Friday, October 21, 2011

Midterm Break

Jeremiah didn't expect to spend his break recovering from surgery, but he was glad to get his plates and screws out.  Dan was able to do the surgery and Jeremiah returned to school as scheduled and is recovering fine on his own.

 Claire's surgery was a surprise.  She had an odd mass on the front side of her elbow that we thought was a bug bite, but it turned out to be an abscess that Dan had to remove surgically.  After a week Claire was able to get her sling removed and her incisions site is healing normally.

 These are my favorite little kids!  The oldest has already been adopted, and the Bemm family is in the process of adopting the younger three.  What a blessing these children are! 

Currently,  Piki's are the choice hobby for physicians who refuse to grow old (including Dan).  This picture is of Ben Roberts giving Levi a ride.  Dan says he's buying one next week!

Playing rugby with the RVA boys over Midterm break.  Russ White and Dan risk everything to play. Who is going to operate on them if they get hurt?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fun Times Together

 Jeremiah arrived home just in time for our Friday night pizza tradition!  It was such a blessing and joy to be together again!
 This is the first time since we returned to Kenya that Jeremiah was able to be with us for pizza night.  At RVA he said they don't serve pizza, so he enjoyed every bite because he knew Saturday was coming with leg surgery, pain, and nausea.
 Emma and Kayla Chupp (another MK at Tenwek).  Look closely, they are wearing chameleons.
 This is our homeschooling room.  It is comfortable and inviting because of the natural sunlight streaming in and the entertaining birds that come and go.
Even though this picture looks otherwise, Levi actually enjoys school and loves to learn, which energizes me to teach him.
 When Dan was away on a camping trip with Jeremiah and his dorm brothers, the other three kids and I decided to party!  We all made our own pizzas (including the dough)played games, and watched movies!  I was surprised at how much fun we had and how much they still talk about our night together.
 Emma is making her first apple pies!  We decided to make every food we could think of for Jeremiah while he was home on Midterm break.  Apple pie is one of his favorites!
 We meet, serve, and become friends with many visiting physicians and their wives. They are such an asset to what we do here!
Dan is thankful for help from visiting orthopedic surgeons!