We routed our itinerary through Boston so we could see the grandparents . . . and the beach!
Somehow kids don’t feel the chill of the Northwest’s ocean waters!
Or maybe their activeness keeps them warm.
We’ve been promising the kids for a few years now that we could get a dog. Only it turned out that it was going to be a bad idea in our locations in Ethiopia. So now, here she is–Henrietta.
Hiking near Saint Joseph
And I (Jeremy) visited my homeland–western KS. A sweet familiar face!
Joel sometimes carries stuff on his head as in Ethiopia (notice the Ugandan painting in the background too!).
“Where the buffalo roam . . .”
The boys and I have taken up jiu jitsu for our sport / exercise this year.
A rare shot with both boys in the frame and on top of their classmates!
At the Wichita DQ (owned by a family member–doubly sweet)
Countryside Bible Church of Meade, KS has been faithfully supporting missionaries since it was built by a bunch of homesteaders over 100 years ago. We were privileged to participate in and speak at their Harvest Missions Conference in October.
We always get to see dear friends who’ve meant a lot to us. Here’s Joel with my old youth group leader (and later boss for a summer on harvest crew).
Exploring the prairies.
While the women had a tea, the men had a trap shoot and grilled out.
The boys get a chance to shoot .22s and BB guns when we go out here.
And we get to see legit KS sunsets every morning.
My childhood home.
This snake was a bit freaky. He was bobbing and weaving and even striking at fingers held near the glass.
And this rascal spooked us several times in the walk through rain forest. He moved and darted around a bit like “Doc” on the old Back to the Future movies.
Costume day. Meet Julius Caesar.
Raking leaves at Grandpa’s with the cousins.