Sunday, May 18, 2008

An anniversary celebrated in beachful serenity was very much enjoyed. We took a day trip out to Bongoyo Island, a small island just off the coast, where we sat in the soft white sand, ate fresh fish out of the ocean, snorkeled over the underwater beauty of God's creation, looked through clear blue water to the ocean bed and coral below (and a creepy shipwreck), and walked along some craggy trails, finding eels playing in the maze-like rocky water ways. It was a great day.

Swahili word for the day is kali, which means fierce, strict, sharp...
We used it to describe the sun often that day, and have the red backs to prove it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mad Cow

Look at me!! I'm one craaaaazy mad cow!
(This guy will be our neighbor in a couple weeks!)

Swahili word for the day is ng'ombe, which means cow.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


How'd he get there? Seriously, the goats of the mountains are a scientific wonder. They have to be. I mean they have hooves. No inspector-gadget plunger hands to use for scaling the rock face.

Swahili word for the day is mbuzi, which means goat.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Refreshment On a Hot Day

Ahh the Poop Pop.

Here's what we can offer:
No explanation. No logical translation. No precedent. No idea.

We're speechless. No Swahili words today.

Monday, May 5, 2008


So one day last week I (M) woke up in the morning and found a red dot on my foot. That dot grew over the next few days, and then hung around for a few more. We think maybe a spider or something crawled in bed with us and bit me, who knows. But I have this giant thing on my foot now. Don't worry though, I'm putting hot tea bags on it, so all should be fine!

(We've also debated other tactics shared with us such as: a baking soda paste, hot towel, vinegar, hot salt water, and of course the more conventional & less exciting medical ointments.... other suggestions?)

Last night we came in the house to find this fun little guy hanging out over our bed. We welcomed him to the house and assume that we will have no more freakish bug bite problems with him around, because lizards eat bugs, right?

Swahili word for the day is wadudu, which means bugs.