Hi, I’m Ashley Crisp (sister-in-law of Naama and Jon). I live near Pinehurst, NC with Josh (Jon’s brother) and our kiddos – Charley who is 4 and William who is 15 months. A few towns away live Bill and Dale (Jon’s parents). Last month we had the treat of visiting with Aunt Naama for a … More Bill & Dale – Champs for 50 Years! (Guest Blogger!)
We celebrated her with a beautiful party and she was so very happy! She is still radiant when she reflects about it. Let me tell you how it all started (for me)… We are a big family and family members live in almost every continent. About a year ago, if I remember correctly, I started … More My* Mother is 90 Years Old! (Guest Blogger!)
The second destination on our world tour was Israel, my birthplace and the Land of Milk and Honey, as it is said. (Also, the birthplace of Bamba**, one of the best things ever invented.) My siblings had already arrived so we had a lot of niephews (my term for nieces + nephews; shorter) cuteness to … More Davidai Sibs Take Over Israel
As Jon announced, we’ve arrived! We made it to Malawi on February 28 and it’s been an exciting ride since we got in. Jon wrote about our first trip to Malawi’s Game store (it was *quite* different from the SA one) and the excitement of finding a grocery store that sells everything from fish oil … More 1+ Week In – Malawi Excitement!
After my mom’s visit, we took the loooonnggg flight to Durham to start my whirlwind U.S. tour. Somehow, I got super lucky again and our connection to RDU in Atlanta’s airport was in the same terminal as Pinkberry’s so I got to start my trip off with a bang. (Ah, Terminal A. You’re the best. … More U.S. Trip – Christmas with the Crisps (& Other Shenanigans)
Hi everybody! It’s Jon. I wanted to say that up front because 1) you’re not used to hearing from me (new year’s resolution?), and 2) Naama rejected my idea a long time ago to put the author’s name on top of these posts, but I maintain that it’s useful for you, dear reader, to know … More 3 Countries in 2 Years – Malawi, Here We Come!
Man, we’ve been wanting to write this for a few days now but we were waiting for our grandma to finish her post*. (Ahem…) 🙂 We flew back to the U.S. two weeks ago and, let’s just say, it was quite an experience. Our mom was being a bit of a triscuit and had already … More Our Trip to the U.S. – Phew, What a Ride! (Guest Bloggers!)
Jon and I went back to the U.S. for our first trip home and it was quite a trip! Since I haven’t been able to secure a full-time volunteer post yet I had some flexibility and went earlier than Jon. Like four weeks early. It was great because I got to see some friends and … More ‘Merica
Jon made my grandmother a promise. He said that we’d come visit Israel, at the most, every two years. Since we’d gone in December 2014, he was narrowly able to keep his promise! We flew separately, as I was coming from Malawi and he still had some work to do there. So I flew in … More I Love Shakshoukah*
I arrived in Africa one month ago. It’s pretty crazy to think about the weeks and days leading up to the move – all of the preparations, repairs, packing, Craigslist sales (and the Craigslist busts), good-byes, cat travel, etc. It took up so much of my time and then it felt like I moved in … More One Month In – Things I Miss and Things Not So Much