Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We have a little friend living under the roof of our rooftop hut. He's not super big, but he sure is cute!!!
AND for your viewing pleaure just some good old fashioned rain. It may not seem like much but it sure does make us miss home. Imagine rain in Oregon, but WAY warmer, ahhh!!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
For those of you who have met Barbara, I have another one for you. A few weeks ago we were sent formal paper invitations to have cocktails at her house with a special presentation. Barbara LOVES nice things, so we took the hint from the invite and all got dressed up, the best we could, and arrived fashionably late (something Barbara does not appreciate).
The adults were directed to use the back entrance to the house, while the young Bode girls were taken with Barbara through the front entrance. For the week prior Barbara and the Bode girls had been rehersing for the night's performance.
Friday, August 21, 2009
We all went out to dinner on the way to the airport to say "bye for now".
Blurry but still cute little Neve and Crys.
Crys is going to miss her "little sisters"
The ever faithful and awesome Djibi.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
But, this is Senegal...this drive takes us anywhere from 1 1/2 on REALLY dead days up to 3+ hours on really sad bad days.
Senegal, however, has been given some money to put in a new autoroute and we are REALLY excited about it. They have been working on it since before we came here and just this week we got to drive on it for the first time. It was amazing, it reminded us of I-5, for a moment there I thought I was back in the states. It's going to make communting so much better for so many people.
Just for comparison:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A friend of ours through the shop, Maryama, had a baby girl about a month ago. We were able to visit them both last week.
Sweet baby girl sleeping. Check out her earings...she has double peirced ears with a twine like material. Amazing.
There is nothing like holding a sleeping baby. In many of the smaller villages like Malika, many babies and young children are quite frightened of white people simply because they don't see many. It's wonderful to be with a new young baby who does not have any of these fears because they haven't yet noticed skin tone.
Maryama's home that she shares with many family members.
This is a pretty typical home in our village.