Saturday, May 28, 2016

The most random assortment of pictures ever....

Don't say I didn't warn you! From birthday parties to family in Texas, to family in Northern Zambia, to construction....these pictures are in absolutely no order!

Teacher Abby and her kids

Laundry, laundry, and more laundry!

May birthday party - Abby getting water dumped on her!

The group water pouring in May!

My cutie pie nephew Amos who lives in Isoka, Zambia

And in 2 sweet nieces Andie & Keysi!

Teacher Diana's mom Barbara

Abby turned 38!

Carolyn is 54!

Diana is 49!

Hildah is 36!

Loveness is 53!

Lulu is 7!

Sisi is 14!

And Wes is 58!

Blu during PreK and Kindergarten Music class!

And working on roof trusses..

Cambree & her Baby Justin

Crispin, the builder of Palace #2 - the king of plaster!

My sister Dawni in Isoka with her boys, Isaac & Amos

And with her girls, Isabel & Abigail!

Teacher Diana & Agness

Diana & Carolyn ready for water!

Lots of water pouring!

Georgina is looking better!

And back to Grandma Marie is staying with my parents for a few more days before they say their goodbyes! (she lives in Oregon)

Always fun to pour water on Hildah!

My nephew Isaac in Isoka

Kids Club - Loveness & Barbara washing dishes

Teacher Debbie & Stanley

Some of the girls hanging out

Glory & Justin

Paw & Blu

Paw, B-Maw, and Emmanuel

Water pouring on Loveness


Michael, an older man who lives near us who is always kind!

AAHHH! Tomorrow is Mom & Dad's last Sunday at Ocker and their retirement celebration!

Trusses at the Palace #2

Working hard!

Water pouring on fast Sisi!

Aunt Staci comforting Justin

Love this pic of Mama Lala & Papa Wes!

Wes, Paw, & Diana

Water on Papa Wes!

And Cambree's Moroccan Lemon Cake!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just a little crazy!

It's been a little crazy here!! It looks like we are back to our 8 hour a day load-shedding (no electricity) schedule, and with grandparents here, I have been cooking up a storm! Today we woke up to a school holiday for African Freedom Day (yay!) but no power AND no water for 8 hours (boo!) When Blu brought me a bucket from the borehole to wash dishes, it felt like the "good" ole days at New Day! As soon as power came back on, I rushed over here to blog - I hate feeling behind on my blog! Here's a catchup of the last few days!

Waiting eagerly at the airport for 90 minutes for Paw & B-Maw to come through the doors!

The LONG bus ride home...

Cason finally found someone to read to him!

Paw & Caed catching some zzz's!

Hugs for Paw!

Teacher Diana's mom, Barbara, surprised her by coming along for the trip!

"Su-Su" is getting some love from Agness

I'm loving having B-Maw teach Cambree's Language Arts class!

Last week, Cambree made us an Egyptian Chocolate Cake - it was amazing!

Speaking of cake, back in Livingstone we celebrated Carolyn & Wes's birthdays with some cake at Ocean Basket!

Cason showing his grandparents his tree house!

At the end of our was an exhausting day!

Emma with her signature scowl!

B-Maw has won Emmanuel over with candy.. :)

Fence with Diana's poinsettia tree that B-Maw loves! (I have one too growing well in my front flower bed!)

Cambree, Little Laurie, and B-Maw went to visit Georgina, who is very sick.

Joy, our morning nanny for the little ones, with the kids

The ladies are loving B-Maw's nail polish and scarves!

Look at sweet Baby Justin - growing up!!

Mama Lala with her Language Arts class

Linety, who is a house cleaner at the Lukondo House

Mama Loveness & Justin

Mama Loveness & Mrs. Choma show off their new scarves!

Choma Museum with the grandparents!

Lunchtime naps at the Tidwell house! Like mother, like son...

Nighttime power outages mean grilling out and eating outside!

Paw & B-Maw enjoyed Blu's Monday afternoon Bible study at Chivuma

Construction plans...

Cambree showed B-Maw Precious's grave

3 little monkeys in the trees..

Some village ladies near Georgina's house

Happy African Freedom Day!