NOW WE'RE 46! New babies not pictured; Dash, Rocky, Gemma, Rose, and Telly


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


As we were driving to Kigali in Rwanda, these Zebra's were just on the side of the road grazing along with the cattle.  They were so beautiful

For our RS activity we made flowers out of fabric and ribbon.  They ladies had so much fun!  This is Phiona in the purple hat.  She has four children and her husband is Emmanuel.

Kathryn is our Primary president

We made 3 different types of flowers, two of fabric and one of ribbon

They were so cute

Sorry my phone doesn't have a flash

Fancied all up

I don't know why they pin them on their boobs

Can't have too many flowers

So fancy

Mary and I at the couples conference.  I had this African dress made for myself.  The floppy orange flower at the top is pinned on Mary's hat.  Mine was purple.
I also made a beanie for Mary.  We will be having the crochet classes soon to learn this flower next
Just wanted you to see how close we were to the zebra's.  That is Amy trying to take a picture of it
Miriam with her hat on
Yes the croc was this close.  The boatman parked the boat right up the to the shore where this guy was having a nap.  he was huge.  Once we woke him up he came right at us, but splashed us with the water.  The boatman said; "Don't worry, Croc's don't jump in boats."  Then he started laughing at how scared we were.
It was raining so we didn't see a lot of animals.  Usually in the dry season they come to the river, but it wasn't very dry.
Wart hog.....There are tons of these guys around
HIppos are not all that friendly, opting to go hide under the water as you go by
Yes he did come for us

Heading for the water.  And we were that close.  I did not use my far away lens
These guys wander around the roads waiting for a hand out
This guy had a hurt leg so couldn't get away from us very fast
God's Army in Jinja

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


My Saturday Literacy class.  This class is the highlight of my week!  I love my students.
Always amazed what they can get on the back of a "Boda- Boda" (A small motorcycle)
Sister Immatulete taught the members how to grow gardens in a sack.  Here are the cabbages that she grew just right on the church property.
Terri and Terri.  I crocheted this little hat for my namesake.  She wanted to go home with me, but her parents wouldn't let me have her
Nephi is Terri's older brother.  I made him a hat with Ugandan colors.
Rock and I in Johannesburg at the temple
At the airport with John and Beatrice.  Rock had surgery on his feet in South Africa, so we had him in a wheelchair
When we picked up John to go to the temple, all his neighbors helped him get his suitcase to the car.  John will be serving in South Africa and Beatrice will serve in Kenya
We just couldn't resist more pictures - This was at the Entebbe airport.  We had to buy this cute jacket for Beatrice because she was freezing.  It gets down to a chilly 73 degrees sometimes.
John and Beatrice at the temple
I think this would have been a really cute picture if they were getting married.  Which they aren't.  At least not until after their missions.
Rock helping John at the Distribution Center - pre foot operation
President Tucker of the Iganga branch with his wife Mercy and their new baby Terri named after me because I helped them get to the temple and the baby was born in the covenant.  They have two older boys.
Johannesburg Temple
Rock has developed a passion for Mangos.  We often have to go to the market to buy our produce
Looking out to where the Nile meets Lake Victoria.  This little Island has an underground spring where they say it supplies the water, or the source of the Nile River

People like to fish along the river.  Then they set the fish out on the ground to dry up before eating
In front of the gym we go to.  These are some of the people who are in Rock's running group
Sister Emily teaching primary
President Tibenkana is so proud of his new son named Moroni.  The older boy is Teancum.
There must be some contest to see how many kids you can get on a Boda-Boda
You will see these ant hills all over the place.  The kids will often harvest the termites and roast them, or just pop them in their mouths.  Abandoned hills are avoided as they become the new homes for the black mamba, a very deadly snake.
I found this wonderful shop downtown Jinja where they have the woodworkers in the back of the shop.  They make fantastic carvings even though most of them are of masks which are kind of scary to me - but they also have animals, and artistic pieces
The workers sit at the base of the wood pile and carve the wood

Some of the masks.  Notice the beautiful giraffe which stands about 5 feet tall

These are mostly all made from hard woods
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