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- Forever Family Day! It's today! 7 years ago, on this very day, we finally were allowed to be together forever. For one month leading up to this day, we had to visit our babies at their orphanage...a quiet little place in Addis Ababa with loving nannies. Yesterday we celebrated our special day by exploring more of Oxford together, watching Paddington 2 (oh man I cried...God make me kind and good like Paddington!), and eating momos. There were loads of hugs and kisses all day long (well, that's every day around here), and I'm pretty sure everyone remained in happy moods. Could it have been the perfect day? Perhaps. I am so forever thankful that God allowed us to be a family. I am forever grateful to a mother who gave them life and who loves them still. Tizzy, you are our little silly and comedic girl. You have made us laugh since you were a baby, and your kindness and willingness to help at any moment constantly touches our hearts. Lex, you are are our imaginative and strong boy! You are smart and brave and full of the best kinds of kisses. We love you both so much. I am so happy we can go on a thousand adventures together, including this big one here in Oxford! Happy Forever Family Day! . . . . . . . #foreverfamilyday #themullinions #magicisessentialfamily #oxford #americansinoxford #travelwithkids #oxforduniversity #bodleianlibrary
- Forever Family Day! It's today! 7 years ago, on this very day, we finally were allowed to be together forever. For one month leading up to this day, we had to visit our babies at their orphanage...a quiet little place in Addis Ababa with loving nannies. Yesterday we celebrated our special day by exploring more of Oxford together, watching Paddington 2 (oh man I cried...God make me kind and good like Paddington!), and eating momos. There were loads of hugs and kisses all day long (well, that's every day around here), and I'm pretty sure everyone remained in happy moods. Could it have been the perfect day? Perhaps. I am so forever thankful that God allowed us to be a family. I am forever grateful to a mother who gave them life and who loves them still. Tizzy, you are our little silly and comedic girl. You have made us laugh since you were a baby, and your kindness and willingness to help at any moment constantly touches our hearts. Lex, you are are our imaginative and strong boy! You are smart and brave and full of the best kinds of kisses. We love you both so much. I am so happy we can go on a thousand adventures together, including this big one here in Oxford! Happy Forever Family Day! . . . . . . . #foreverfamilyday #themullinions #magicisessentialfamily #oxford #americansinoxford #travelwithkids #oxforduniversity #bodleianlibrary
- Forever Family Day! It's today! 7 years ago, on this very day, we finally were allowed to be together forever. For one month leading up to this day, we had to visit our babies at their orphanage...a quiet little place in Addis Ababa with loving nannies. Yesterday we celebrated our special day by exploring more of Oxford together, watching Paddington 2 (oh man I cried...God make me kind and good like Paddington!), and eating momos. There were loads of hugs and kisses all day long (well, that's every day around here), and I'm pretty sure everyone remained in happy moods. Could it have been the perfect day? Perhaps. I am so forever thankful that God allowed us to be a family. I am forever grateful to a mother who gave them life and who loves them still. Tizzy, you are our little silly and comedic girl. You have made us laugh since you were a baby, and your kindness and willingness to help at any moment constantly touches our hearts. Lex, you are are our imaginative and strong boy! You are smart and brave and full of the best kinds of kisses. We love you both so much. I am so happy we can go on a thousand adventures together, including this big one here in Oxford! Happy Forever Family Day! . . . . . . . #foreverfamilyday #themullinions #magicisessentialfamily #oxford #americansinoxford #travelwithkids #oxforduniversity #bodleianlibrary
- I've been waiting for this day in particular...I wanted to share a piece of history with you. On this day, February 6th, in 1902, Thomas Brown was seized from police and lynched by a mob of angry white men. Brown was 19 years old, accused of assault, and not given a chance to defend himself. I've seen the actual newspaper article for this event. Thomas was hung by his neck from a tree limb, without ever having made a statement or a confession. And do you know what the last sentence of this article says? "The whole city turned out, and the ladies applauded at the end." Wow. My comfortable, white, 21st century mind, just can't seem to wrap its mind around this. I've heard so many stories like this one. But this one in particular took place in the city I call home...Nicholasville, KY...a tiny city south of Lexington. And they dragged Thomas Brown to the courthouse yard, and gave his death an audience of hundreds. Guys...they cheered for his death! They reveled in his tragedy! This story should affect us. It should break our hearts. It should move us. I know that those of us who are white have likely grown up without thinking too much on such ugly events...but even if we didn't grow up thinking about them, we should now. It's never too late to learn. It's never too late to try and understand. Every day is an opportunity to be proximate (thank you for that truth, Bryan Stevenson !) ...to draw near to our brothers and sisters of color and understand who they are and where they have come from...we need to listen more, and speak less. We all have so many opinions. But sometimes, it's right to keep our opinions to ourselves so we can truly hear someone else's, and consider the possibility that our minds might just be changed. Some may say, "Why don't people just get over it? This happened over 100 years ago!"Yes, this happened over 100 years ago, but that doesn't mean that that same oppressive, vicious, racist spirit doesn't still exist today.If we think that everything is fine now, because we're smarter, and we don't see color, then it's likely that we haven't had too many conversations with our friends and neighbors of color. (Continue in comments)
- I've been waiting for this day in particular...I wanted to share a piece of history with you. On this day, February 6th, in 1902, Thomas Brown was seized from police and lynched by a mob of angry white men. Brown was 19 years old, accused of assault, and not given a chance to defend himself. I've seen the actual newspaper article for this event. Thomas was hung by his neck from a tree limb, without ever having made a statement or a confession. And do you know what the last sentence of this article says? "The whole city turned out, and the ladies applauded at the end." Wow. My comfortable, white, 21st century mind, just can't seem to wrap its mind around this. I've heard so many stories like this one. But this one in particular took place in the city I call home...Nicholasville, KY...a tiny city south of Lexington. And they dragged Thomas Brown to the courthouse yard, and gave his death an audience of hundreds. Guys...they cheered for his death! They reveled in his tragedy! This story should affect us. It should break our hearts. It should move us. I know that those of us who are white have likely grown up without thinking too much on such ugly events...but even if we didn't grow up thinking about them, we should now. It's never too late to learn. It's never too late to try and understand. Every day is an opportunity to be proximate (thank you for that truth, Bryan Stevenson !) ...to draw near to our brothers and sisters of color and understand who they are and where they have come from...we need to listen more, and speak less. We all have so many opinions. But sometimes, it's right to keep our opinions to ourselves so we can truly hear someone else's, and consider the possibility that our minds might just be changed. Some may say, "Why don't people just get over it? This happened over 100 years ago!"Yes, this happened over 100 years ago, but that doesn't mean that that same oppressive, vicious, racist spirit doesn't still exist today.If we think that everything is fine now, because we're smarter, and we don't see color, then it's likely that we haven't had too many conversations with our friends and neighbors of color. (Continue in comments)
- I've been waiting for this day in particular...I wanted to share a piece of history with you. On this day, February 6th, in 1902, Thomas Brown was seized from police and lynched by a mob of angry white men. Brown was 19 years old, accused of assault, and not given a chance to defend himself. I've seen the actual newspaper article for this event. Thomas was hung by his neck from a tree limb, without ever having made a statement or a confession. And do you know what the last sentence of this article says? "The whole city turned out, and the ladies applauded at the end." Wow. My comfortable, white, 21st century mind, just can't seem to wrap its mind around this. I've heard so many stories like this one. But this one in particular took place in the city I call home...Nicholasville, KY...a tiny city south of Lexington. And they dragged Thomas Brown to the courthouse yard, and gave his death an audience of hundreds. Guys...they cheered for his death! They reveled in his tragedy! This story should affect us. It should break our hearts. It should move us. I know that those of us who are white have likely grown up without thinking too much on such ugly events...but even if we didn't grow up thinking about them, we should now. It's never too late to learn. It's never too late to try and understand. Every day is an opportunity to be proximate (thank you for that truth, Bryan Stevenson !) ...to draw near to our brothers and sisters of color and understand who they are and where they have come from...we need to listen more, and speak less. We all have so many opinions. But sometimes, it's right to keep our opinions to ourselves so we can truly hear someone else's, and consider the possibility that our minds might just be changed. Some may say, "Why don't people just get over it? This happened over 100 years ago!"Yes, this happened over 100 years ago, but that doesn't mean that that same oppressive, vicious, racist spirit doesn't still exist today.If we think that everything is fine now, because we're smarter, and we don't see color, then it's likely that we haven't had too many conversations with our friends and neighbors of color. (Continue in comments)
- Excited for our groom, aka super nice guy, aka super funny guy, aka has a super funny wife (love you, @teachingandtouchdowns !), aka multi-talented guy, aka super stud in this photo, aka Pro Bowl Player! He’s playing in the Pro Bowl today and it’s kind of a big deal. From UK football, to Detroit Lions, and now he’s a Saint. Congrats, Larry! We’re rooting for you from the other UK! 🇬🇧 #probowl #probowl2018 #thesaints #neworleanssaints #ninaandwesweddings #ukfootball #universityofkentucky #kentuckywildcats
- Excited for our groom, aka super nice guy, aka super funny guy, aka has a super funny wife (love you, @teachingandtouchdowns !), aka multi-talented guy, aka super stud in this photo, aka Pro Bowl Player! He’s playing in the Pro Bowl today and it’s kind of a big deal. From UK football, to Detroit Lions, and now he’s a Saint. Congrats, Larry! We’re rooting for you from the other UK! 🇬🇧 #probowl #probowl2018 #thesaints #neworleanssaints #ninaandwesweddings #ukfootball #universityofkentucky #kentuckywildcats
- Excited for our groom, aka super nice guy, aka super funny guy, aka has a super funny wife (love you, @teachingandtouchdowns !), aka multi-talented guy, aka super stud in this photo, aka Pro Bowl Player! He’s playing in the Pro Bowl today and it’s kind of a big deal. From UK football, to Detroit Lions, and now he’s a Saint. Congrats, Larry! We’re rooting for you from the other UK! 🇬🇧 #probowl #probowl2018 #thesaints #neworleanssaints #ninaandwesweddings #ukfootball #universityofkentucky #kentuckywildcats
- Today is my 40th birthday. I don’t know how I feel about it quite yet. In all honesty I’m not SUPER excited about leaving my thirties, but I’m not in the doldrums because I’ve hit forty. It just seems so strange to be here. I need to get used to it for a few days (or weeks or months). I’ll let you know how I feel after that. Today we started out by visiting C.S. Lewis’s grave and church. I know it sounds strange, but for us it makes sense. He’s one of the biggest reasons we visited oxford in the first place. It seemed apropos to hang out with him a little today and thank him for introducing us to the city we love. From there we went over to the C.S. Lewis Nature Preserve and went on a muddy and foggy and rainy walk. It was a quintessential English day! @wesmullins took several portraits of me looking at the camera, but my favorite is this one, which is me getting distracted by a dog that has run by us. Wes caught me smiling at him and calling him to come over to us. So that’s a real Nina smile...always being wooed by the animals! From there we made our way into town and had lunch at a The Bear, one of our favorite pubs in the city. After that we got some cream tea (tea and scones with jam and clotted cream) at the Grand Cafe. It’s the site of the first coffee house in England. The last time I visited, I thought it was overrated. Today it was perfect and their scones were the best I’ve had in a long time! Finally we made our way to @blackwellsoxford (a favorite shop of mine). Wes and I love bookstores. It’s our greatest weakness! What do you think weighed down our luggage coming here? Books.The day ended with dinner at home. Wes made our family favorite...Wes Pho. It warmed and soothed our chilled bodies and reminded us of home in KY. We were extremely blessed when Hannah and her daughter stopped by. Wes and I met Hannah in September of 2016 the first day Wes and I spent in Oxford. We had just arrived and went straight to lunch. Hannah and her husband happened to be sitting at the table next to us, and we ended up having a great chat!That’s the last time we saw them and today she asked me via Instagram if she could stop by for a moment. (Continue in comments...)
- Today is my 40th birthday. I don’t know how I feel about it quite yet. In all honesty I’m not SUPER excited about leaving my thirties, but I’m not in the doldrums because I’ve hit forty. It just seems so strange to be here. I need to get used to it for a few days (or weeks or months). I’ll let you know how I feel after that. Today we started out by visiting C.S. Lewis’s grave and church. I know it sounds strange, but for us it makes sense. He’s one of the biggest reasons we visited oxford in the first place. It seemed apropos to hang out with him a little today and thank him for introducing us to the city we love. From there we went over to the C.S. Lewis Nature Preserve and went on a muddy and foggy and rainy walk. It was a quintessential English day! @wesmullins took several portraits of me looking at the camera, but my favorite is this one, which is me getting distracted by a dog that has run by us. Wes caught me smiling at him and calling him to come over to us. So that’s a real Nina smile...always being wooed by the animals! From there we made our way into town and had lunch at a The Bear, one of our favorite pubs in the city. After that we got some cream tea (tea and scones with jam and clotted cream) at the Grand Cafe. It’s the site of the first coffee house in England. The last time I visited, I thought it was overrated. Today it was perfect and their scones were the best I’ve had in a long time! Finally we made our way to @blackwellsoxford (a favorite shop of mine). Wes and I love bookstores. It’s our greatest weakness! What do you think weighed down our luggage coming here? Books.The day ended with dinner at home. Wes made our family favorite...Wes Pho. It warmed and soothed our chilled bodies and reminded us of home in KY. We were extremely blessed when Hannah and her daughter stopped by. Wes and I met Hannah in September of 2016 the first day Wes and I spent in Oxford. We had just arrived and went straight to lunch. Hannah and her husband happened to be sitting at the table next to us, and we ended up having a great chat!That’s the last time we saw them and today she asked me via Instagram if she could stop by for a moment. (Continue in comments...)
- Today is my 40th birthday. I don’t know how I feel about it quite yet. In all honesty I’m not SUPER excited about leaving my thirties, but I’m not in the doldrums because I’ve hit forty. It just seems so strange to be here. I need to get used to it for a few days (or weeks or months). I’ll let you know how I feel after that. Today we started out by visiting C.S. Lewis’s grave and church. I know it sounds strange, but for us it makes sense. He’s one of the biggest reasons we visited oxford in the first place. It seemed apropos to hang out with him a little today and thank him for introducing us to the city we love. From there we went over to the C.S. Lewis Nature Preserve and went on a muddy and foggy and rainy walk. It was a quintessential English day! @wesmullins took several portraits of me looking at the camera, but my favorite is this one, which is me getting distracted by a dog that has run by us. Wes caught me smiling at him and calling him to come over to us. So that’s a real Nina smile...always being wooed by the animals! From there we made our way into town and had lunch at a The Bear, one of our favorite pubs in the city. After that we got some cream tea (tea and scones with jam and clotted cream) at the Grand Cafe. It’s the site of the first coffee house in England. The last time I visited, I thought it was overrated. Today it was perfect and their scones were the best I’ve had in a long time! Finally we made our way to @blackwellsoxford (a favorite shop of mine). Wes and I love bookstores. It’s our greatest weakness! What do you think weighed down our luggage coming here? Books.The day ended with dinner at home. Wes made our family favorite...Wes Pho. It warmed and soothed our chilled bodies and reminded us of home in KY. We were extremely blessed when Hannah and her daughter stopped by. Wes and I met Hannah in September of 2016 the first day Wes and I spent in Oxford. We had just arrived and went straight to lunch. Hannah and her husband happened to be sitting at the table next to us, and we ended up having a great chat!That’s the last time we saw them and today she asked me via Instagram if she could stop by for a moment. (Continue in comments...)
- Thought you might enjoy a little snippet of our daily lives here. This video encompasses the walk from our home to Magdalen College. The song you’re listening to is @theheathmcnasty singing The Weight of Gorly, inspired by C.S. Lewis’s sermon by the same name (check out his entire album...it’s amazing!). Feeling thankful today to live in such a beautiful city. #theweightofglory #cslewis #magdalencollege #oxfordphotowalk #oxfordlens #oxforduniversity #oxford #heathmcnease #thekilns #chroniclesofnarnia #universitychurch #magdalentower
- Thought you might enjoy a little snippet of our daily lives here. This video encompasses the walk from our home to Magdalen College. The song you’re listening to is @theheathmcnasty singing The Weight of Gorly, inspired by C.S. Lewis’s sermon by the same name (check out his entire album...it’s amazing!). Feeling thankful today to live in such a beautiful city. #theweightofglory #cslewis #magdalencollege #oxfordphotowalk #oxfordlens #oxforduniversity #oxford #heathmcnease #thekilns #chroniclesofnarnia #universitychurch #magdalentower
- Thought you might enjoy a little snippet of our daily lives here. This video encompasses the walk from our home to Magdalen College. The song you’re listening to is @theheathmcnasty singing The Weight of Gorly, inspired by C.S. Lewis’s sermon by the same name (check out his entire album...it’s amazing!). Feeling thankful today to live in such a beautiful city. #theweightofglory #cslewis #magdalencollege #oxfordphotowalk #oxfordlens #oxforduniversity #oxford #heathmcnease #thekilns #chroniclesofnarnia #universitychurch #magdalentower
- Being vulnerable about our financial needs can be a bit scary sometimes. You worry that others will judge you. Or perhaps they will think you are hoping that everyone will pay for you to take an elaborate 6 month vacation. What if people think we are irresponsible? What if they think we are crazy for thinking God called us to an expensive place like Oxford? These questions visit my mind fairly often. But if you know me personally, you know that I am pretty open about everything. I have been open about the fact that we have no income right now. That is not on anyone else but us....well, us and God. ;) He called us to Oxford, so we are following His lead. We keep saying we are doing things Corrie tenBoom style. If you've read Tramp for the Lord, you know what I mean. We have to do what our Father asks, and trust Him to take care of the rest. Even if not ONE single person helped us financially (although that is not true...we have about 3 people who are supporting us right now to get us to about $200/month), we truly believe that God will still provide. He can make the rocks cry out, right? So He can also provide for our finances from the rocks too, if He wants. (now if I find some rare diamond in our backyard worth 20K, I will seriously freak out!) We are going with the flow, and trusting that it is good, and that our amazing Father will not leave us hanging. So again...if you feel the urge to help us out financially while we are in Oxford for the next 6 months, you can follow the link in our profile. And we will be so grateful! But also know that if you don't feel that tug to contribute, it's okay. We will be okay! Now...just bask in the beauty of these stone hallways at Magdalen College.Beautiful, right? We hope to introduce many visitors to the hidden gems of Oxford. Please come see us!
- Being vulnerable about our financial needs can be a bit scary sometimes. You worry that others will judge you. Or perhaps they will think you are hoping that everyone will pay for you to take an elaborate 6 month vacation. What if people think we are irresponsible? What if they think we are crazy for thinking God called us to an expensive place like Oxford? These questions visit my mind fairly often. But if you know me personally, you know that I am pretty open about everything. I have been open about the fact that we have no income right now. That is not on anyone else but us....well, us and God. ;) He called us to Oxford, so we are following His lead. We keep saying we are doing things Corrie tenBoom style. If you've read Tramp for the Lord, you know what I mean. We have to do what our Father asks, and trust Him to take care of the rest. Even if not ONE single person helped us financially (although that is not true...we have about 3 people who are supporting us right now to get us to about $200/month), we truly believe that God will still provide. He can make the rocks cry out, right? So He can also provide for our finances from the rocks too, if He wants. (now if I find some rare diamond in our backyard worth 20K, I will seriously freak out!) We are going with the flow, and trusting that it is good, and that our amazing Father will not leave us hanging. So again...if you feel the urge to help us out financially while we are in Oxford for the next 6 months, you can follow the link in our profile. And we will be so grateful! But also know that if you don't feel that tug to contribute, it's okay. We will be okay! Now...just bask in the beauty of these stone hallways at Magdalen College.Beautiful, right? We hope to introduce many visitors to the hidden gems of Oxford. Please come see us!
- Being vulnerable about our financial needs can be a bit scary sometimes. You worry that others will judge you. Or perhaps they will think you are hoping that everyone will pay for you to take an elaborate 6 month vacation. What if people think we are irresponsible? What if they think we are crazy for thinking God called us to an expensive place like Oxford? These questions visit my mind fairly often. But if you know me personally, you know that I am pretty open about everything. I have been open about the fact that we have no income right now. That is not on anyone else but us....well, us and God. ;) He called us to Oxford, so we are following His lead. We keep saying we are doing things Corrie tenBoom style. If you've read Tramp for the Lord, you know what I mean. We have to do what our Father asks, and trust Him to take care of the rest. Even if not ONE single person helped us financially (although that is not true...we have about 3 people who are supporting us right now to get us to about $200/month), we truly believe that God will still provide. He can make the rocks cry out, right? So He can also provide for our finances from the rocks too, if He wants. (now if I find some rare diamond in our backyard worth 20K, I will seriously freak out!) We are going with the flow, and trusting that it is good, and that our amazing Father will not leave us hanging. So again...if you feel the urge to help us out financially while we are in Oxford for the next 6 months, you can follow the link in our profile. And we will be so grateful! But also know that if you don't feel that tug to contribute, it's okay. We will be okay! Now...just bask in the beauty of these stone hallways at Magdalen College.Beautiful, right? We hope to introduce many visitors to the hidden gems of Oxford. Please come see us!
- This post is not easy to write.But at the same time, it seems right that we should write it. It's not easy because we are asking for your help...financial help. You see, about a year ago we felt like God was calling us to Oxford. We knew it sounded crazy to some, but from many we kept hearing, "Yeah, this totally makes sense for you guys. It seems right!" So encouraging. And though it hasn't all happened as planned, we truly feel that there has been a purpose in every way things have played out. And in less than 40 days, the kids and I will finally join @wesmullins in Oxford. Finally! Wes left 60 days ago.At first it felt unbearable. But as the days have passed, even in the midst of me slightly drowning in my to-do list, it has gotten a little easier to bear. So yeah, we are excited to be together again! Many of you know that I wasn't able to get a job, so I will only be allowed to be there for 6 months on a tourist visa. This means the kids cannot attend school there, and I will be unable to work. Yes...that's right. We will have no income.Wes joined me for 11 years on my passionate journey in photography. Now I want to make way for HIS passion. This is marriage, and this is love. What we know is that we will have around $3,000/month in expenses (this includes rent and food...Oxford also happens to be the most expensive city in the UK!). This is where you come in. We are humbly asking for financial help in any way you feel comfortable helping. We figure that if ONLY 170 of our followers and friends give varying amounts, we can get to that $3,000 amount! 100 friends at $10/month, 50 friends at $20/month, and 20 friends at $50/month, and we will have made it happen!We know it may seem strange to some of you to help pay for a family to live in a place like Oxford. It seems extravagant! But for those of you who understand the callings of God, you know that sometimes God calls us to places of little economic wealth, and sometimes He calls us to the Oxfords of the world. We are just following His lead. We hope you will consider being a part of this adventure with us, and follow the link in our profile to do so. (Continued in comments...)
- This post is not easy to write.But at the same time, it seems right that we should write it. It's not easy because we are asking for your help...financial help. You see, about a year ago we felt like God was calling us to Oxford. We knew it sounded crazy to some, but from many we kept hearing, "Yeah, this totally makes sense for you guys. It seems right!" So encouraging. And though it hasn't all happened as planned, we truly feel that there has been a purpose in every way things have played out. And in less than 40 days, the kids and I will finally join @wesmullins in Oxford. Finally! Wes left 60 days ago.At first it felt unbearable. But as the days have passed, even in the midst of me slightly drowning in my to-do list, it has gotten a little easier to bear. So yeah, we are excited to be together again! Many of you know that I wasn't able to get a job, so I will only be allowed to be there for 6 months on a tourist visa. This means the kids cannot attend school there, and I will be unable to work. Yes...that's right. We will have no income.Wes joined me for 11 years on my passionate journey in photography. Now I want to make way for HIS passion. This is marriage, and this is love. What we know is that we will have around $3,000/month in expenses (this includes rent and food...Oxford also happens to be the most expensive city in the UK!). This is where you come in. We are humbly asking for financial help in any way you feel comfortable helping. We figure that if ONLY 170 of our followers and friends give varying amounts, we can get to that $3,000 amount! 100 friends at $10/month, 50 friends at $20/month, and 20 friends at $50/month, and we will have made it happen!We know it may seem strange to some of you to help pay for a family to live in a place like Oxford. It seems extravagant! But for those of you who understand the callings of God, you know that sometimes God calls us to places of little economic wealth, and sometimes He calls us to the Oxfords of the world. We are just following His lead. We hope you will consider being a part of this adventure with us, and follow the link in our profile to do so. (Continued in comments...)
- This post is not easy to write.But at the same time, it seems right that we should write it. It's not easy because we are asking for your help...financial help. You see, about a year ago we felt like God was calling us to Oxford. We knew it sounded crazy to some, but from many we kept hearing, "Yeah, this totally makes sense for you guys. It seems right!" So encouraging. And though it hasn't all happened as planned, we truly feel that there has been a purpose in every way things have played out. And in less than 40 days, the kids and I will finally join @wesmullins in Oxford. Finally! Wes left 60 days ago.At first it felt unbearable. But as the days have passed, even in the midst of me slightly drowning in my to-do list, it has gotten a little easier to bear. So yeah, we are excited to be together again! Many of you know that I wasn't able to get a job, so I will only be allowed to be there for 6 months on a tourist visa. This means the kids cannot attend school there, and I will be unable to work. Yes...that's right. We will have no income.Wes joined me for 11 years on my passionate journey in photography. Now I want to make way for HIS passion. This is marriage, and this is love. What we know is that we will have around $3,000/month in expenses (this includes rent and food...Oxford also happens to be the most expensive city in the UK!). This is where you come in. We are humbly asking for financial help in any way you feel comfortable helping. We figure that if ONLY 170 of our followers and friends give varying amounts, we can get to that $3,000 amount! 100 friends at $10/month, 50 friends at $20/month, and 20 friends at $50/month, and we will have made it happen!We know it may seem strange to some of you to help pay for a family to live in a place like Oxford. It seems extravagant! But for those of you who understand the callings of God, you know that sometimes God calls us to places of little economic wealth, and sometimes He calls us to the Oxfords of the world. We are just following His lead. We hope you will consider being a part of this adventure with us, and follow the link in our profile to do so. (Continued in comments...)

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