Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Update

We made it safe and sound to the states almost 3 weeks ago already! When I last updated Tristan and I(Sarah) were sick and it was a few days before we had our long flight home. Praise the Lord we were recovered enough to fly even though we weren't feeling 100 percent. The kids were wonderful on the long flight which was a huge answer to prayer! The descent when we landed for fuel in Dakar, Senegal and when we landed in Washington DC was painful for our ears including little Vanessa but we made it! 

Our 6 days in VA were a whirlwind of recruiting for FMS, special time with friends and Jeff successfully completing his training for his ATP. We made some promising connections for FMS and Jeff now is officially an ATP pilot!!  It was a wonderful visit and we loved every minute with our friends! By the end of the week we realized we had pushed the kids a bit to much when Tristan got really sick followed closely by Vanessa. They are both feeling so much better now and their coughs are almost gone. From lack of sleep I also got very sick but am also feeling lots better now. 

We arrived in FL late on Tuesday, November 13th. Then Thursday, November 15th Jeff left very early in the morning for more recruiting in Texas at Letourneau College. He also made some very promising connections during his time there and made it back late on Saturday, the night before my sisters wedding. While he was gone I helped with last minute details and threw a bachelorette party for my sister. It was all so much fun and the wedding was beautiful but we are so happy to finally be relaxing! 

Tristan is making huge progress in his talking and communication skills by being here surrounded by so much English. Vanessa of course keeps growing like crazy and melting every ones hearts with her smiles. She has become the most laid back, content baby. We are so spoiled with good babies it seems! 

We celebrated Thanksgiving with my parents and grandparents and it was very relaxing! It is so special to have this time with family! We will be here in FL until December 15th when we start our road trip up to KS to be with Jeff's family. We can't wait to see everyone up there!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Well our journey home for 2 1/2 months began yesterday! We safely made it to Lanseria, SA where Jeff is doing some last minute training on the Simulator. Our good friend is being upgraded to captain this weekend YAY! 

Sadly the night before we left Botswana Tristan started coughing...again and I started with a sore throat so we are resting and hoping to be recovered before our flight home out of Johanesburg on Sunday evening. 

Today I was able to get both kids to nap at the same time and was thrilled at the idea of a nap! Well 10 min after Vanessa was asleep and just as I was dozing off someone knocked on our door. I ignored it figuring they would go away...next thing I know that person is unlocking my door and loudly coming in our room!! Nap time was over before it really started and as I grumpily bounced my crabby baby around the room all I could think about was "who does that?" and "this would never happen in the states because they are smart enough to have do not disturb signs!" and then "I am leaving a suggestion that they get do not disturb signs." of course these thoughts just made me more grumpy... 

That's when the thought hit me! I have dreamed about being a mommy since I was 3 years old...here I am complaining about an adorable, albeit fussy, baby in my arms! I'm missing out on precious moments with my little blessing by being crabby. So I JOYfully walked around our room, bouncing MY baby and blowing my nose thanking the Lord for giving me the greatest desires of my heart in these two precious kids! They grow up to fast and I don't want to waste my time grumbling. 

Thank you Lord for my sweet blessings!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

We just finished our October Newsletter. If any of you want to receive it by email please let me know!


Jeff & Sarah Burnham
Tristan & Vanessa

Friday, January 27, 2012

Newsletter January 2012

We hope you all had a Happy New Years!!

We just sent out our newsletter for January by email. If any of you did not receive it and would like to please let me know!