"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I'm back...

Whew...time to dust off the blog here.  June flew by with lightning speed.  For the second half we were on at Musana, so we were off line and off cell phones.  I got 9 books read, lots of sleep, lots of laughter and lots of refreshment.  It was a wonderful time.  Sadly, my camera battery died about half way through the trip.  I totally thought I had packed my charger, but even though I looked and looked I couldn't find it.  The day we left, I found it in with Benaiah's asthma stuff...go figure...

Here are a few of the highlights...

Our spare tire came off the van about 5 kilometers from the camp.  Oops!

But while your waiting, you may as well pick flowers and play in mud puddles, right?

The most hilarious car moment, though, I don't have pictures of.  One day, we drove down to the beach.  Everyone jumped out and before we realized it, we had locked the keys in the car.  Since we could kind of pry the sun roof up, we were trying to lift it enough to reach in with a stick and get the keys.  Unfortunately, in the process we shattered the sunroof!  Oops!  We cleaned it up, got the keys and went swimming.  Around lunch time, the rain clouds started to roll in so we decided to head back up to the house.  But because it had rained so much the day before, the road back up was really slick and despite the 4 wheel drive, we just couldn't make it back up.  Some of the workers were trying to help us, but eventually it was clear...we had to drive the long way around...45 minutes through a field, out to a village and up back roads around to the main gate of the camp.  Ugh.  But just as we started in, the rain began to pour down.  Eric and the worker were sitting under the missing sunroof with buckets, trying to bail the car while driving the whole way around.  We had lots of laughs that day!  We had to spend one day of our vacation in Kampala getting it fixed.  It wasn't too bad though...the older kids went to a movie (by themselves...yet another reminder of how they are growing up!) and we hung out with the little kids at a play area in the mall.

A few times, when we looked over the lake we saw clouds of bugs.  Eew!  At least they never came up and bothered us while we were there.

One thing we love about Musana, is how remote it is.  They have acres and acres with very few people.  It is such a great break from normal life!

Bambino, the sweet dog that attaches himself to us when we visit, and Talitha.

Goofing off...

We bought 13 large fish while we were there to take home.  It's such a blessing to have older kids to clean them all!  :)

Silly face...

They have a game there that involves throwing billiard balls to try to hit the other person's balls in the hole.  It's pretty fun and we enjoyed quite a few family tournaments while we were waiting for meals.

This little girl figured out exactly how to play the game and took second place in one of our tournaments.  She even beat her daddy.  haha!  She was so funny!!

We praise God for times of rest!  Now...back to work... :)

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