Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow Ball

This snowball's for you Isaac.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Snow in Seattle!!!

It's my first snow since being back!

Outing with Sarah

Sarah and I took a trip around Washington.

These sun glasses were hiding in her car...deep down.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sharing the Story

I thought that living and working in Burundi was my favorite part of life but I think that telling the story is just as fun! We talked about Burundi culture and people. We talked about Africa and animals. We talked about HAU and my work. But the best part of sharing with people about my trip is about how Jesus set the example of how we should treat each other. Even if people look different than us or have a disability or are just shy; we still need to show love like Jesus did.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I forgot what it was like to have planes fly over my house every half an hour. My parents live near a very small airport so small planes are flying over head all day long. Most of them are just people going on a joy ride. No purpose in their flight, just fun. It's just something small that reminds me that I'm in a different world.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Superbowl Party

Superbowl spent with the cousin!!! So great to spend time with people that love me so much. Go Packers!

1st visit to Church

It was so great to see church family that have been supporting and praying for me for the whole trip.
So many friends to see :) Here are a few.




Pastor Aaron and Richard.

Burundian and Congolese families at church were very happy to chat with me in Kirundi and KiSwahili. They loved my traditional dress.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1st Day in USA

So what does a girl who lived in Africa for a year do on her first day back?
Woke up at 4AM.
Cried because of missing my Burundi friends.
Fully unpacked.
Did laundry.
Went shopping with dad for food.
Saw mom on her lunch break.

Took care of the raspberry bushes.
Visited Uncle Don.
Then to bed!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm Home

Family met me at the airport in SeaTac today.
Went to Don and Jen's for ice cream.
Stopped by the church to visit Pastor Aaron, so good!!!
Now drinking hot chocolate in the living room listening to Christmas music, yes mom set up the Christmas tree and we are having a good Christmasy time on this Feb 1st.
I'm glad to be back. It's weird that nothing really has changed. There are so many things that I want to do and need to do and people I want to visit. It's too much to take in and I'm going into overload. Good thing sleep is coming soon.
Thanks for all your prayers.
Please continue to pray for me as I transition back to this very different culture.