Friday, September 18, 2009

Is there anything more delicious?

Couldn't you just take a bite of this chubby little thing. He is still just the happiest little guy!
PS - he now weighs 21 lbs and is 7 months old and Jeremiah weighs 22 lbs and is 18 months old - Jameson is going to pass him up soon! - (2 more new posts below)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Psalm 67-Burundi night

Jeremiah celebrating Burundi night using the Burundian basket as a hat. Burundi is dear to our hearts because of our refugee friends. We have had a lot of great memories with them - here are a couple of my highlights over the last few years.

The Burundian wedding reception in our old backyard. Many of you helped donate and lend items and volunteer time to make this possible. Some young men played African drums and an electric guitar and everyone sang and danced. All the songs were praising the Lord and blessing this new marriage - really neat.
Jacklyn got to ride around Burundi style and loved it!
I was able to meet my Burundian friend at the hospital in the middle of the night for an emergency c-section because she couldn't get a hold of her husband at work. I was the first to see her baby - she didn't believe me that her baby came out white (she was put under for the c-section). I was pretty surprised myself.
Her baby browned up quickly and her husband was able to make it to the hospital shortly after.
This meal is not exactly authentic, but the Lima beans/spinach/tomato sauce dish on white rice is a recipe they taught me and believe it or not -all of my kids except Jordan LOVE this meal and ask for more.
The kids did a mini report on Burundi during school time to share with us at dinner. We also used this Operation World book to find out more ways to pray for the people and country of Burundi. It is a tiny country, the size of Massachusetts, located near Tanzania, Rwanda and Congo. Many have been killed or displaced because of the genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi people groups. This has also created many widows and orphans that need care and our prayers. (Notice Josiah bows his head and closes his eyes - not for long, but he is learning :))
Our traditional clothes - look at JJ going after the beans :)
The dancers were great too!

Socorro is here again!

If you need a deep cleaning and/or organization of cabinets, linen closets, garage - anything, my friend Socorro will be available this coming week. This is the easiest way to get the word out. Let me know if you want to book her. Also, if you live further, Javier can always take her and pick her up or meet you since he works near the 101 and Broadway. She works all day and most people pay her $100-120/day.