Saturday, December 8, 2012

Enoch and Malaria

Please keep Enoch
In your prayers

He has malaria
and his temp is up and down

Through it all however
He is doing great
and has an awesome attitude!

Just another opportunity
For the Lord
To teach me to trust

Oh joy :)
Isn't it amazing
How He uses children
To stretch us!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Surprise "Birthday" Party

So the girls
And the young ones
Have been planning
A tea party
For two days now

Making gifts
Setting up the table
Dressing up their dolls
So on and so forth

They came to me
With the official invitation
And informed me
It was time to start

I walked in
And was met
With this

My "Surprise Birthday Party"
I love it!

The totally surprised me
I can't believe
The little ones
Kept it a secret

Talk about planning!

My Birthday Cake!
Complete with sprinkles

I also 
Took some pictures
Of the "guests"

Eston and Eden
Enjoying some of my cake

Was VERY enthusiastic
The girls kept rebuking him
For eating with
"Bad Manners"

Elizabeth feeding
Her baby doll cake

The whole party!

Eden and her baby


Elyssa and her babies


Eston was ready to eat!
With his napkin and everything


Me and my "crown"
It was after all
My party!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The death... Of a turkey... Plus Thanksgiving!

Last week
We had a group come
From RCF

What a blessing!

On top of 
Just being an amazing group

They brought us
A bin of goodies...
Full of the fixing
For Thanksgiving

We of course
Had to have
A turkey...

So the neighbor
Obliged us
By selling two
Stellar specimen

Since it is fresh
We have to butcher it
All by ourselves

Or should I say
Our staff does
I was close on hand
With my camera...

So of the pictures
Are a bit gruesome!*

Our ill fated turkey #1

And Charlie
Ill fated turkey # 2

Killing a turkey
The old fashioned way
Thank goodness
For Joseph and Julius...
I would have been lost!

I can't kill a turkey
But I do know
How to prepare one
To bake in the oven!
Thanks Erica!
For letting us use
Your oven

It was time
For the feast!

Mashed Potatoes
And turkey...


Gravy, Green Bean Casserole and Peas/Corn


What is Thanksgiving
Without Cranberry Sauce
Easy Cheese
And Deviled Eggs!


Finally our dessert
In the absence of yams
We had pumpkin
Think Candied Yam
Meets Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving from Uganda!!!