We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Friday, December 31, 2010

All Present and Accounted For

Well, it didn't quite happen as planned, thanks to the crazy weather across the U.S. early this week, but our Christmas guests did finally all arrive!Since Andy was already on this side of the ocean, he didn't have nearly as far to come and wasn't affected by the U.S. airport delays. He got here on schedule Monday night, and since everyone else was delayed, we had an extra day to play with him. We showed him our version of snowball fighting, and he told us what it's like to play with actual snow!

Mimi, Papaw, Claire and Zach arrived early Tuesday morning, about 30 hours after they were scheduled to get here. The trip took 60 hours instead of the usual 20, and not one of their bags was able to keep up with them through the delays and detours. We're still waiting and wondering if we'll ever see any of those bags, but we are glad to have them here, with or without luggage!

They all jumped right in to the kid-spoiling. Needless to say, the kids are eating up all the extra attention.
Uncle Gary was the last to arrive, after he was finally able to dig himself out of the snow in New York. Sarah Claire was glad to have one more person to tell her how cute she is.
We're all enjoying the rare treat of being all together for a few days. What a fun way to end 2010!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Joy

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
We hope you've had a wonderful day of celebration.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Playing the Part

These little characters came alive at our house tonight!
Complete with swaddling clothes, a bed-sheet stable and a pillowcase-clad manger, Mary and Joseph welcomed their new baby.
Mary tried hard to keep him wrapped up tight, despite the persistent,
noisy efforts of another smaller member of this household, who was
determined to free him!
Our Mary was as precious a mother as I have ever seen.
We even had a visiting shepherd come by to see the baby!
She was precious, too (when she wasn't trying to steal the baby's blanket!).

Welcome, sweet baby.