We are gradually getting settled. I am so thankful to have our furniture and belongings here. It really helps to make it feel more like home. It’s hard for me to believe we have been in Haiti for over 2 months. Here is a little update on our family.
Team season started yesterday. Bri left this morning to go out with the team. She was really excited to go out on her first team. I’m sure she will come home with some stories! We are already looking forward to the Roanoke team coming down this spring!
Scott and I continue to study creole. It seems our teachers favorite expression to us is, “little by little the bird makes it’s nest.” That’s his way of encouraging us to keep practicing and studying. Thankfully, our communication with Haitians is progressing. It takes a lot of practice, and we are getting used to being corrected quite frequently.
The girls have all finished their first quarter of school, and they seem to be getting used to their new school and teacher. Chloe is so happy to have her art supplies here, and Gab has been busy running around with some of the other girls here. I think there are five, 7 -8 yr old girls!
We had the privilege of seeing some friends/relatives this past week. We had dinner with Steve and Dawn Maibach at Bonn Finn. They spoiled us by bringing apples, candy, and pretzels. Later in the week they stopped by to check out our house. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture with them. Here are a few random pictures.
Girls wearing bracelets made by one of their friends in Roanoke. Family movie night on the roof! Chloe preparing star fruit for the first time. Gab with the children that Mamize cares for. Daniel, Madame Lorette’s son coming to visit us this week. An afternoon spent exploring some waterfalls. More hiking. And last but not least….. The black spot on the wall, is in fact a small frog in my pantry! Better than a tarantula!!!!