23
Jul
2013

Good Things.

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I’m no Martha, and I don’t have a whole crew of editors to make me look good, but here are a few of my own “good things” that have been bringing a smile to my face. Sweet little lady bug. Much cuter than so many of the bugs we see around here. Baby pumpkins at [...]

25
Feb
2013

Light & Fluffy.

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Since last post was kind of a “bare-my-soul-and-write-out-what’s-been-ruminating-in-my-head” kind of a post, I thought I’d lighten up a bit on this one. I have determined that I will not save up my small miracles, waiting to name them until the bigger one I’m anticipating arrives – as if those small miracles are only worth proclaiming [...]

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10
Feb
2012

A cold Alvaro, Pringles and some mellow Phil Keaggy guitar music in an otherwise quiet house – the perfect combination for a little blog session. {Incidentally, this Phil Keaggy album is the same one I discovered amongst the stash of CD’s I borrowed from my “not-quite-yet-boyfriend” that time he ran off to Ghana and left [...]

27
Dec
2011

Christmas Eve – a time for carols, cozy fire-side chats, twinkling lights and glowing candles, steaming mugs of rich, dark coffee or hot chocolate, and church services full of hushed awe and reverence, while outside, all the world is sharp with cold, and within young and old alike, there is an excitement. An expectancy. Sounds [...]

22
Oct
2011

Now that you’ve seen the Birthday Boy’s photo shoot, here’s a quick recap of the celebrations. We began counting down the days at the beginning of the month by crossing each day off on the kitchen calendar. This was essential, as I had opened my mouth and introduced him to the idea of all manner [...]

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16
Sep
2011

Remembering.

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It’s my Mom’s birthday today…my sis-in-law’s too. While it’s true that I’m thinking of them today, and wishing them the best of the best, I’m also remembering that last year on this day, we were saying our last “good-bye’s” before our move to the small town of Ankamu, Ghana. I’m remembering the night before, when [...]

14
Apr
2011

Well, Take 2.

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We were pretty pleased with our humble hand-dug well. If you remember, I wrote about it, HERE. The guys worked hard, and in return, it really WAS working for us! Over time, though, it started to develop a mud problem. We drained it twice and scooped out buckets of muck, trying to find a solution. [...]

10
Mar
2011

There’s a strange phenomenon in my kitchen. In the past day or two, I’ve noticed the presence of ICE in my water. I’ve checked on my stash of meat, and discovered it to be FROZEN. These highly unusual happenings seem to be originating from a magical, sparkly white box in the corner of the room. [...]

18
Feb
2011

Last night marked the end of an era at Ankamu house. The crazy green walls that first greeted me have been all been exchanged for calmer, more inviting colors. {Well, there is still that ONE room where we store all our tools, extra paint, and miscellaneous “pieces”}. Cheryl has been my faithful painting sidekick. I [...]

There’s so much good stuff going on around here, it’s hard to know where to start! Mike, Cheryl and their three boys arrived safely and on time on Thursday. They’ve adjusted very well and have already helped us accomplish a lot. Let’s start with the farming stuff {since that’s why we’re here!}: Mike and Jonathan [...]