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A Fun Weekend with Family

We enjoy our kids and grandkids so much and probably the hardest part of being in Niger is being away from them.  So we are enjoying every loud, crazy, cuddly moment with them that we can get.

Last week we were in Michigan with Daniel and Kelly and their twin sons, Levi and Everett.  They are three months old and at that age where they smile with their entire body.  They are so cute and what's nicer than sweet baby cuddles?




On Thursday we walked around a park with Levi and Everett in the stroller.




This park wends its way through some of the wetlands that feed into the Huron River. 




The nature walk is quiet and peaceful (at least on a warm Thursday afternoon!).




Friday we drove back down to Ohio.  Then on Saturday Suzanne and Theo, with their three, Tera, Hezekiah, and "Heavenly" and us met Daniel and Kelly with Levi and Everett and the Columbus Zoo.  This was Tera's third birthday celebration.





We were quite the crazy crowd with six adults, five children, two strollers…

Our Home Assignment So Far

We left Niger on July 7 and since our arrival back in the USA we have been focusing on resting and spending time with family.

We spent our first week in Connecticut with John's mom.  We also saw quite a bit of his brother and sister-in-law and visited our sending church for our first Sunday back in the US.

Then we spent two wonderfully relaxing weeks at our rental home in the Poconos.  We rent an apartment at the Missionary Retreat Fellowship which rents furnished homes to missionaries and other full-time Christian workers in need of a rest or a home during home assignment.




We feasted our eyes on the green all around us, did some shopping, and mostly just read or worked on fun projects. 



John did do some work the first week, finishing up his corrections on his dissertation.  He has now sent it to several people (me included) to proof-read it.  When he gets it back from the proof-readers, he'll send it to his supervisors and when he gets their ok's, it goes on to the Oxford…