Sunday, May 24, 2009

what we've been doing lately...

We haven't been posting much, so I thought I would let you know what we've been doing lately.

First of all, we are trying to pack up our life here. The biggest thing we are working on is selling our car (pray that we will be able to before we go!). We have sold a lot of our other stuff, which is good. We brought many things from america, so we will use this money to replace what we brought.

We had elections in Malawi, and they went really well. Elections can be very scary in Africa, so we are really thankful that everything here was safe!

Lucius is almost done with his house, so Bech went out to Kauma to visit the house.

We've been teaching (only 3 1/2 more weeks of school!).

The ballet recital is this Friday...AHHH! Please pray that everything goes alright! The older girls have the dance down pat...the same definitely is not true for the youngest girls. But they look so darn cute doing the dance! I will be sure to take LOTS of pictures at the recital.

We have been to Mua. We have cooked a lot. We have been sick, twice...Once with some sort of bad cold that was going around, and right now with Malawi stomache...not fun but not that unusual here.

Okay, I'm almost late for church, so I will leave you with some pictures from the past few weeks:

Here is Lucius' maize. All of the ears are in this structure. The kernels will be taken off of the ears, dried out, then ground up to make maize flower. There is enough maize in here to make nsema for Lucius' family for the next year.

Here are some kids in Lucius' village.

Lucius and his youngest in front of his new house.
The house is almost finished...all that remains to be done are the floors and the roof.

Bech with his preschool students.

We visited Mua Mission again (we went there in early February with Josh and Mary Elizabeth). It's not as scary if you don't spend the night there, but there were still some pretty freaky carvings!

Seriously...whose mind comes up with these scary animals?

We took the mountain road from Mua to Dedza. It's beautiful! You can see the mountains, the lake, and (I think) Mozambique.

We made sushi! We only used avocado and cucumber as our middles, but it was really good!

Look at us...we are practically sushi chefs!

So the list of what we have learned to make this year: tortillas, chips, white sauce, chicken broth, soups of all kinds, bread of all kinds, sushi, etc. If you want to learn how to cook, live in a 3rd world nation.

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