Thursday, October 25, 2007

South Dakota

1. You go down to breakfast and are blinded by all the orange clothing
2. The dogs in the hotel out number the people
3. The trucks and trailers are taking over the parking lot
4. Their is a "pheasant cleaning" service advertised in the lobby
5. Instead of hearing teenage kids late at night you may hear a dog or two barking
6. You see a huge sign outside saying "WELCOME HUNTERS!"
Did I mention the dogs?
Also what is the story with North and South Dakota hotels not having elevators?
Don't they know how heavy my "overnight bag" has become?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

North Dakota

This is a park in Minot, North Dakota. The town has a Scandanvian heritage.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Daniel and Ibrahim

Auntie Jenny and Christine


Faulanta and Auntie Terese

Auntie Rosette and Enid
At Lake Bemidji in Northern Minnesota

Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox Bemidji, MN

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Future Plans

"Hello, my name is Enid. I am a 9 year old Uganda. When I grow up I want to be a Midwife." This is how the second half of our concert begins. All of the children share what they want to be when they grow up. Here are their plans: Johnson-engineer, Ibrahim-Scientist, Enock-Optician, Christine-Secretary, Margaret-Business Woman, David-Pilot, Peter-Surgeon, Josheph-Pediatrician, Jerome-artist, Jane-Vet, Bridget-Accountant, Sarah-Designer, Marvin-Bank Manager, Prisca-Journalism, Martin-Soldier, Harriet-Beautician, Jackie-Astronaut, Halima-Doctor, Anna-Nurse, Julian-Musician, Falaunta-Teacher, Jacob-President, Hudson-Computer Programmer, Daniel-Lawyer, and Washo-Psychologist

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"When is it going to snow Auntie Jenny?"

"When is it going to snow Auntie Jenny?" The kids are so very excited about the prospect of possibly seeing snow soon! We actually had to give them their winter coats on Oct. 9th when we were in Minneapolis. The temperature was around 45 degrees and we walked about 6 blocks from the church to see the Mississippi river (which they can all spell now:). They are all so very proud and thankful for the winter coats and hats! We have decided that since we are going to be spending so much time in Northern US and Canada that we are going to put boots and long underwear on our wishlist! (for kids and Aunties and Uncles!!!!) These pictures are of Halima and Jackie together, Anna and Faulanta together, Jacob with the yellow coat,and Anna with the cute hat with the pompoms.