Waiting for Fall in October

Date: October 7, 2011
Location: Lake Jackson, Texas

So, now the MK Meier Family finally updates their blog after nearly four months.  I guess it really did take this long to adjust to a new location, climate and altitude. Perhaps it didn’t take the kids half as long as it took their mommy and daddy.  In any case, it has been a busy four months.  We arrived in July just in time to experience part of the heat wave and drought that the state is experiencing.  I think I can count on one hand how many times that it rained. Of course, it also doesn’t help that the temperature keeps rising above 90 Farenheit into the month of October.  However, it appears that we might experience cooler temperatures soon (such as somewhere between 70 and 80 degrees).

But now we are all finally settled.  Stephen is busy in his position as head of school and Cristina is busy trying to finish writing her dissertation so that she can finally graduate this year. Feel free to browse the blog to find out about the following:

1) Our new Texas routine now that we’e been living here

2) Stephen’s work at BCS

3) Observations about living in Lake Jackson

4) Big Brother Jared

5) The Lively Luke

6) Notes on Grace

Thanks for keeping in touch with us!

Sincerely, Cristina

Recent Adventures in the Meier Family

Date: October 2, 2010
Location: Quito, Ecuador

Greetings, friends and family,

I was planning on writing another newsletter (and do some updating of this family blog) sometime “soon.”  But with the recent political unrest in the country, I decided I should speed up the process and complete the task this weekend before too many people start wondering if we disappeared among the turmoil you might have been reading about on-line.

Before I go any further, let me assure everyone that the family is doing well and barely affected about what has been going on a few miles away from our home.  We are blessed to live in a bit of a ‘cocoon’ here on the school’s campus.  We were not even close enough to the action to hear any of the rioting or smell any tires burning.

You can visit  the links on this blog  to read more about the following items:

*A 24 hour Upheaval in Ecuador
*A STUCO retreat for the whole family
*Jared’s sharp mind
*Luke’s melodic expressions
*Celebrating 34 Years of Life
*Stephen’s Job Hunt

Thanks for taking the time to stay in touch with us.  E-mail us, Skype us, leave us a message here, call us on our Vonage phone or simply come on over and visit (if physically possible).  We love “visiting” no matter which method of communication used.


Cristina, Stephen, Jared and Luke (and the little shrimp-t0-be a Meier)

October – Coming Up For Air

Date: October 25, 2009
Location: Quito, Ecuador

It was nearly three months ago that I (Cristina) began planning for our next batch of posts to add to this blog.  I was excited about some of the topics I wanted to share with all our friends and family.  I planned on writing these little articles at the end of August and taped a little sticky note up above my computer for my “End of August Blog.”

Suddenly, the end of August was upon us like a rushing torrent of activities that would carry us into the new school year.  The only recourse was to dive in and get started. There was new teacher orientation, followed by returning teacher orientation and several days of “in-service” sessions that focused on faith integration into the classroom.

The torrent only sped up as classes began on September 7.  The weeks rushed by as we juggled our school responsibilities with our home responsibilities and other projects we had on our plates.  Before we knew it, we had finished five weeks of school and were handing out progress reports.

We continue to speed our way along to the end of the first quarter; which is less than four weeks away. However, I am finally coming up for air in mid-October and I’m excited to get back in touch with all of you.

Please browse through our categories to find the answer to the following questions:

Under TCK Views
*Why is loose change so important to carry around the streets of Quito?
*What has Stephen been learning about the culture and language in the past few months?

Under Ministry
*What is the Alliance Academy International doing to celebrate their 80th anniversary coming up in November?

Under Family News
*Did Cristina pass the two sections of her Ph.D. exams that she had to repeat this fall?
*As a full-fledged 2 year old, what new things has Jared learned to say?
*At nine and a half months, has Luke become mobile?

We look forward to the e-mails we receive from all of you.  Know that if you send us a personal e-mail, we will take the time to write you back personally.  We appreciate your prayers, encouragement and support of our ministry.

The MK Meier Clan (Cristina, Stephen, Jared & Luke)
e-mail: crcmeier@yahoo.com

Two year old, Jared, and 9-month-old, Luke enjoy a "ride" in the basket mobile.

Two year old, Jared, and 9-month-old, Luke enjoy a “ride” in the basket mobile.