I completely forgot about these pictures, b/c they were taken on Tim's phone. This was how Preston and Isabella slept on the way home from the village. They slpet like this for like 2 plus hours. It was so CUTE!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
My two favorite guys in this world, aren't they handsome!
The family knew that there would be hundreds of people in attendance at the wedding, but no one knew there would be 1000 plus people there. In order to accommodate the massive amount of people expected, the cooking began days in advance. From butchering animals, to cooking kilos of sticky rice. Below is some of the food prep.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
we left Tuesday at 2:30 pm for the village. It takes 8 hours by bus. We take the sleeper bus as there is room to stretch your legs. It was about 11 when we arrived at our friends house. Bella and I shared a bed, and Tim and Preston shared another bed in the stilt house we were staying in. The kids went right to sleep, and we all woke up early in the morning with the help of the chickens who arose with the sun below us.Bella ate breakfast first while playing with the cats that she was totally obsessed with. We were all tired, but it felt good to be back in village again. Our friend cooked us fried eggs plus some more traditional food for breakfast. It was yummy and we were thankful for his hospitality.
Friday, January 25, 2013
I just wanted to remind everyone that Lent is fast approaching. Do you remember the Jesus tree we did last year for Lent? It is coming out again this year, but it isn't too late for you to make your own. If you want the ornament patterns I used email me and Ill send them your way. It is a great way to share the story from Birth of Christ to Death and Resurrection It makes Easter so much more meaningful. Also if you are like us and did some sort of 'Jesse' tree during Advent, than this is the perfect addition. Click here to see last years picture.
Monday, January 14, 2013
We decided a trip to the aquarium would be a great way to spend 1 of our 4 days. The kids loved it. Bella liked the glass bottom boat and seeing the shark swim under the boat. I on the other hand had flashbacks of being in a small boat in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and praying hippos didn't tip us over. I was 15 and spent the summer in Botswana. One night our guide took us out on a small boat with a huge search light. We were spotting baby crocs in the bush, but being careful to not wake sleeping hippos, apparently they like to tip over boats. At 15 that was the biggest adventure I had ever been on. That was then and this is now :) Of course sharks weren't going to tip our boat but I couldn't help the trip down memory lane.