Tuesday, July 31, 2012


A picnic in the yard helps to makes a fun change in our day.

Ami decided to practice her braiding/french plaiting. She is getting there.

The kids found some covered sponge and had turns pushing each other on the tyre/tire swing. Tyre for our British English friends and tire for our American English friends:)

Monday, July 30, 2012


That's what you get when you don't wear shoes. My African babies-love them.The only thing that works to get them somewhat clean is a good scrub with a pumice stone.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Our friends have some very interesting pets and we enjoy going to visit them to see what new animals they have adopted. Socks is their new pot-belly pig and he is rather large!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hot Chocolate

We were out with our neighbours, having hot chocolate, because it's winter:) and we're in t-shirts and shorts. Love Malawian winters.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Roberta is a dear friend of ours. She loves on our children and is their adopted "Grandma"
I spend most early mornings walking and sharing with Roberta. We love to learn from each other and it sure helps when I have someone as fast-footed as her to keep me up to pace:) Love you Roberta.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wonderful Winter Weather

The kids love their swing set and the weather is so wonderful that outside play is a must. Alli's face looks a little scary in this picture, but I assure you, she was having a blast!
I love this little girl so much!
Notice how sparse the grass is, the dry season is here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Goodbye tea

I love sharing with these ladies who are in our home once a week for our church's Women's Bible study. Because our church is an International Church we have many families from all over who attend. That also means that many come and go. This was a farewell tea for a friend heading back to South Africa. Even though it's not easy saying goodbye, we know that God has already planned the road ahead for her and we are thankful to Him for allowing our paths to cross. She is also an expectant grandmother and will now be able to spend lots of time with her grandchild in SA. God is so good!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Home in Lilongwe

We have enjoyed being back in Malawi after being away for almost a month.  Some of our fellow ABC missionaries have returned from the US and it has been fun to see how their children have grown in a year.  A short-term ABC missionary doctor and his wife took us out to lunch to a quaint coffee shop in Lilongwe.  We had a delightful time.

Big brothers, Brad and Ben keeping an eye on Allison near the water fountain.  She still managed to stop the fountain from flowing though, we have no idea what she did...we left the place soon after :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Greece - Swim and Eat

  There were a series of pools which were connected together with an island in the middle. There were shallow parts for kids and a pool with lanes for swimming laps.

Pancakes for breakfast with chocolate sauce.

All in all, we had a super time, despite three of us getting sick...could've been all those pancakes:)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


The bridge we crossed to get to our island where we stayed.
No wonder Nero was such a cruel person.  When he was a kid he must have been teased a lot for those ears.
This is the world's first university in Athens.

The Parthenon
Olympic stadium in Athens where the torch begins its journey.
The prison of the Apostle Paul.

At Delphi
Guess who?
In Corinth.
At the bema seat where Paul was beaten.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Greece - The Ocean

We are here in Greece at our conference.  It has been an amazing time of encouragement.  We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our fellow missionary friends as well as being blessed to see the places where the Apostle Paul shared the truth of the gospel.

The sun went down so late at night, not at all like we're used to.  We went out a couple of nights to the beach and were skipping stones on the very calm sea. 
Brian was the best at skipping the stones.

Benjamin trying his hand at it.
Who knows where these dramatic children come from...

Traditional Greek wear.  We enjoyed watching the dancing.  It reminded me of back in my school days when my Greek friend taught us how to do Greek dancing for a project in PE class.

The boys were looking up at seagulls.
Our entire group of about 300 people went on a cruise to two different islands. The sea water was an amazing blue, like nothing we'd ever seen before.
This is the first island we docked at.

Enjoying Greek Island hospitality.  They have the most amazing yoghurt in Greece!

Some of our very favourite people.
Bied and Ben were lulled to sleep by the boat.  Bradley, however was green with sickness and Ami too. Brad threw up in a bag and then he felt much better.
Allison with Mrs Hendrickson.  Look at the size of those apples.