Showing posts from September, 2010

Megan's Birthday

Our little girl is now 5!! She enjoyed a family birthday with a Strawberry Shortcake theme. Even with Mom's way less than perfect cake decorating abilities, Megan was pleased. :-)

Lunch on the town

So, today is our 11th wedding anniversary. We decided to celebrate by taking a trip up just north of us about 25 minutes or so to have lunch to the booming metropolis, Nakapiripirit. Yes, kids were left behind with teammates and we were off. The drive wasn't too eventful except for having to take the alternate route because two big trucks were stuck and no one could pass on the main route. (a common thing to deal with on the roads here) Upon arriving, we put our order in, first to ask what was available (usually need to do this in restaurants) and to ask them to start making 'now, now'. So, we set off for town while waiting for the meal. After buying a bit of produce, we were back at the 'hotel' and eating our lunch about an hour and fifteen minutes later. That may sound long to you, but we were quite pleased. Patience is a virtue and living in Africa gives you many opportunities to learn it! Except for the somewhat annoying sound of their inverter (they apparently…

Our place in Nakaale

on side of our house

our water tower and back up generator shed

other side of the house

our little garden

Jean Louise

Scout & Levi

Jigger Family

Jiggers. Ever heard of them? They are nice little parasite/bugs that get into your skin - mostly on the foot and develop into a worm and lays a nice egg sac. Lovely, isn't it? Well, in all the years we have lived here I had yet to get one. Recently that all changed. It seems the Okkens are magnets for them right now. Since returning in June from the States I have had four, David and Jacob two and Megan one! The Karimojong are pros at spotting them on your foot and removing them. Unfortunately, they have to deal with them a lot more than we do. So we go to our African friends for removal. Which has happened a lot recently. I don't even venture far from our compounds! How are we getting so many I scream or think? It seems it might be the excessive amount of rain we are having that is bringing them out and/or something about our compound. As it seems the other mzungu (white folks) are not getting them much or at all. Right now I am in the 'wear socks and shoes' mode when …