Thursday Thoughts

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First things first...my Mom is coming, my Mom is coming!
This Saturday, along with my sister Cately, for an entire week!
Oh the excitement!

We started a new tradition this week of going for a family walk throughout the streets of our "neighborhood". The kids love the feel of adventuring, seeing new sights and people, and we are striving to be intentional about building relationships in the community...not just within the walls of the mission. When Zoe calls out a "bonswa" greeting to passerbys they absolutely light up and it helps break any cultural ice barriers.

The kids needed to stop for a break in the shade as it was hot, even on a December day...


It must have been completely exhausting for this little Zooble...



My favorite breakfast that we eat here in Haiti is the Rehma rice (a Food for the Poor packaged rice mix) and a hard boiled egg. For all those times that we participated in packaging these rice mixes in America, it is crazy to think I am actually eating this as a staple of my diet. And if you ever wondered if the food actually gets to the poor...I am living proof that it is a huge blessing to have as a resource to our mission kitchen...


Ezra loves Sonic the Hedgehog. Not sure why, but he does. He draws him, tries to run like him, loves any of his cartoons, and had a Sonic-themed birthday back in September. I came upon this creation he made out of Jenga blocks this week...


I love that crazy, exhausting, creative boy.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, even in Haiti. While it's not cold, we have a tree up, stockings are hung, Christmas lights on, and all kinds of Christmas preparations in progress. This is going to be the simplest Christmas ever for our family...and I am so excited for all the special memories we get to make, devoid of any stress or packed calendars. All our decorations are homemade or locally bought, but I don't think I have ever enjoyed decorating more!

Happy Thursday everyone! 



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3 comments:

Tonya Hurter said...

Amazing, I loved every bit.
Especially the picture of Zoe on the walk. That's a forever memory.

mommajeane said...

I can’t wait…I love the picture of Zoe asleep…how precious. See you soon…do you know how wonderful that feels to say that : )

Depsoom said...

it'll be an amazing Christmas! Have a great time celebrating the Lord and what He has done for us!