectacular scenery resulting from a rainy winter. We hadn’t been back since we went with Becca two years ago. It was a long drive, but the boys had fun with some mini-hikes and eating fishing and calamari.