Monday, June 26, 2017

Lusaka Trip!

A few weeks ago, we realized that we needed to go to Lusaka. 1) We needed to start the process to get an air conditioner installed in our new minibus (BEFORE the hot season!), 2) We needed to take Abby's things to her, and 3) We have a new long-term volunteer coming in September, and we needed to submit her Immigration papers. We looked at the calendar and realized, lo and behold, our only free weekend was the 22-25...which just happens to be Mom's birthday! So we invited Teacher Diana along and made a trip of it!

It took us FOREVER to get there (6 hours ish), so we were relieved to finally see the city lights and stop at The Cake Bar for supper!

Cason ordered "Creaky Hot Dogs!" We wondered what that was, and this is what came out. On the receipt, it was printed "Creamy Hot Dogs" - guess it was a typo in the menu!

A BBQ meatball sub on a pita for me!

The next day, our first stop was a delivery to Teacher Abby of all of her things. Meet Abby's baby boy - Lutangalo, which means Joy! He is a cutie. Abby is applying for teaching jobs in Lusaka and living with her brother and his family.

We did a LOT of shopping on Friday, took the kids to see The Boss Baby, and then had supper at Mugg & Bean. The next day was Mom's birthday (and their 44th anniversary!), so we headed to the spa for manicures, pedicures, and a massage (for Dad!)

Meanwhile, Blu got the minibus a/c situation taken care of and entertained the boys...

Lunch at Spur - where obviously a sports game of some kind was on!!

That night, we headed to our favorite Chinese place, Dong Fang, for a yummy meal! Blu even sang "Happy Birthday to You" in Chinese to Mom! (a man of many talents...!!) My brother-in-law was able to join us and treated us ALL to the meal - we had a great time!

Blu had (on his own!) picked out a cake for Mom earlier that day while we were at the spa - so sweet!

We forgot the candles, but she pretended :) It was a great day to celebrate Mom's 61st birthday!

And that's a wrap on last week and this past weekend! We have a somewhat calm week (ha!) before our next team arrives on July 3rd! Our kids are traveling back to the USA with this team, so time is flying by! Today, I have taught 4 classes, wrapped 7 birthday gifts for July birthdays, sorted/cleaned things in the Resource Room, sorted/cleaned things in The Ark, planned a menu and shopping list for the next team, done grocery inventory for the next team, done 2 expense reports, worked out, and blogged! And now it's time for me to head to the boys' soccer game, have a prayer meeting with Wes & Laurie, and then figure out supper!! AAAHH!! This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, and I feel like it was written JUST for me!!

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