Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day After Christmas Fun!

The kids got a SMALL swimming pool for Christmas.  It was just enough to get them wet and let them have some fun on a hot day.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

First Christmas Pictures!!

Christmas Eve in Zambia.  We didn't have a tree so we made one to put on the wall.  The kids loved it!  They got to decorate their own ornaments and put them where they wanted.
Christmas morning -  Zoe is playing with her new jewelry and princess, pony and carriage.
Levi - He still hasn't opened all his presents.  He was fascinated with each one and I stopped trying to get him to open anymore....
Hadassah is now playing with a new DS game.
Thank you for all that you sent to us.  We are so blessed and overwhelmed by your love.  We ask that you continue to pray for us and let us know how everything is going through your emails and updates.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Cookies

I have commented to many people how hard it is to experience all that Christmas cheer when it is 100 degrees outside and and utter lack of holiday festivities all around.  So we decided after a short day of homeschool (thank the Lord!), we would make some Candy Cane Cookies.  All three children and I began well, making our candy canes and christmas wreaths.  Soon, the multitude got tired because they were a little more difficult to make that I expected.  So as they departed, I began to improvise on the christmas cheer.  As you can see the progression below.  we started off well but ended up with just plain red cookies and white cookies.  I just happened to have some peppermint extract so they do taste really good!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Look what we found in Lukulu

Bed bugs!  Yes, those are all bed bug bites.  Levi also has a lot of bites, Zoe just a few, Hadassah less and for some reason, Jeff has none.  But even more important, we were able to find a house that we really like.  It is unfinished and the verbal agreement is that the guy has to put in floors, ceilings, windows and paint the outside by February.  If he does this, then our LC will come in and finish the rest (which is ALOT).  If this works out, we will be very happy.  We really like the house.  It has a unique floor plan, not the usual ranch style and a very large yard.  Please continue to pray for our housing in Lukulu.  Please pray that the owner/builder will be a man of integrity and trustworthy.  We'll keep you updated!