Saturday, July 31, 2010
Another day of church tomorrow at Tate Springs with family and friends then home on Monday.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Today Mom hosted a sweet tea to introduce Camden to some friends. It was so nice seeing old friends! We had yummy food, delicious desserts and drinks! Mom worked hard to make today special for us. We actually have round two this afternoon from 4-6 for those who work so that they can come meet Camden.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A brief description for those of you who are wondering what I am doing in Africa. This is my third year to have the privilege of going with our church to Nairobi, Kenya to work in a Buckner orphanage. While at the orphanage part of our team conducts a VBS while the other half run a medical clinic. From all that I can tell the clinic is going very well this year.
As I am writing this it is Tuesday night in Kenya and we have just completed our second day of working at the orphanage. We are having a great time but things have not quite gone as planned. As Jessica already mentioned we did not receive our bags upon arrival in Kenya. It is sort of understandable to lose one or maybe two bags, but 27?!? How does that happen? It was no big deal, we sort of stuck out in our relaxed airplane clothes on Sunday at church, but bring the only white people around we were already a spectacle. For me it was so good to be back worshipping with these people. It was so wonderful to see familiar smiles and receive familiar hugs.
The next funny thing happened on Sunday afternoon as the VBS team began our final preparations for the week. For the VBS we were told we would have 32 kids, so as anyone would do we brought supplies for 45. The fun began when we were told we might have a few kids from the school that is on the orphanage grounds. We were told maybe up to 120 or 150 kids. This sounds crazy since we planned for much fewer but we just said ok and worked it out. The story get better…
On our way to the orphanage on Monday (yesterday) we were informed that we would actually be working with all of the school children. This is a total of 300 kids!!! No small task for only 7 VBS workers! As before we sat down and figured out a way to make it work. It has been 2 wonderful days and we are almost ready for tomorrow. God has truly blessed us by giving us the opportunity to make the best of every moment with these kids. Please pray as we continue on this unexpected journey.
I will try to post again sometime this week. Have a blessed day. Goodnight from Nairobi, Kenya
Monday, July 26, 2010
I haven't heard from Cliff today but we sure are missing him! Cliff, I hope you enjoy the videos of our party today. Camden is doing great! He enjoyed being in the water and napping off and on while everyone else played. You can see everyone at the party in the video below.
NeNe and Gigi with a sleeping Camden.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Camden and I enjoyed a morning at my home church, Tate Springs. It was so good to worship with family and my church family. Also, it was such a wonderful change to worship in a place where so many wonderful memories live for me! Camden got to be in the same nursery where I spent many Sundays as a baby. The lady in the nursery this morning was the same lady who rocked me when I was a baby. Camden did great and got to hang with his cousin Aleigh during worship! We rested this afternoon and then went to a friend's 50th birthday party at On the Border where we saw many old Tate Springers! Camden slept the whole time but I sure did enjoy seeing so many dear friends.
Tomorrow we get to swim with the cousins and see Dom, Gus and Aunt Lynne! Fun day ahead!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Here we are all geared up to go walk the gardens. Camden fell asleep for most of the tour!
Below are the three of us, Trish, me and Leigh with our babies. Aleigh is 9 months, Camden 4 and baby Donaldson will be here in October. They will all be buds! Aleigh wants to eat Camden all the time!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I finally figured out how to get videos off of our video camera to put on the blog. I have several great videos of Camden, but the videos take almost an hour to upload! So for now you get to see Camden's dedication. It was a very sweet time for us. We are so thankful for God's precious gift to our family!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
3 month picture