Friday, September 30, 2011

Helsinki and Tallinn

Taking a much needed break from life in the BF.

We took a cruise around Helsinki.

Uspenski Cathedral


Pueblo in the house!

Market Square

Food. I miss good food. Europe is thankfully not in short supply. When we pass a bakery like this I insist we stop and get something.

One night I got reindeer for dinner. It was very good.


Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

One one of our pie stops (this time was cheese cake) a bird decided to join us. Well, actually there were three of them.

And then he ate out of Matt's hand!

Kadriorg Palace

She's silly.

Friday, September 23, 2011



I really do. For just $5/month I have all of my meals planned and my grocery shopping list complete for me! The meals are quite tasty as well. It is the best thing ever. I highly recommend it. :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Late Summer...

Aunt Libby came to town for a couple of days, so we went to Casa Bonita for lunch. What a hit that was!!!! So much fun!!!!!

A couple of Buff fans with Ralphie!

Rhoda, here are some pictures of the tailgate food at the CU-CSU game Saturday....YUMMY stuff!

Mark Schlereth has his own green chile now....

Getting ready for the birthday lunch.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

4th of July pics

Here are some of the pictures we had taken while Derek and family were out for the 4th of July...

It was hard to get all 5 to take a good picture at the same time!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Reading Camp

I did a reading camp in Niankorodougou at the library there. It really makes me want to get a library in Sanga. We did all sorts of things during the week. Talked about AIDS, Malaria, early pregnancy, food hygine, read books, arts and crafts and sang songs.

The kids made paper airplanes.

This is the place where the classes were held. The library has the space for studying and classes.

I thought it was very nice. But I've been living in W Africa for a year. But it was!!

I worked with these 5 kids in our small group sessions. The book he is holding is about taking care of babies but more about family planning and the importance of not having children too young.

We also read as a class out of their books from 4th grade. All of the students are getting ready to start 5th grade. There is a BIG test they have to pass to be able to go to middle school called the CEP. In Sanga about 40% passed. But last year it was only about 20. Hooray Sanga!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Conversations with Mary

Me - (in my new navy blue scrubs) What do you think, Mary, do I look like a dentist.
Mary - Actually you look like a karate player in blue.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vittoria's First Soccer Game

And she scored a goal.

Note Mary's enthusiasm.