Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hi All--

Welcome to my new blog. The reason for the name Aunt Ramona is that in Africa all of the children (missionary children & students), call me "Aunt Ramona". In my blog I will try to describe our life living in Africa.

We have been in the States now for a little less than one month of our two month visit. We have had many adventures here, too numerous to list. Right now we are in Massachusetts after five days of driving from Colorado. In those five days we have been in nine states. Our two grandchildren, Caleb, 10 and Sierra, 7 have been traveling with us. (The pic is the four of us at Niagra Falls) We are currently with Jim's sister Joyce and her family.

Tomorrow we will be visiting in our 10th state, New Hampshire, where Jim's other sister Marion lives. His brother Ray and wife are visiting there from Arizona, so it will be a little family reunion!

July 3rd our son Jason, Caleb and Sierra's dad, will be flying here to meet us. We will spend July 4th at Jim's nephew's home in Bristol, Rhode Island, so that will be the 11th state we will have been in on our trip! In Rhode Island we will see our daughter Sarah, her husband Jerome and their two boys, Brandon and Dylan.

After a couple of days visiting here we will start driving south to San Antonio, Texas to take Jason and kids back there. Jim and I will drive back to Colorado where we will be for about three weeks before flying back to Africa on August 8. Our summer visit is flying by way too quickly!

I would like to wish all of you a Happy Fourth of July celebrating our country's freedom!