Thursday, June 21, 2007

hillary's uganda journal - june 19

I mostly helped Tao, Mama, and Gladys with kitchen duties today. I passed out the food to the kids, washed dishes and put them away in the storeroom. But the most eventful thing was Gladys taught me how to make a kyaki mat! It is so much fun!! and it looks so cool! I can't realy explain it, I guess its just weaving and adding a piece of ensansa every now and then, Which is apparently dried palm leaves. But they're really skinny, so I don't know. We were going to buy some ensansa for me at the market, but they are gone at the moment, so I guess I have to be patient until next week. I'm going to make a green kyaki mat! I'm really excited!


How we cook for the children at the schools

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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Whoa that is a HUGE POT!!!! What r u guys cookin??? HAHA I was laughing so hard @ ur bunny pic!!!! Pahahaha I was like oh she looks like (then I read ur comment) and almost peed my pantalones!!! pahahaha OH MAN I MISS U!!! Hmm I like fanncy nancy and her mom. Their REAL CUTE <3

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As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip
here.

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.