Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Abundance of Blessings in a Box!

 Our church family in Brisbane managed to get a package through to us with lots and lots of almond butter and healthy snack bars! So thankful and blown away by their kindness and generosity!!

We just heard that our church sent this box on Feb 14th! So thankful that it made it here finally!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Jacob's projects...



Jacob taught Jonathan how to make this wood rounded in his science class!


so that they could build a new slide for the one that was destroyed on the playground.

 Naomi approves of the new slide that replaced the broken slide.

Installing some new windows in a few buildings. Jacob uses his four-wheeler a lot here in Goroka!


This ceiling was very moldy and not good for the health of people living here. It took a while to tear down and rebuild by himself but he enjoyed the project.
This is the finished ceiling of one of our guest homes.

 Jacob and Kiso also fixed up the entry way to the guesthouse and repainted it.

 Soon, they will repaint the shoe shelve as well. But we really love how the hallway turned out. We weren't sure at first because when Jacob got "relaxed green" paint from the store, it turned out blue. :)

Monday, June 1, 2020

Happy 37th Birthday to Jacob!

 Making the crust for Jacob's cheesecake! Yum!



 They LOVED licking the yumminess off!
 Making gluten free lasagna noodles

 Ready to put the lasagna together!



 I also made a zucchini lasagna, yum! The lasagnas were even better with Nate's homemade ricotta cheese and fresh basil!






Coffee Cheese cake sweetened with agave, delicious! A fantastic birthday for Jacob!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Puzzles and fun @ home!



 Jacob LOVES puzzles. Since I got him this card table for Christmas he just does one puzzle right after the other. The table always has a puzzle in progress or just finished! So, if you are wondering what to send Jacob in a package.... a puzzle!!

 I usually just help in the end to get it done as fast as possible. I love to try all the same colored pieces in all the spots that are left! :)



 The one of the only vegetables we had left during the lock-down came from Nate's garden. Naomi and I loved to pick these tomatoes! We also had pumpkins growing outside the guesthouse that accidentally were planted from someone throwing seeds out the door. :)

 He made his own sandwich, meat and cheese, cucumbers, eggs, ketchup and mayo. He ate it all up!

 Then he made one for Naomi too! :)

 The kids are learning how to clear the table and wash the dishes!! :)

 And I learned how to make delicious crackers! :)


 They are also learning how to do puzzles.

 Ready to finish it...

 Done after a grueling 20 minutes of finding extra pieces that didn't fit anywhere and realizing that perhaps some of the pieces that the kids put in, where not exactly right! :)

 Our favorite oat waffles make us....

HAPPY! :)

 Happiness is also waking up in the morning on Saturday and getting cozy while reading a book!

Fun with "Uncle" Nate!

 Reading Elephant and Piggie books, so funny!

 Learning how to weed a garden.



A double cherry tomato we found in Nate's garden.

 Playing Superheros with Nate's dog, Alan. :)

Nintendo time!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Heading Out to Play...

 The kids love our little sandbox we have on our porch. :) Needless to say that day they had a bath/shower before dinner. :)


 We were thankful when the gym opened up so the kids could ride...

and roller blade! :)

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Enjoying life where God has me... currently in Papua New Guinea cooking and loving life with my husband, Jacob, and my son, Jonathan.

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Amazing view from our back porch!