Friday, November 21, 2014

Compost training.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

And on to Djibouti....

Well,  we couldn't get back in to Sudan so we are in Djibouti!!!

In the process of being unable to get back in to Sudan, and with it being an interesting situation there at the moment, it looks like we have lost/will not be able to get access to our stuff that is in our sea container of things.  So everything I have posted on this blog that I have made that was either half finished (er rather too many things fit that category!) or finished and I didn't give away, is er 'lost' and will not be making it's way back to me or probably anyone I know!!  I.e.  all my fabric/sewing machine/embroidery stuff etc etc etc. :-( but I am thankful to have the most important things in my life with me - my husband and children.  I increasingly realise how much 'stuff' we have compared to most people in the world and am very thankful for all I have. It's a good lesson in 'finish what you start before moving on to the next thing' and 'don't store up stuff!'.

Whilst in America I bought a new (cheapest model available) sewing machine and a bit of fabric which I have brought here to Djibouti.  The other big things we have lost are all our books, Matt's woodworking tools, multiple teddy bears etc of the kids etc etc. 

I have no idea if I will start blogging again, but now we are a bit more settled I hope so!!! I am very thankful to have some photos of things I have made, even if I never get to see them in real life again!

Djibouti has fun things to do like going camping at Arta Plage, and you can even swim with the whale sharks... ( I mostly just saw tails!!)

PS. If anyone knows how to convince blogger I need it to give me instructions in English not French I would be most grateful if you would let me know!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lakeville, minnesota

Can't believe we've been here nearly 6mnths!
Can't believe all the snow just melted!
Can't believe mum and dad rare coming to visit from Australia in a couple of days.
Can't believe chops is nearly 3 1/2!
Can't believe the gazillion things going through my brain!
Can't believe blogger doesn't work iPad very well!!!!!
:-) am very thankful for a wonderful husband and three lovely children.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nearly a year since last blog entry...

Well, we have been back in the US since June, and will be here a year and then hopefully back to Sudan. It has been a very busy year, packing our stuff into a container to store whilst were away from Sudan, coming here, setting up house, day to day life with three small children (I mean how does anyone manage to be creative, blog etc etc with three or more small children? There are amazing people who do it! I am in awe of them! I am not one of this people.)

We have a cool app on the iPad art pad, and also wasabi paint which in the last couple of weeks I have played with in sparish moments -like when waiting for small children to go to sleep!

And I have no idea how to get them from iPad to here, as I can't get it to let me even choose a photo. :-( so wil have to figure that out. Humph, I really thought I was about to put up a nice blog post!!!!! :-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ermmm...long time no blog...again...

Some reasons for not blogging.....

Sept 21st 2010 at 6am M was born (can't think of nickname yet!)
She was 4.3kg - 9lb5

Lots of snow the day before we left the US
 No proper snow clothes or closed toed shoes so...
 Lots of layers and 2prs socks and plastic bags on feet!!!

Back home in Sudan

M with the mouse (Mousey) that I've had since I was born.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hi again..

Hi again...

I'm feeling quite a bit better. We are now in the US and the baby's due date is in 2 1/2 weeks!
It takes me a while to adjust to being back here, but it is very nice to be able to go to libraries and playgrounds (with Pots Pie and Chops) and enjoy air-conditioned shopping/house etc.

This last week I've had quite a bit of energy and feel pretty good- but am still looking forward to not being pregnant and having an actual baby instead!

In the US life is just much easier than in Sudan, and I have actually done some sewing - pencil rolls for my niece and nephews.