Immediately after our mission, we moved to Oberursel, Germany. After two years in Germany, we returned to California in August 2001.
Christina graduated from Frankfurt International School with an IB certificate (she received a perfect score on her senior paper on the Ukrainian famine) and has attended BYU for a year. She is now living at home and working full-time for a local software company.
Michael was able to travel all over Europe playing basketball and running cross-country. Michael won first place in cross-country for 8th graders among all international schools in Europe (London, 2000); in the spring 2001 he also won first place in the 3000 meter race at the IST final track meet in Brussels, running with HS JV competitors. Michael is beginnning his junior year at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast; he participates in sports (runs cross-country, team captain for 2 year; was MVP on JV basketball team for two years; and is also on tennis team) and is doing well in his academic work.
Meka is taking care of everything around the house and trying to keep track of us. It is taking more time than we thought to get organized after being out the country for five years and after moving to a new house.
Together with my partner, Bruce Brereton, I develop custom software for small and medium-sized US-based software firms. We are partners with SoftServe, Inc in Lviv, Ukraine, where we have over 200 software engineers. I feel fortunate and blessed to be able to have work that allows me to learn and to visit Ukraine two or three times a year.