Author Archives: Wendy McCollum

About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.

Sebastian’s 6th Birthday

There is a strange transformation that happens between five and six. Children somehow go from that pre-school look to that grown up school kid look. Here is Sebastian last year:Here he is now, with his long arms and legs: Birthday … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

This is not my normal kind of post, but it seemed the easiest place to make this available for those who are interested. The Church of England has devoted this week before Pentecost as a week of prayer. They have … Continue reading

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Riding the Train at Schönbrunn Palace

There is a wonderful card you can buy in Austria called the Niederösterreich Card. For 60€ it gives one time admission to numerous places in and around Vienna and is a great way to explore Vienna. It is such a … Continue reading

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Isaac and Stephen’s 11th Birthday

Isaac and Stephen were the first of the children to celebrate their birthday in Vienna. I wasn’t quite sure how to hold a birthday party for many children in our small apartment so they just invited a few friends.  We … Continue reading

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Das Wiener Riesenrad

The weekend of Isaac and Stephen’s birthdays we headed to the Prater for our first ride on the famous Wiener Riesenrad–the Giant Ferris wheel. It was built in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Franz Josef I and has … Continue reading

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Salzburg: Our First Trip Out of Vienna

a The Monday after Easter we took advantage of the end of Easter break and boarded a train for Salzburg.  It was our first time since our arrival that we journeyed outside of Vienna. I thought it might be easier … Continue reading

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Easter in Vienna 2016

We were glad to share our first Easter here in Vienna with Kathy and some good friends. In the days leading up to Easter I learned a few new things. First, in addition to Christmas markets, Vienna also has Easter … Continue reading

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