Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lock in Craziness!

We are officially insane. The kids have been asking and asking if they could have a sleepover before we left! My answer was, of course, "No way!" Blu's answer was, "Yes!! I'll convince Teacher Darbi!" So somehow he convinced me to have a massive lock-in in the dining hall with every child at New Day over the age of 3!!!!! Insanity.

First, we headed over to Staci's where she had invited us for a going away dessert and cappuccino!

Sillies

And now for the lock in...

The Big Boys having fun!

Blu laughed through both Ernest movies - he loves those! (I tolerate them.)

A dance party, of course!

The girls are great at line dancing!

My thoughts about this lock in...

I hung out in the corner with Laston!

Hey! That's my blanket! And jacket...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em...

At 11, we headed outside for a little bonfire where the kids roasted peanuts!

Cupcakes, cake, and punch!

This is how introverts feel about lock ins..

A group of them went running to the bridge and back at 1:30am!

Misheck finally called it a night! With Danu.

So am I glad we did it? I'll probably be glad in 2 weeks...when I have had more sleep and jet lag is conquered!

Meanwhile, the new orphan house is ALMOST done, and the big boys have been pitching in!

Today (Wednesday) is our last day here, and we have had a steady stream of visitors to come and say bye. I'M SO TIRED OF BEING SAD! Blu and I hopped in the Mule at one point and went across the river to say a quick goodbye to Max & Priscilla!

Big Blu and Little Blu

Maxwell and Blu

Priscilla and me

This afternoon will be our final goodbyes as we walk to each house to give hugs, a trip up to the tank stand as a family, and we pull out tomorrow at 6:30am...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 New Day Photo Shoot

Well, here we are at the 2018 New Day Photo Shoot! We had to wait until Wes & Laurie got back from the USA, and we tried to hold out as long as possible to see if Teacher Diana would make it back, but we finally decided it was now or never! Here are our beauties this year!

Agness

Axer

Ben

The "Big Boys"

Big Emmanuel

Blessing

Blesten

Blu

Us...I promise my shirt is just really big, I haven't gained THAT much weight! I promise.. ;)

Blu and Luyando

Caedmon

Cambree

Cason

Cambree & Laurie

Carolyn

Cason & Chipo

Mama Catherine

Mama Cecilia

Chileleko

Chipego

Chipo

Christina

Cynthia

Danu ;)

Me!

Me & Staci

David

Edna

Elizabeth

Cambree with Elizabeth

Carolyn with Elizabeth - everyone loves the baby!

Emma

Francis

Gaye

Gertrude

Glory

Hildah

Me and Hildah. And Hildah's hair.

Joseph

Joy

Justin

Kefbert

Kelitah

Kennedy

Laston

Little Emmanuel

Little Laurie

Mama Loveness

Lulu

Luumuno

Luyando

Maggie

Malilwe

Mama Tembo

Margaret

Margaret Anne

Melvin

The Middle Boys

Misheck

Muchoni

Mulenga

Mweene

Nella

Papa Tembo

Phillip

Prince

Ron & Dee

Sisi

Staci

Stanley

Steven

The Tembos

Terry

The Tidwells

Wes and Laurie

Yolantah

Mama Zelly

ALL of us, minus Teacher Diana and Aunt Mirriam and Machila

ALL the kids!

Almost ALL the staff!