Baby

We love going to visit new babies! One of our neighbors, Esther, had a baby early Monday morning, so we headed over to her house bearing gifts on Monday!  Esther had the baby all alone outside of her house in the wee hours of the morning.  Her husband then spent Monday morning working with our…

House Warming

Our neighbors are building a new house. The houses don’t last for very long, so they have to rebuild houses pretty regularly here. This new one is a little bigger than their last house, but the most exciting thing is that their daughter, Nawi, gets her own room! That’s rare here in this culture of tiny…

Menyan Adoption

Our neighbors just got a baby! It is so exciting! Another family who lives just over the hill from us had their 6th baby this weekend and they don’t want 6 kids, so they gave one away to Hoka and Gabi! They, and we, are all very excited. Hoka and Gabi had one child 15 or…

Babies

This is our neighbor, Mati. She is pregnant with baby #5. I think her oldest is between nine and eleven, but they don’t know how old any of their kids are. He is only about as tall as Everett, which can be deceiving. Next in line are two more boys, around 7 and 4. Then…

Cooking Class #4

This week we made tortillas!  Well, actually we have made tortillas for the past two weeks, but last week we didn’t get any pictures. We taught the ladies how to measure all the ingredients out and gave them a chance to mix up a batch on their own to make sure they understood how to…

Cooking Class #3

Today we attempted to make banana bread over the fire.  The ladies all love our banana bread when we bake it and share it with them (we always have bananas, so we make banana bread pretty regularly with our brown bananas!), so we knew they would love to learn how to make it. The trouble…

Cooking Class #2

We had our second cooking class today. As promised, we made sweet potato fritters. They were really good. Think hash browns. Yum. I think everyone liked them better than last week’s curry! It made me really want to go to waffle house and have eggs and a waffle and of course a cherry coke to…

Cooking Class

Today Penny and I hosted our first “cooking class” in our new wind house.  We thought it would be fun to get together with a bunch of ladies and visit and also show them how to cook something that they don’t usually cook using ingredients they have access too. We made curry soup. I’m not…