Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Holi Week, and Holy Week

We are still settling into the hectic life back here in South Asia,

But we didn't let our weariness keep us from participating in the holiday of colors.

Holi is always fun,

Getting wet and smeared with colors.

Until, that is, the baby gets colors on himself.

Coincidentally, Holi--celebrating something totally foreign to Christianity--

Was the same week as Holy Week for Christians this year.

We also made sure to spend this week reflecting on Holy Week,

Both in its biblical traditions (the Resurrection Rolls)

And commercialized forms

of Easter Baskets and Easter Egg Hunts.

We hope all of you had as wonderful an Easter

As we did in South Asia.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Sibling Party

These two.

Maybe they are just the perfect ages apart.

Or maybe Rebekah is just blessed with extreme patience.

Because in our house,

We have a party all day long.

From sword fighting in the morning,

To Dance Parties at night,

To death-defying--age appropriate--stunts

Throughout the day

Reed and Rebekah 

Always bring the party with them.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rebekah at 7: The Force Is Strong in This One

Kids can become a little obsessed with things, we're learning. 

Last Fall, with the forthcoming release of Star Wars: Episode 7, 

James decided to show Rebekah the first 6 movies. 

Obsessed, she became.

So in the USA, we had a party for family and friends before we left,

Taking advantage of all the Star Wars merchandise (and Pinterest ideas) so cheap and easily available.

Back in South Asia, on her actual birthday,

We had R2D2 and Darth Vader pancakes,

Then we had our traditional, "whatever you want to eat" meal with our South Asian friends. 

How many American children, or even adults, would choose Egg Curry?

We capped off the night with a pajamas and A New Hope viewing party with more friends. 

 No child is perfect. 

But the other day we honestly tried to think of a time we had ever seen Rebekah "mad" or "mean".

Hasn't happened (yet).

We are grateful for the opportunity to share our Journey with Rebekah.

Thank all of you for our support and prayers through the years.