|Christina LOVES Christmas!!!|
|Liadi and our Christmas tree!|
|Connie got a new hat!!!|
|Neema and Glor received gifts from Southampton U.K. Rotary from the Dream Clinic here in Usa River!|
|Our prince . . . Francis!|
|Latifa says thank you Jenna!|
|L/R Jon, Mama Lizbeth and Matz from Norway|
|Michael, now climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of us, Mom Rebecca and Rachel McCann|
|Dave Egles of Home Energy Solutions checking our wiring|
|Thank you to Dave, Jordan, Christopher and Jackie Egles!!!!|
|Oddo and his new tea set.|
Thanks also must be extended to Robyn, Rachel and Rebecca for paying not only for a Tumaini swim and picnic day but also for our sixty Mana OVC children! The children LOVE swimming/paddling/playing and although I was home with a sick Glory who consumed either bad food or water while she was visiting her mother (who, by the way is doing remarkably well of late!) and spent the night and most of the next day vomiting up everything that passed her lips, the rest of Tumaini’s family had an absolutely WONDERFUL time and we must say THANK YOU!
|Dorris, one of our new Christmas Cows!!!|
We were not only blessed with one cow this Christmas but almost THREE! We’re rebuilding our stable and will receive “Hold’em” once her new home is ready. “Dorris” (see the photo) arrived just before Christmas. Thank you again to the Fortsen grandchildren and to our other anonymous benefactors. BOTH cows are pregnant and our little herd will grow again within the next couple of months. We wait for our veterinarian to instruct us on how best to deal with sick Mama Ranger, but Tumaini may have some serious beef on its’ hands in the near future if the doctor says so!!!!
|Loading the container with all kinds of goodies!|
|On its' way!!!!|
|Michael (l) with Gerhad & Mark with Liadi training for their climb|
|Pendo says thank you Mama Katie and Heidi!!|
|Tony loved his gift!!!!|
|Watoto making gingerbread|
Glory improves, the children are well and we’ve got almost all of our fungal issues under control. Evalin started antibiotics today for an ear infection and Raymond has come down with a sore throat and a thick chest. Gerhad, Jenny and Martha still have ugly coughs and Mama Michael patched up what was left of the end of Zawadi’s big toe after he stubbed it and tore the skin off the end, but for the most part we are well and more than sated from holiday treats! Dinner included chicken and goat, mashed potatoes (WITH GRAVY), a sweet banana dish which I love, and Oddo’s wife’s wonderful carrot vegetable dish! We all sat around our new dining table(s) together, as a family! It was glorious!
|We couldn't eat our Christmas goat . . . had to choose another!|
|Reward came home for Christmas!!!|