Here are some snippets of life over the last two weeks - all the things we have experienced because we didn't leave.
These two had been taking up residence in our outdoor laundry shed and would greet me each time I walked out to do a load - they died of natural causes. (No tears shed over the spider)
Pennie and Solomon have been good sports about trying new foods while we are here in PNG.
Their newest FAVORITE thing to eat is "suga prut" - a yellow passionfruit grown in the highlands. They suck down these slimy seeds like it's candy!
|This is how the local kids eat them - peeled, and sucked out of a hole at the top.|
|Pennie prefers to eat her suga prut with a spoon.|
OUTDOOR PLAY TIME!
We get outside and play every day. This requires the arduous process of applying sunscreen, bug spray, sun hats, and shoes to two squirmy toddlers - all before leaving the house. Upon return, the equally difficult task of disrobing, hosing and washing hands/feet/faces and having a snack exhausts everyone enough that they usually have a nice afternoon nap.
|Solomon is VERY into collecting rocks - there are plenty to choose from here!|
|A friend shared some bananas while we were on a walk.|
|Solomon loves to ride in his "backpack" (what he calls the baby carrier).|
|Somehow Pennie ends up with mud on her face every. single. day.|
We attend a weekly missionary prayer meeting on Thursday nights. It is a wonderful time of worship, prayer and fellowship, and is something we look forward to each week.
This past Friday night, I had the privilege of hosting an informal baby celebration for my dear friend Imelda. She and I have kept in touch over the years since we left Kudjip in 2015, and in that time she has gotten married and is due very soon with their firstborn. I am overjoyed to be here when she has her baby - especially because I am sorely missing the births of some of my nearest and dearest friends back in Richmond. We had a lovely evening gathering all the women of the station together for a time of food, fellowship and prayer over Imelda and her soon to arrive babe. (Photo credit to Esther)