Home Sweet Home

“Home is the center of my being where I can hear the voice that says, ‘you are my beloved in who I am well pleased’. Jesus made it clear that the same voice that he heard in the Jordan River and on Mount Tabor can be heard by me. He makes it clear that there…

Official

I am officially registered to live in Ireland for the next year. When I went through immigration at the airport, they told me I had one month to register at the Garda (police) station and pay a 150 euro registration fee, so I went on Friday.  At least they gave me a cool registration card…

4 things

4 things I did today: 1. Visited a bookstore. The entire upstairs was secondhand books! I bought a book from the Irish Fiction section for 5 euro, about a British couple who move to the Irish countryside. I hope it’s good, but I was craving a book so badly that I think I would have…

Job

I got the job! Yesterday I took the bus about 30 minutes outside Dublin yesterday to meet the family at their current apartment. Somehow I miraculously got off on the right stop and found their apartment complex without any problems. When I got there, I met their 1-year-old boy named Daniel. He is ADORABLE and…

Job Interview

I have an interview on Sunday with a family who needs an au pair! Also, I have 2 other leads with au pair jobs. Please pray for me. I hope something works out!

Reality

I knew that the initial excitement of being in Ireland would wear off, and it has. Reality has set in, and reality is that I really need a job and a place to live. The past few days I have been looking at tons of jobs and rooms to rent online and e-mailing my CV…

Dublin

I am still in Dublin. My internet access has been so spotty (even at the hostel) and let’s be honest, blogging isn’t really a priority when you have a city to explore! I like Dublin, but don’t love it. I was supposed to head to Westport today to go to the farm but when I…

Landed in Ireland

I’m safe and well in Dublin, praise the Lord! Customs was a breeze, and the immigration officer was so nice. I took the bus into the city center, then walked about .5 miles to my hostel. As I was walking, it was all I could do to not break into a smile, or start crying….

London London London

          I got in yesterday afternoon but didn’t do much besides eat dinner and take the tube (which is really fun to me; great for people-watching!) I slept really well last night and got up around 10:00 this morning. I forgot how much I loved this city! I have walked around…

California, here I came

A little bit of my past few days: I flew in to San Diego and my friend Stephanie picked me up from the airport and then took me to her house to spend the night. Friday morning we got up and drove to Murrieta for the rehearsal dinner (actually lunch) of our friend Audie. After…

I want to scream

I forgot how stressful packing and the last few days before a trip can be. I always plan to have things done far in advance so my last days at home are spent in relaxation, but we all know that never happens. I just had a minor heart attack when I was checking my flight…