SO here is the post you have all been waiting for….one with PICTURES!!! 🙂
As I mentioned in a previous post, the house we are living in for the next 6 months is the house Marshal lived in while here with his family from ’93 – ’96.
It has been pretty fun for him to remember some of the memories from that time.
This is the walkway up to the front of the house. We don’t use this entrance a whole lot because we found there is a family of Army ants that like to live in the trees there and they have little pinchers that REALLY hurt!! So we stay clear of this space, which is kind of a bummer since it’s so pretty! We’re hoping that when the rainy season passes so will the ants. we’ll see!
I’m not for sure who took this picture, I think it was Danny or Ryan. but either way I really like it. This is the view from our house to the gate of our compound.
If you are feeling a little brave and want to venture outside the compound, this is what you would see…
a glance to the right….
and a glance to the left….
Funny thing is I look at these pictures and think it looks awfully bare. It is usually insanely crazy and congested. These little shops are called souks and are where we get our bananas, milk, bread and other fruits and veggies. (don’t ask what the *water* is in the ditch! We’ll just say they don’t have public restrooms on this street! imagine the smell….yeah!)
I had these brought to me one day!
Definitely made me 🙂
We had our first guests on thursday. Allen and Susan Stoller.
This is a sweet couple that went to training with us in CO. It was so good to meet up with them here and have an evening to chat and catch up. And they brought lolly pops for the kids! 🙂
The boys have been adjusting well, the days they ask to “go home” are fewer and fewer. They love the freedom of playing on the compound and the guards here love kids and are so helpful with the boys! The other day I saw one of the guards helping Ryan push his bike through the grass over to the concrete area so he could ride. It was really sweet! 🙂
Right after an ant attack. They get under your clothes so bad you have to just strip naked to get them off. We actually buzzed Ryan’s hair shortly after this because he had so many ants caught in his hair we couldn’t get them out very well. They’re sneaky little things, they can be half way up you before you know they are even there and then the only reason you do is cause they got you in their little pinchers!!
This looks like a very serious poker game, but honestly it was an innocent game of go fish with Grandma Donna! 🙂
Ipod time 🙂
*Helping* mommy with the laundry!
So during our training in CO they taught us at the end of the day to think of something bad (yuck duck) and something good (yea duck). This is supposed to help you recognize the good things in a time of transition and change as well as realize that it’s ok to have the bad things too! So here are mine for the day.
I have to look at BLUE couches!! ( I know mom…horrors!! 🙂 )
I get to look at these PINK boots!! 🙂