Sunday, July 7, 2013

Life Back in the States

Hi all--
I am so sorry it has been so long since I have updated my blog!  Things have really been busy since our last time in the States.

Spring Break 2013 - Took a trip to Europe
June - JSB & Graduation at DA (Jim took 500 pictures of both events)
June 7 - Flew home to the US
June 9 - Family Reunion & Graduation Party for son Matt
June 17 - 27 - Road Trip to New England for Jim's neice's wedding (Alexis & David)
June 28 - July 15 - Time in Colorado visiting friends and supporters
July 15- July 23 - San Antonio seeing Jason, Tina, Caleb, Sierra & Marisela, attending a DA graduate's wedding, then driving to Phoenix to see my mom
Home in Colorado
August 6 - Fly to Dakar

As you can see it has been a busy, but short time here.  There are a few things we have really been enjoying since we've been back. 

  • Drinking and brushing our teeth with unfiltered water
  • Enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables without having to soak in bleach solution
  • Fresh Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries
  • Bacon & Sausage
  • Steak
  • Walking on a paved or gravel road instead of sand
 We do miss our friends and co-workers in Senegal and our Senegalese friends, but it is nice to have the modern conveniences for awhile.  Even though we do miss these things, we most certainly do live a lot better than most people in Senegal. 

God has really blessed us and we do consider our home to be in Senegal now.

Attached are a few pics from our time so far in the US.

Aunt Ramona

On the Atlantic Coast in New Hampshire

Enjoying lobster

Jim's lobster was so big that brother-in-law Paul 
had to use a hammer to break it open

Jim & I with David and Alexis

Location of wedding reception at an old mill restaurant

Fun pic of family on old bridge

Ramona at Niagra Falls

Niagra Falls in daytime

Niagra Falls at night

Looking across to Canada from Niagra Falls, USA