These pictures are in a perfectly random order, but I want to get this posted while we still have internet service so you can see a little of what our life is like here.
|Pulling up to our house - The houses here are walled in with a gate. When you arrive somewhere, you honk until their guard lets you in. Eddie, our guard, sleeps during the day, so Simon has taken charge of gate duties.
|See, despite the uncomfortable, jostling road trip to Kumbya, she is happy!
|This is our road. The way the dust has been smoothed out gives us hope that pavement is in the plans....
|Ben in his office at KICS
|Despite making new friends, they are still each others' most consistent playmates.
|One of the kids' favorite activities (obviously) is to twist themselves up in the swing and then let go until they spin themselves dizzy.
|looking down our driveway
|Home Sweet Home. Fun trivia/history fact: Pre-genocide, our house used to be the headquarters for Campus Crusade in Rwanda.
|It took me a while, but I finally found a map of the city.
|After dragging these kids all over following a hand-drawn map, we finally made it to the place that sells tortillas, hummus, salsa, bagels, and smoothies!
|Our room. Where I'm sitting to type this.
|Your room when you come to visit us.
|This is the inside of our water filter. Just thought you'd want to see the fun stuff (ants) that gets filtered out of our water before we drink it!
|Simon playing in the yard.
|Imaculee, our helper around the house.
|This is the room we've designated for toys and books and stuff.
|Annie hated the trampoline for the first week, but once she turned two, she was sold!
|Annie has also pretty much hated all water her whole life, but today she couldn't get enough of the pool!
|Charlie was also pretty proud of his swimming abilities.
That's all for now. I'm going to say a prayer and hit publish, and hopefully you'll see this soon! Oh, and then I get to run and open our very first care package! Yay! A word to the wise - it is not cheap to send things to Rwanda. If you want to send us granola bars and cheez-its, we recommend buying a plane ticket and hand delivering.