Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well, school is off and running. We have been at it for three weeks now. Lots has happened since then besides all these kids eating everything in sight! We have had lots of rain as you can see from some of the kids coming in from a mud fight during one such storm. We have had one case of Malaria the first week of school. Jayson and Mikaylah, of course, love having all their older brothers and sisters around. There is lots of wrestle time on the carpet!
Of course, since Jayson is the youngest in the dorm, he is often the one who is "dressed up". In this picture you see him posing as superman. So, he is trying to make it through the superfriends! And as you can see, Superman has changed a little bit with some of the girls hair things, His pappa is so proud.

We were able to enjoy the newly remodeled kitchen with some of our parents the first night they were all here to drop off their children. It was nice to chat with them all and get to know them as well as their children. It isn't often we get to sit down and just chat with the parents since they generally live several countries away!

The one picture is something that we had envisioned before we even started to build it. We wanted a counter to where the kids could kind of gather together around food, of course, and just talk with each other and get to know one another. That is happening all the time. In fact, so well, we are having some difficulty getting them all to bed at times:-)

We do praise God for each of these kids as all of them have their own very unique personality. They all do things so differently and yet alike. So far, so good...Thank you all for the prayers for us and for the kids in our dorm. We certainly do appreciate them so much.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I walked into our apartment the other day, and this is what I found! Our son had to find some form of entertainment while mom and dad kept working...and this is what he was doing. When I walked in, he had this really guilty look and then he started to laugh. He was so proud of himself! Jayson did make it to the top of the window before he got frustrated that he couldn't get any higher. bummer. Good for mom and dad though.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Could it be? renovations #7

Could it be that you are seeing some of the final pics of this whole project? Why yes it is!!!! Here are some of the final pics. You see us trying to hang these doors and they really turned out nicely. While the painters were staining, Chris would work on some electrical or other things while the doors and cabinets dried.

Pictures cannot do it justice as to what the whole room looks like, but believe me when I say, it is 1000 times better!!!:) I know Janice is really excited to work in this new, more spacious, and hopefully cooler kitchen. It has been a long, and tiring summer. I was telling Chris that I hope not ALL our breaks are like this:) But, God has been very good to us to even have the resources to be able to do this. We are so thankful for that. We do still need to put knobs on the doors and things like that, so maybe after the kids are here, I will give you a complete final project and some before and after shots. Thank you for all of you who have kept up with us during this project. I know many of you have been praying that we would get it done before Monday. Now, we have to get all the things moved into this kitchen.
Next time on our blog? Spiderman!