Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saying goodbye stinks (but picnics are fun:)

We've had a a busy week...adjusting to the heat, saying goodbye to great friends heading back to the US for more training, selling furniture along with the normal language learning, parenting, packing, planning, organizing that moving to another country brings! So here is a little glimpse into a highlight from last week...our goodbye picnic to a family we love but won't see for a very long time (at best):

Girls just wanna have fun! There is a disproportionate number of MK girls here with their families right now! I can't remember how many right now, but its something like 4 boy kiddos to 15 girls or something like that! They have SO much fun together. As you might imagine it is a special treat when the kids get to see other english speaking kids. Doesn't matter that they come from all over and don't know eachother super well...they speak the same heart language and that is good enough to be a friend.
Louis, the charmer made a friend with a "big girl".  He is just cute enough and little enough to be able to hang out with the chicks:).  Hoping to turn one of our friends' pre-teen girls into a baby-sitter soon...mwahahaha!
Deep in picnic conversation:  french friends mixed in with American ones. 
A good friend having an animated conversation with one of our favorite french profs.
Cuter than cute A girl from the family that just left plopped down on our picnic blanket when we left and swiped our cherry tomatoes.  She was too cute to stop:)
Two of the great couples studying here (one who just left)
Louis with a big girl, getting a hand
Part of the group (there I am at left...hi!) surrounded by friends...happy:)

My precious goof-balls, hamming it up
The best part...the food.  Complete with 2 claudia Cakes!  Yay!

Our silly friends, striking a pose (I knew you'd want me to post this one guys:)

Neighbors and friends, now going our separate ways (us to Senegal, them to PNG)

Happy times mixed with sad ones...the way it often goes for us.  We are thankful for those God has put in our path, even if just for a time. 

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