Friday, April 28, 2017

Photo Friday [184]

This morning I helped with a "checking party" for the Baruga New Testament.  That is when a group of detail-oriented folks get together to lend a fresh eye to the typeset manuscript of a Scripture portion and check for errors before it is sent to the printer.  Each person is assigned a specific task, and we go through each book of the New Testament, checking things like formatting, page numbers, section headings, cross-references, etc.  It's amazing the number of errors that we can discover, even though we don't know a word of Baruga.

When we find an example, we mark it in red, so that the translator and typesetter can go through the manuscript yet again.  Typesetting is a HUGE job.  It is also a time when many translation teams really experience spiritual attack, so please pray for the Baruga team as they get ready for printing and for a dedication next year.

Soon the Baruga New Testament will join these others on a shelf in the typesetting office!

 In family news:

This guy - handsome, smart, and always creating something.

 The blue tutu has been getting a lot of use this week.  Kate is very excited about getting her nails painted.

"Oh flowers, you think YOU are colorful?!!"

 And I finally finished the roman blinds I was sewing for the kitchen.  Can't tell you how many headaches this project gave me!  And when I thought I was done, I realized I didn't have enough hardware to hang them, and I had to wait for Brian to get back from the States with my brackets before I could finish it.  I think this was my last sewing project... time to pack all my craft stuff?

Five weeks people.  Five more weeks 'till we leave. 

Until next week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Photo Friday [183]

We had a very good Easter weekend, even though Brian has been out of town.  (He got to spend Easter with his family in Oregon/Idaho on the way to some meetings in Orlando.)  However, we were able to spend Easter with friends, and the kids really enjoyed it.

Ready for the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

Kate was actually really good.  I was "helping" her, but she didn't need my help.  The boys were too fast to get pictures of!

And they got to do a second Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon after lunch with friends:

She was pretty excited to find a guinea pig under one of the eggs. 

Watching Caleb play on the LeapPad.

And a few shots from around the yard yesterday:

Six weeks from today we leave PNG to start traveling back to the U.S.  I've got a lot of work to do!

Until next week...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Photo Friday [182]

This morning at market we shopped for a bilum for Kate.  I thought this one with K's all over it would be perfect, but it was really too big for her.

She ended up choosing this one, which is more the right size.  Although maybe we should work on how to wear it?  Not sure what she's doing here...

Some meri blouses for sale too.

We had a Flat Stanley visit us this week.  We'll send him back with some pictures of PNG when the post office opens back up after our four-day holiday weekend.

Our duck Snowflake started laying eggs this week!  Of course she chose to lay them in the dirt under the garden shed where they are difficult to reach (and very dirty).  I was really, really tempted to wait a week or two and see if she would try to hatch them, but then I did the math and realized that even if we were lucky, we'd be getting new ducklings the week before we left PNG for furlough, since Muscovy eggs take five weeks to incubate.  Probably not a wise plan.  So I guess we'll eat the eggs instead, and maybe try to hatch some ducklings next year when we return.

Until next week!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Photo Friday [181]

We're (mostly) not sick any more, and so we've had a much happier week:

Family photos this week, and I designed a new prayer card - yes, one that actually has Kate on it!  Ha!  In this picture you can see me with the remote in my hand behind Brian's leg there.  Oops.  We brought a favorite neighbor along with us to get the kids to look at the camera.

And then there has been more packing, and me getting my handyman on, working on the fix-it list.  Some new blinds that I ordered from the U.S. several months ago finally arrived, so I've been hanging those.

Great news is that Brian has begun to train someone to replace him in his job when we leave, which has been a prayer request for months now.  They've got maybe five weeks of overlap, as Brian has two more trips before we leave.


We had the cutest pirate at our house this week.

"I a captain pirate!  I angry!  Aaarrrgh!"


 Caleb was  a willing crew member, but Greg is just at the back of the boat there with his nose stuck in a book.  Pretty typical.

When you just can't walk up the hill any longer.

 6 a.m. silliness.

See you next week!