Friday, August 5, 2016

Lusaka Family Time!

I can't believe it's August already! On Tuesday, we loaded up into Bus Number New Day to head to Lusaka - the Tidwell family, Teachers Carolyn & Diana, Mom & Dad, Abby, Hildah/Laurie, and Mama Zelly! Our plan was to stay for a few days in the capitol city hanging out with my sister and her family before Mom & Dad head up to Northern Zambia to spend a few weeks with them! It was 4 days of absolute chaos of trying to figure out everyone's schedules, complete tons of lists of things that needed to be accomplished or bought, all while navigating the extremely insane Lusaka traffic in a bus...!! Here is a glimpse of our trip, in no particular order!

First stop - the Mint Lounge at Sandy's! Love this place!

My favorite meal of roasted quinoa with butternut and cranberries - Blu said my food looked like it was going to crawl off of my plate!!!!

We joke that in Lusaka we do 2 things: eat, and talk about where we're going to eat next!! Here we are eating at Spur - kids eat free on Wednesdays! :)

Amos recently turned 8 and opened his bday presents from Mama Dee & Grandpa!

Mama Dee's awesome handmade birthday cards - this one was a Swiss Army knife complete with workable parts!

Blu, Dawni, Blake, & Dad visiting at the Baptist Guesthouse playground

Blu & Blake discussing welding

Sweet Daddy always combs Cambree's long hair..because Mean Mama refuses... ;)

Boy cousins!

Mom & Dad became one with Bus Number New Day this trip..

Our last night together was spent at Dong Fang Restaurant - so yummy! We took some great grandkid pictures too!

All seven!

Dawni & Amos

Dad & Dawni deep in conversation!

Love my scizzer!

Getting our hair "just right" for the picture... :)

Mama & us girls!

Grandpa with his grandsons!

We had to stay at a different lodge from the kimbroughs due to space, so we stayed at Roma Lodge - the kids begged to swim each day, and when they FINALLY had a chance on Friday, they made it 17 minutes...not quite summer weather yet here!

Mama Dee with her oldest grandchild, Isabel!

We might have eaten at Mugg N' Bean three times in four days... ;) Cambree & Uncle Blake being silly!

Mama Dee, Amos, & Abigail! Poor Abigail felt badly all week. (You can tell that Isaac, Caedmon, & Cason don't really have time for pictures!)

On Thursday afternoon, we spent 3 hours at Avocado getting pedicures (9 of us!), a massage (Dad), and manicures (me & Dawni)! Cambree's pedicure took the longest because her feet!!


Mama Dee with her granddaughters

We were piled into Dawni & Blake's LandCruiser!

Caedmon getting some cousin love from Amos!

Mama Dee giving Amos a push!

We might have had a few cappuccinos this week...

Early Saturday morning we will head back to New Day to a lot of action - we will arrive just in time for Kids Club, we have a housemother interview Sunday afternoon, and we will spend a lot of the upcoming week sorting through the container that just arrived and was unloaded while we were in Lusaka! We're glad to have a break from school and ready to use the time to get as much accomplished as we can!

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