Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017!!

Happy New Year!  Thanks so much for visiting this blog.  I hope that you will continue to check it out in this new year of 2017.  
I love how at the beginning of each year we can start afresh.  It's like the past year has been washed away and now we are starting a brand new year.  There is so much hope for the future!  
Lamentations 3:22 says,
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

You can can count on the promise this year that God is faithful. Man may fail you but God never will.

I read this quote on fb today which I liked and it says:
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. 

What will your 2017 look like?  Make good choices in your life, your speech, your friends, etc.  Follow after God's Will for your life and be obedient to whatever He calls you to do.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"   Do these things and it will be a great year!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

 Here are some pictures of our Christmas 2016.  
We were thankful for time together with our family.








 I made peppermint ice cream which we enjoyed during our warm Christmas!


 Merry Christmas from our family to yours!



 Kevin made the Turkey and I did all the other fixings...



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sweet 16

December 8th, 2000 Hannah Grace Rodgers became part of our family!


We have loved watching her grow up.
 
 




 It seems like just yesterday she was this little girl...



 These pics were taken on her 16th birthday!

 








There is a Cold Stone here in Nairobi and far too close to our house. Ha!
We ordered an ice cream cake for her birthday.

Love my sweet daughter!
Happy Sweet 16 Hannah!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week of Prayer



Dec. 4th-11th is the week of prayer for international missions.  You can go to: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-week-prayer/ to get the prayer request for each day.  Let’s pray for the nations today.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Our Container

 Yay!  Finally, our container arrived on Kevin's birthday, Nov. 23rd.  It arrived at 4:00 with lots of clouds in the sky with the promise of rain.
We prayed and they finished unloading it at 5:00 and then the rain started.  
I took a few before and after pics for you to see.

 
 dining room

 bedroom

 The truck had a hard time getting in our gate.  We thought they would just park outside and carry the things in but they insisted they could get it in.  In the process they had to run over 4 bushes which we have had to now remove.

 almost finished







boxes were everywhere

Today is the 3rd and we still are not completely finished but we have made a lot of progress.  Hopefully, by the end of this week we can be finished.

 Most everything made it ok.  We had a couple of cracked dishes, a mirror frame, and then our table cracked.  We bought this table right before we left Zambia.  In the move, it cracked from one end to about half way down the table.  It also became quite warped.  We were crushed!  The moving company hired someone to work on and see if they could fix it.  The first day he removed the top of the table from the legs.  It was originally one piece!  Here is the table after 2 days.  He put it on 4 tires, upside down.  We really didn't think it would work.  He had glued it and clamped it and then bolted it to the base.  I could hardly watch.  I just knew it would split all the way.

 Today he came and finished.  He had to sand it and varnish it but here is the finished product.  It's not great but it is better than having a crack in the middle.  In time, he says the streak will become darker.  We shall see....


Thanks for praying for our move and that the container would get here.  It was never opened at any of the borders.  It just took time.  We are so thankful to have our things once again.

Hannah's new hair style

 This week Hannah decided that she wanted to get her hair cut shorter.  So we found a hair salon and she had at least 12 inches cut off if not more.

 this was taken outside the salon

 the back(the wind was blowing)



She is very happy with her new haircut!
She is so beautiful!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Big 50!

In the midst of unpacking our container we stopped for a short while to celebrate Kevin's 50th Birthday.  We went to a Chinese restaurant and had a very nice meal.  Since it was his birthday they treated us to some free ice cream.  
Happy Birthday Kevin!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fun Weekend

It was such a blessing to us to be able to go to RVA this weekend and see Hannah perform in a play called, The Mouse that Roared.  She did very well!







 Here are a few pics from the play.





 taking a bow

 back in the dorm
We got to stay in the dorm with the girls Saturday night so their dorm parents could get away for a night.  It was a lot of fun!  

 Taylor with roses from her family.

 Hannah and her roommate, Amy.

 Hannah and Avi

 Hannah and the flowers we gave her.

 snacks in the dorm after the play.

 It was fun playing Just Dance.

 Hannah with friends

Hannah and Delaney playing Just Dance

 Me and my sweet girl

We enjoyed getting to visit with Anna Grace too!