Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What a Great November and December!

Well, we are back on the continent of Africa! 

We left our American home in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday, December 26 and will arrive back in our Mozambican home this coming Saturday, January 2. 

Every year at this time our organization has a youth camp for the Missionary Kids (MKs) in Southern Africa. This year all 3 of our girls are attending MK camp. That means that Mom and Dad are resting and recovering, in South Africa, from jet-lag and a very busy November and December! 

In mid-November we took Meghan with us on a trip to New York City. It was a late 16th birthday present from us. This was a special time with her that we will likely not get again for long-long time. We had a blast!!

Time Square

The 9/11 Museum. So well done. It is worth a trip to NYC just for this.
The top of Rockefeller Center with the Empire State Building in the background.
My favorite thing we did.....Matilda!

For Thanksgiving we were able to visit my Grandmother's house and celebrate with many in my family. My Nanna has always been one of my favorite people on earth and she is my last living grandparent. It was such a blessing to be at my Nanna's house to visit with her before we returned to Africa. Plus we were able to eat her cooking!

My Mom's brother and sister and their families.
In early December we took a trip to Florida. After speaking to church in Daytona we headed down to Orlando for a week of fun.

Hard Rock Cafe
Meghan getting Henna
Diagon Alley!
We love Harry Potter (don't judge) and had a blast in Diagon Alley

Lilly's birthday is December 30. She wanted to celebrate with her friend Katherine before leaving the states. So the two of them went to an art studio and painted. They had a great time and their finished product was adorable!

Our last Sunday in the states was one to remember. Our Lilly was baptized! We are so proud of her and her decision to follow Jesus.

As our time in the states was coming to an end, we were able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus, with our parents/grandparents. What a blessing to be together this year at Christmas!!

Lee's parents.....Granny and Pa
My parents......Grandma and Granddad

Many people have made the comment that we have been very busy. That is true. But, we are so thankful for all that we have been able to do and experience during this Stateside time. When we are in Mozambique there are very few things to do for fun. So we played hard knowing that it was just for a few months. Now, it is back to work!