Category Archives: Holidays

Welcoming the New Year

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 … Continue reading

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Max and Elly Turn Five!

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 … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Decorating for Christmas

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 … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Max and Elly’s Birthday Party

Max and Elly turned 4 years old on Sunday so on Monday they got to have a birthday party with their classmates at school. What better way to kick off the week than to pump a bunch of preschoolers full … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Happy Birthday, Brenda!

Wednesday was Brenda’s 20th birthday! Our home is officially free of teenagers! (At least for another 9 years.) For this week’s 5 Photo Friday, I’m sharing a few highlights of our family’s celebration of Brenda’s milestone birthday.

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5 Photo Friday: Welcome 2015!

Happy New Year! After enjoying Christmas in Arusha we went to the village for a few days to ring in the New Year. While we were there Max and Elly put on some of their new Christmas clothes and we did an impromptu … Continue reading

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Max and Elly Turn 3!

Max and Elly are three! Their birthday was a couple of weeks ago, but I guess I’m still recovering from my blogging marathon month in June when I was doing the #clickaday photography challenge. When Mom and Carla came to … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Kitchen Helpers

As much as Max and Elly like to play make-believe these days, they also love to dig in and help around the house for real, too. They help mop the floors, wipe the table, do the dishes, and put their … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Trip to the Shamba

As I mentioned in my previous post, we spent Christmas this year on our shamba in the village. We always enjoy our time there, and this trip was no exception. We arrived on the Saturday before Christmas and as soon … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes to Kilimanjaro

Last year we were in Arusha on Christmas morning and Max and Elly got to open their presents with all of our U.S. family tuning in via video Skype (Christmas morning in Tanzania is Christmas Eve in Wakefield, Nebraska). This … Continue reading

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