We've wanted to produce our own eggs for a while now. Not only to save money, but to improve the quality of our food too. For me, It became an exercise in adapting to our new culture. I set out imaging there would be a 'Home Depot' round the corner. By degrees, I realized that I couldn't buy evenly cut timber, screws or other basic necessities I'd always taken for granted. I didn't have a vise or workbench, but I always had plenty of mini-helpers to run away with my tools. Actually, once you get used to it, this way has quite a charm about it.
Snuggling up with Animal Pillows
Our friend Monica from New York who visited us last year treated the children to some wonderful gifts. She sent them some animals that fold up into pillows. Now when we want the younger ones to take an afternoon nap, we hand out the animals and they snuggle up and hopefully fall asleep.
The kids love Sundays. They get themselves ready for church about 30 minutes earlier than necessary, then start singing and jumping around while we finish getting ready. The drive there only takes 5 minutes, but there's something about being squashed into one car that makes for a lot of laughter. They divide into age-appropriate classes and usually come out with some colorings or stories that they've learned. Once we get home, we try and make them something special for lunch, play outside until we all get tired, then come in and show them a Disney video.
Roger & Faith Shaw from Rwanda