Hello again. Here is a look at the past week:
A rainbow around the sun
Little, beautiful things
An airplane, hastily made from a box for our little aviator.
Anyone need some lettuce? I have quite a bit in my garden. (Seriously, Ukarumpa friends who read the blog, feel free to stop by for some lettuce! I like salad, but not that much...)
Waving goodbye to daddy's airplane in the early morning (you can just see the tiny speck to the left of Greg) as he goes to Madang for a few days to do some work on their generator (again!).
I joined the steering committee for the Markham Multi-Language project. The paperwork doesn't look very interesting, but our first meeting was exciting. This is one of the multi-language, or "cluster" projects that our branch decided to really focus on as a result of the Multi-Language Initiative conference held in January. There are currently two families working with two related languages, but there is a potential of having up to 14 different languages (represented by the blue on the map there) involved, working together to do translation. As a part of the steering committee, I get to help encourage, advise, pray for and keep the team accountable. I'm very excited to be involved.
Last night we broke out the candles after dinner. We were without power for a few hours (I'm not sure how long... I woke up in the middle of the night and turned out the light in the boy's room, which had been left on, so the power came back sometime after I went to sleep.) As far as I could tell, ours was the only house on the street without power, though I know that I wasn't the only one in Ukarumpa. This is not a complaint, because typically our backup generators work very well, and our power is really quite reliable. We're thankful for the guys in the CAM department who were out there working on the problem. I can't count how many evenings Brian has been out there in the dark trying to work on generators!
We picked a ripe suga frut in our backyard this morning. Caleb couldn't wait to devour it - he loves those things! It's a variety of passion fruit that is just sweet and not at all tart. It's delicious!
We're still into matching, even if it means long sleeves on a sunny day.