Whoa, I really need to get up early more often! i can’t believe I was actually able to load some pictures! (And I think it helps that WordPress has a new “quick post” feature that doesn’t take as long to load. So thankful for that!!!)
First up, a picture of the girls on my Scoopy. Some friends from a church in the States (Hi, Randy & Ann!) saw my picture from 3 months ago of my new Scoopy and decided it would be fun to send me some fabric with little motorcycles on it! And instead of having something made with the fabric, they thought it would be best if they would just send me the fabric. I guess they know me better than I thought! They were very generous with the fabric, and I had enough to make Natalie a dress and Claire a skirt (their choices) and still have quite a bit of fabric left over! So, for Randy and Ann, here is a picture of the girls with their new outfits sitting on my Scoopy 🙂
For some reason I can’t get the cursor to go between the two pictures above so i can type, so I will write below this picture 🙂 Last weekend Dan had two extra days off (Friday was Indonesian Independence Day, and Monday was the end of the fasting month) so we decided to take advantage of the long weekend and go to Timika for a little break. We were able to get a reservation at the hotel there (we haven’t been there in almost 1 1/2 years – there has been some stuff going on at the huge mining company that’s there, and they weren’t allowing “outsiders” to use the hotel for quite a while) and so on Thursday afternoon Dan flew us down there in a 206. Above you can see how much Natalie loves flying in the right seat next to Daddy!
It was actually kind of chilly, rainy and cloudy quite a bit of the time we were there, but that didn’t stop the girls from enjoying the pool! As you can see, Dan rather enjoyed himself, too!
Sunday was our one nice, sunny day, and we took full advantage of it, spending most of the day at the pool!
We loved being able to order lunch right next to the pool. The girls tend to be grazers anyway, so it was fun for them to be able to swim, hop out and eat a few french fries, and then get right back in the pool!
The other highlight of our trip (for the girls, anyway!) were the frogs! Every night in Timika the frogs come out. So each evening the girls had a blast chasing the frogs around. They thought it was especially fun to chase them into the pool, and then watch the frogs swim around the pool. The smaller frogs were easier to catch, as Claire shows us here.
And, one last stroll around the hotel grounds before heading back to Wamena on Tuesday morning. We had such a nice, relaxing time as a family. No, this is definitely not what our everyday life is like, but it sure is a nice break every once in a while! You should come visit us, we’ll take you to Timika 🙂