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Saturday, May 25, 2013


Summer is here at last! Everything looks so different in the Summer. Here are a few photos of our neighbourhood and the Lake nearby.
 This is looking out from our house to Marie`s house, our neighbour.

 Across the road from us.

 The boys playing crochet at Marie`s house.

 Here is our house from another angle. Lots of space to run around!

The front side.
 This is at Cornel Plantations.

 At Caguya Lake

 Murray is dying to fish!

 This is from Marie`s verander.

 and overlooking our house........

 The weather is very strange here and we get extremes in weather temperatures. This week it has been around 35 Degrees but in the last 2 days we have experienced 6 degrees and it will continue to be cold until early next week. The temperature in the mornings at 7am starts at around 22 degrees and continues to rise throughout the day to 35 degrees and only after 8pm does it start to cool down slightly. So during the day, it is very hot and humid but it is still better than winter! 

Taughannock Falls

Our ex-Zimbabwean friends, Johno and Trisha Robart Morgan came to stay with us for the weekend. They now live in Canada. We went for a walk to the Taughannock Falls which looked so different in the Summer! I have included some winter photos so you can compare the differences.

 I personnally prefer the Falls in the Winter. I think that it is so much more beautiful!

 Luke, Duncan, James, Megan and Murray.

 Trisha and Myself. It was so good to catch up again!

Phil and Johno enjoying their walk.

 The boys just couldn`t resist! No matter how cold the water was.

 There are many beautiful waterfalls in Ithaca and we are yet to still explore them all.

 My Beloved and me! Phil was so chuffed to hear that he received all A`s for his exams! I didn`t know that I had married such a Boffen! He worked so hard and deserved those marks!

 There were many deep pools. It reminded me of the Eastern Transvaal in South Africa.

It was so good for Johno and Phil to catch up and to be able to speak politics! They always enjoy trying to solve the worlds problems, especially Zimbabwe.

We had a great time and it was so special to spend time with 'old' friends! There will always be a special connection, especially being from Africa! We look forward to seeing Johno and Trisha again when we head off to Myrtel Beach in South Carolina in August. We haven`t seen the South of the country, so we are looking forward to travelling down to that part of America.


Friday, May 10, 2013

LEAH Homeschool CO-Op

On Mondays, the boys go to LEAH CO-OP where they participate with about 30 other Home School families in various activities. LEAH stands for Loveing Education At Home.

 The entrance to our church where we go to LEAH every week. 
 Beautiful Summer Flowers!!

Duncan and Luke in their Lego class. There is a Lego League competition coming up in November where they have to build an electric robot and program it to follow certain instructions, so that should be fun!

 Some of the LEAH kids.

 A picture with all the LEAH kids ranging from 5yrs - 18yrs. There is a really nice bunch of teens in their group so the boys have made some good friends.
 Murray and Duncan`s guitar class. Travis (in the red) has done a great job! He is a pastor from another church.
 Practising diligently for LEAH Co-Op night later that day where they will play for parents and relatives.

 LEAH Co-Op night! The kids had only been playing for 10 weeks and they did really well!

The Literature class receiving their certificates after studying the book Silas Marner. Murray was unsure of this class to begin with but actually he quite enjoyed it.

It has been great to meet other Home schoolers and there is a big community of Home schoolers in America. Home schooling in Zimbabwe is also growing and there are many young families who are starting to homeschool their children. If you read this and live in Zimbabwe, we have a support group that you can join. Send me a message if you would like to know more about this group!