Thursday, February 17, 2011

Off The Grid

Thanks to Anna Linhart, our newest favorite show is “Chuck.” This hour long scifi meets romance meets popculture has brought us lots of laughs and has even invaded our language. When character Chuck (who holds NSA and CIA secrets in his head) can no longer be tracked for his useful skills, he is considered “off the grid.”

To celebrate our First Anniversary of life in Africa and our two birthdays, to meet the required exit of Uganda due to work visa issues and to save our sanity after an insanely busy few months, we went “off the grid” to the Kenyan coast for a week of rest and relaxation. Our Field Director fielded most calls and concerns for the week (thanks, Myhres!) so our little family could reconnect and enjoy time together.

A few highlights of the week:
Lilli can now swim across a pool.
Aidan went to the beach for the first time in his life.
Patton loves to be underwater.
Travis windsurfed.
Amy read a few chapters of a book uninterrupted.
Birthday meals that concluded with restaurant staff singing an African Bday song.
Being together.

Getting away can make coming back so much sweeter.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear that you were able to get away!! Praying that you can hold onto the refreshment that it brought you as your work back at home is so demanding. May the Lord sustain and strengthen you!!!!!