Monday, October 7, 2013

Snapshots of Life

Those who have spent even a little bit of time with me will probably not be surprised to hear that I have taken quite a few pictures in the time I've been here. This post has no particular purpose other than sharing some of them. Enjoy!

"Everybody's got a water buffalo..." Ok, not quite, but there are quite a few!

Up on the helipad. I've started having a little worship service of my own up there on Sunday mornings, and it's lovely.

Charlotte and I are prepared to go hunting for Matilda, the cockroach lurking somewhere on my shelves. We were successful! The official victory belonged to Charlotte, the Raid, and the shoe, but I did help. :)

The river after a very heavy rain

The house behind ours

A picture of pictures! This is one of the walls in my room. It's so great to be reminded of the promises of Scripture and to see the faces of those I love everywhere I look.

I got three packages and some letters on the last supply flight! Quite fun, to say the least. :)

Sunset... the colors were a bit brighter, but one must do the best one can with the camera one has. 

The neighbors dog had puppies! The kids and I named them after the queens and explorers we've been studying in history: Magellan, Queen Isabella, Cartier, Queen Elizabeth, and Leif Erickson

 Leif is my favorite. :)

Kyle and his friend have been building a very impressive fort!

Passing by a rice field on an expedition to acquire more bamboo

Harvested corn

Me, Sophia, Charlotte, Jenna, and Jojo, the Talbot's dog

Kyle getting bamboo, while the girls and I waded in the river

Jenna in the river

Me, Hala, Charlotte, Sophia, and Jenna talking with Mom, Dad, Zach, and Kirby over Skype. Definitely a memorable experience!

We play games all the time around here. During this particular game of Life I had 7 kids, breaking my personal record of 6.

I hope you enjoyed this rather random post! I've been here over 2 months now, which is officially the longest I have ever been away from home. These pictures give you an idea of some of the fun I've been having. Though there have been hard times too, God has been faithful through it all, and is slowly working to accomplish much in my heart. Following Him is always an adventure!