Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Making Progress

OK..... We have decided to move out at the end of the month., and the result is : there is an official "for rent" sign in our front yard, we have piles and piles and stacks and stacks of stuff that is either being sold, stored or packed (mostly sold), nothing has a "place" any more, and today I took all the pictures down off the wall so everything looks weird.

Yes, these are the signs that we are moving to another country, halfway around the world!

I am making a mental list of all the things that I want to try and pack. Key word here being "try". We want to limit ourselves to the allotted # of bags, 2 per ticket + one carry on and one small purse or briefcase.

I have been introduced to a family in Kampala, Uganda, that sent me a VERY helpful list of "stuff" that is available there in Uganda. This list will help us decide what we REALLY need to take and what we can get there.

To day at dinner I asked the girls what they thought was the most exciting part about living in Africa. Here are their answers......

M - Seeing all the miracles.
H - Learning all the crafts that the ladies do.
S - Telling people about Jesus.
E - Making new friends..... not really, but she copied every thing her sisters said, and new friends was something that was said by all.


Other progresses....... H got her "tooth brace" off today and is now able to smile with confidence once again. I was talking to a friend today, and H is NOT the same little girl that she was a year ago. Last year H wouldn't ask my friend, someone she knew, for a piece of B-day cake while we were at her son's party.
Last month she boldly asked the waiter for more water when she realized that her cup was empty!! Thank you Jesus! It is unbelievable the changes that have taken place, especially since she is JUST like me and I didn't overcome my shyness until I was 20 something and married. I was afraid that she was going to suffer my same fate, but GOD had other plans!

Indian Blankets

Woooo Whoo!! I found my card reader!! Enjoy these pictures taken on Hwy 6 on the way home from Abilene last week.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SO Sad!

I took some too cute pictures of the girls last week in the Indian Blankets, but I currently can't find my memory card reader. :( OH well the pictures will have to wait.

SO I got to spend a night in the Dallas area last weekend. It was not quite as glorious as I had hoped, but it was still fun none the less. Friday was spent at the Home school book fair in Arlington. (As was Saturday) I got to spend the day with my dear friend Tara, that night I got to spend lots of time with my Best-est Friend Jenn. Saturday really didn't go as planned, I was gonna spend the day with Jen at the book fair, but she got sick. I was gonna ride back to Waco with Tressa, but we could never connect due to a lack of phone numbers and a dead cell phone battery (mine). Thank GOD I saw another friend from Waco, who had pity on me and let me ride home with her.

All in all it was a good weekend. I got a good start on next years school stuff. I LOVE planning!

However, I realize that I have started the grieving process. I think I can handle living in a small one bath home, I can get used to new foods and methods of cooking. The heat, well I hope I can handle it. But the thing I think I am going to miss most is the LIBRARY. We love going to the library. Every week or so we load up and check out tons of awesome books. This new curriculum revolves around books, it is doable with out the extra books, but they are so nice to have.

In other moments....... today E and I were looking at a book that had a picture of a rabbit. She kept calling it a "runny babbit". I know that there is a book out there that is called "runny babbit" but we have never read it....... maybe I will check it out next time we are there.

I wish I had more funny little thing to share, but my brain is too tired to think.