Christmas 2009 (Jensen was 3 years old and Emme was almost 2 years old - Julie looks a little "dear in the headlights" - probably because we were in the process of selling our house-hold items, packing up our entire lives and moving our family to Africa the next month - a place Julie had never even visited. Whoa!)
Christmas 2010 (our first Christmas in Africa...even with the world's smallest Christmas tree the girls were so happy)
Christmas 2011 (in America for a bit of re-grouping from our first year in Africa and Julie was pregnant with Adi Rose)
Christmas 2012 (we took a road trip around South Africa with friends and ended up staying in some very random somewhat-sketchy cabins we found at the last minute. Our "J" kept crawling away - see video below)
Christmas 2013 (in America while Karl's mother was battling cancer...she died 2 months after this photo was taken)
Christmas 2014 (back in Africa and settled in - Julie is 9 months pregnant with our first boy)
More Christmas 2014 (Colton is born a few days before Christmas...what a joyful time!)
Christmas 2015 (we have moved back to America permanently - the children are thriving and Karl and Julie are ready to start the next chapter of their lives)
Thank you for being such a big part of our lives over the past 6 years! You made a big difference and touched Africa with God's love. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for you!
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