Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Last week was my birthday and Anthony and the kids nailed my birthday gift...

I just love it so much.  Rwanda is never far from my mind and to have something to wear like this just warms my heart.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


When Anthony and I first went to Rwanda, we asked our friends what we could bring them from the US. In addition to their list of american goodies, was one quick item for us to pick up in the Addis airport...Amarula, a cream liqueur.  We obliged and enjoyed a couple of drinks while in Rwanda with our friends.

Then when I went back to get Nathan, I showed up with another bottle of Amarula.


A couple of years ago, Anthony and I realized that we didn't really do much to celebrate the anniversary of Nate's and my getting home, in part because the anniversary of my meeting Nate has taken precedence.  But it's an important day, even if Nathan doesn't realize it yet, and Anthony and I wanted to mark it in some way.

It was five years ago today that we got home, so we talked with the kiddos a bit about it today and then as soon as we got them all in bed we came downstairs and celebrated the same way that we have for the last few years...

Cheers to five amazing years!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Orphan Sunday.

Today is Orphan Sunday.  You know what?  This guy isn't an orphan anymore...

Here's praying that a lot of other kiddos can say the same thing next year.