Why “Seasons Worth Savoring”?

This blog came about from our original blog, Kolbwebs. We started the blog when we began our Foreign Service adventure just after getting married in 2005. Our blog is a way to stay in touch with family and friends that we miss so dearly! We hope it’s a way for people to keep up with our growing kids and transient lives so that in some small way we can minimize the geographic distance.  It has also become a creative outlet for me (Kristen) as I navigate through daily life with my boys in tow.

I find myself in the midst of very busy seasons of life. Seasons of marriage, parenting, cooking, crafting and adjusting to our ever-changing life overseas.  I am learning, ever so slowly, to savor these seasons. I am challenging myself to find the beauty in each season and to allow myself to be honest about those things that might not be so beautiful. I want to remember each moment with my children as I watch them grow and I want to look back on these years fondly. Some moments I find myself wanting to stop time and never let my children grow, while at others I find myself overwhelmed with excitement for the future! There are dark days in each season with sickness, sadness and challenges that come our way but there are many days of joy, growth and learning how to better be a family!

When I thought of a name for this place I was reminded of a hymn we sang at our wedding, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”.  In particular this verse, “Summer and Winter and Springtime and Harvest. Sun, moon and stars in their courses above. Join with all nature in manifold witness, to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.”  This blog is about us, experiencing God’s great mercy and love to our family! He has been so faithful to us!

Join me as I share our lives, marriage, parenting adventures, homesickness, DIY projects, home decorating, cooking, photography and let’s not forget culture shocks! This is a blog about our lives, the good, the bad and the ugly!


  1. Aaron Henderson

    Well, well, well… good ol’ Seth. From reading the posts I can tell that life has been treating you very well. Hopefully you haven’t forgotten me from the days at UT Southwestern. Well, I am no longer in the military, and I’m about to dive into teaching Bilingual Elementary students down in Austin… so I’m pretty excited about that. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Continue to take care of the family and I’ll attemtp to do better about keeping in touch.

  2. Annie OLEary

    Love checking in on you all. Wish we were closer.
    MIss you and love you all –

  3. nice to see some other kolbs around

  4. Jo Beth

    I really like it. I always enjoy your postings.

  5. Nomads By Nature

    Love the name, love the reason! Looking forward to your observations and insights on this (sometimes) crazy FS life!

  6. I’m so glad I found your blog. We were posted in Frankfurt for a while and visited Bern often. I love the meaning behind your blog’s name. I recently did a bible study on different seasons on our lives and I see it come to life thru your blog. I look forward to reading more about your adventures!

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