Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pictures from Rumbai

Just a few quick photos of our upcoming adventure to Sumatra. 

 The first two pictures are our new classrooms.  I am going to be the new kindergarten teacher and John will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade.  

The third picture is our camp pool. The kids can hardly wait to take a dip.  

Sydney's Birthday

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What would you not want to live without?

Ok..have you ever gone on a long trip and wondered what to take with you? That is question of the day for our family.  I am interested to know one thing you would need if you were moving away from your home.  To make this more interesting lets throw out the basics like food, water, clothing, and the Bible. What is your one thing?

John - Diet Coke and the complete Season of  "The Office"
Kade - His dog Ember (Yikes! We better figure out how to get that dog there.)
Yoyo -  Her tutu
Kathi - Great Chapstick! 
Sydney - John and Kate Plus 8 (better buy the DVD's)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Letter

Dear Family and Friends,

We hope that this letter finds you well and enjoying your holidays with family and friends. We have had a rather tame year by Getzinger standards, which has been a nice change of pace. In order to cut down on refuse and reduce our carbon footprint Kathi and I have been looking into "experience" gifts. For example we took the kids to Disneyland right before Christmas which was a big hit with the 3-9 year old demographic.

We seem to have found another experience that we think will definitely broaden our horizons. We have recently accepted an offer to teach on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. We will be teaching in a small school, which boasts warm weather and monkeys in our backyard. Our camp is located close to Pekanburu.  

Sydney is a fourth grader this year. She could not be more excited about our upcoming adventure. She loves everything Animal Planet. She also loves to be on the go. This adventure is right down her ally.

Kade is a first grader. He loves his teacher. (His Mom) He spends most of his time outside and building inventions in our backyard. He is most excited about the airplane ride. I think we may have a future Boeing employee on our hands.

Brooklyn is enjoying preschool. She has blended into our family so well we can't even imagine our family without her. She loves nothing more then playing princess and dolls. I'm not sure but I think she is most looking forward to the Asian food she will be able to get in Sumatra.

John is still teaching at Stanwood Middle School. This is his first year not coaching high school boy's basketball. It has been a tough transition for him. I have the sneaking suspicion that Basketball may make a re-appearance in our lives in Sumatra. More details on that coming soon to a blog near you.

As for Kathi, she is doing well. She is still teaching first grade. "I am excited about our upcoming adventure. Rumor is that there is an orphanage near Pekanbaru. It is my prayer that God would open doors for me to become involved there."

We hope that you all have a safe and happy "New Year" and we look forward to hearing from you. 

John, Kathi, Sydney, Kade and Brooklyn "YoYo"