Friday, August 9, 2013

It Seems like Yesterday

Remember this?  

This was the kids leaving Texas January 4, 2010.  Our friend Natalie brought doughnuts to the airport for the kids to eat as we checked in, which took a long time.

The airline wouldn't let us on because we didn't have a return ticket.  We had to contact our company and get a letter faxed to the airport, so that they would allow us on the plane.

We arrived in London for a layover,

And started life in Uganda.

Riding bodas became the norm

Watch dogs and a guard on the compound became a part of our life

Receiving packages was such a joy

Learning to cook in a new environment was a new challenge.

This is our house during the most recent packing marathon in June 2013.

We found a gecko behind a box in the garage
Looks like he had been "stuck" here quite a while

We brought several bags home (I'll spare you the number), and we left several behind for some wonderful people from Arkansas to carry (again, I'll spare you the number).

In case you've missed the news somewhere along the way, we will not be returning to Uganda when we come back overseas.  

The other news is that we don't know yet where we WILL be going.

So, in the meantime, feel free to follow our journeys as a family full of children who don't quite remember America, and the interesting observations they make.


Cara said...

Oh my goodness. That last picture. How do your kids look so grown up?! They are not allowed to grow any more before I see them. Amazing. Love you all. <3

Alison said...

Ya'll are the most precious family! Cannot wait to see the next journey that the Lord has in store for ya'll!

Jan said...

So many memories. It is good to look back and see the beginning. They were so little and they have grown up so much. I love it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Stevens Family said...

Love the new picture, you guys are beautiful