|Our Exciting Adventure began by taking the overnight bus from Uganda to Kenya|
Christmas 2019 will be a Christmas we never forget! For years we've been trying to get my sister Audrey and brother in law, David and their kids to Africa for Christmas. We decided it would be fun to do on the Kenyan coast because we have so many fond memories from vacationing there as a family when we were growing up in Uganda.
|A common sight on the roads|
We met up in Nairobi, Kenya and took a 6 hour train ride from Nairobi city to Mombasa where we'd stay in cottages on the beach for 6 nights.
|We were quite the scene on the train with our large group :)|
|We were so thankful for these strong boys and their help with all the luggage!|
|Poor jetlagged baby (and Dad)|
|The sight we got to enjoy every day!|
|One day the guys went snorkeling at the reef and the ladies stayed home with the babies and got pedicures.|
|We spent all day in the water|
|Someone really loved the beach!|
|One of our sand creations|
|(Possibly our last family photo as a family of 6!)|
|Breakfast in the Banda|
|We ate a lot of meals in our swimsuits|
|Evan's breakfast plate|
|Afternoon coffee with my Mom|
|Waking up from his nap|
|Long awaited Sister Time|
|Fun in the waves|
|My youngest and my oldest|
|Swims with Mimo (Grandma)|
|My favorite view in the world!|
|My 4 year old nephew|
|Being silly with Mimo|
|Josh is forever our fish lover|
After 6 glorious days on the beach with family, it was time to head back to real life.
|Carson's newest interest is drawing/scribbing|
|Josh fed the giraffe from his own mouth!|
We polished off our time together with a big lunch at a Brazilian Steakhouse for all-you-can-eat meat.
But that wasn't all! After the US crew flew back to CA and my parents flew back to Uganda we got to spend a day with our sister in law Heather, and our 3 beautiful nieces!
|Dutch Blitz - always a must!|
|Lunch and ice cream|
|Cousin Abi wanted to carry Carson while we did some shopping|
|So thankful for these opportunities to see our loved ones!!!|
Lastly we needed to drop Isaac and Evan off at school. It's not our happiest thing to do that's for sure but we got to spend the weekend at school and see a few more glimpses of their life there and get to know some of their friends a little better. Since I missed getting both boys moved in at the beginning of the school year, I treasured getting to help each of them unpack and get moved back in to their dorm rooms. God is good.
So now we're back in Adjumani. Real life. Good Life. And sooo enjoying reflecting on these sweet times that God blessed us with! It always amazes me how often we get to see family, even being here in Africa - because so many of them are HERE!