When you’re five years old, it’s a pretty cool thing to have a Daddy who is a safari guide. But it can be tough, too, when high season rolls around and that means Daddy is away a lot, taking visitors to the national parks.
So, as our really busy season was just about to kick-off, we decided Max and Elly could use a some intensive Daddy Time before Kakasii was away on safari so much. So we packed up and headed on safari ourselves!
Well, after a 6-month hiatus it’s time to get back to blogging. I’ve missed sharing our Tanzanian adventures, but life just got so full and busy it was hard to keep up with everything. So I decided to let the blog go for a while. I was also much less intentional about capturing our days in pictures, but I’ve pulled together a selection of images and video clips to share as highlights of the last few months… Continue reading
Posted in Family Time, Holidays, Photography, Twin Fun
Tagged Christmas, church, family. fun, kids, New Year, safari, school, singing, Sunday school, travel
Well, it happened. My babies turned 5! And already Max is talking about turning 6, then 7, then 8…
We celebrated with their class at school again this year, but this being a milestone birthday they each got their own cake that they chose themselves from the bakery. No surprise, Elly chose a butterfly fairy: Continue reading
There’s a lot going on around here. A lot. I can hardly keep up with it myself! I’ll use this chance to update you with what’s going on in our world, and share the results of a recent family photo session we had done. Continue reading
Posted in Family Time
Mom and my sister Carla packed up and headed home yesterday. In their two-week visit, I took 993 photos, and Carla took about 700. So it’s pretty tough to narrow those down into a 5 Photo Friday post, so I plan to do some more posts with more photos later, but for now I’ll share a few highlights from the trip. Continue reading
Posted in Family Time, Photography, Tanzanian Culture, Twin Fun
Tagged family, goat, grandchildren, grandma, s'mores, safari, school, village
I guess owning a coffee and banana farm on Mt. Kilimanjaro already qualifies us as farmers, but now we’re corn farmers, too!
The property that our house in Arusha sits on includes a large farm plot behind it, so Kakasii decided to make good use of it and plant corn. Continue reading
Last week we celebrated Parents’ Day at ELIMAA School. It was a great celebration of all that we’ve been able to accomplish over the last year or so, thanks in large part to the generous support we’ve received from so many of you!
As I explained in my ELIMAA update post, more and more children are in need of ELIMAA School. So we set our sights on expanding for the new year. With the remaining donations we received in 2015, we got very busy in December and were able to: Continue reading
As my Facebook newsfeed is full of photos of snowy scenes, it’s 89 degrees here. So I wish I could say “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” but it’s not really. At least not by this Nebraska girl’s standards, anyway.
It is beginning to look a little bit like Christmas though, thanks to Max and Elly. Continue reading
It was just a bit more than a year ago that I first shared with you about ELIMAA School. I was nervous to publicly share what we were doing, fearing that if we failed, I would have to own up to that publicly, too.
But this past year has seen huge advances for ELIMAA School. And now we’re ready to grow! Continue reading
If you happened to see us on House Hunters International, you might remember that the greatest drawback to the house we chose was its small compound, which left little room for Max and Elly to play, and zero green space.
But that’s soon about to change as we move to a new house (minus the HGTV cameras and reality-TV fame) in the next few days!
Our new house, which is owned by dear Tanzanian friends of ours who live in the US, has a oodles more outdoor space for Max and Elly to roam, and lots of trees and bushes. Continue reading