Sunday, December 25, 2016

Our 5th Ugandan Christmas

We had thought that we would be stateside this year for Christmas, but our paperwork that is in the USCIS has yet to be approved.  We are hopeful that we will hear something in the next few weeks once the holidays are over, and we can go to the embassy here sometime next month.  We are close to our furlough so we will just continue to wait.

This was our 5th Christmas in Uganda.  Last year we were waiting for our third child to make her grand entrance, this year she is about to turn 1 year old!

We came down to the city for some rest and a break from work, and to celebrate Christmas with our teammates who are working near the northern boarder.

Before we were in the city, we spent a few nights in Jinja.

We spent a few days at the pool letting the kids swim.  

She's got some freckles.

These two can play for hours, then they also can also sleep for hours!

This is the face you make when you eat buttermilk pie with homemade whipped cream.

The Rosser family!

We had a sick day for the littlest.  But she was back to normal by the next morning.

When she is sick, it is the only time she will cuddle/sleep with us.  She is on the move too much any other time.

I am finding it hard to believe that she will be 1 year in just a few days.

Silas went on a virtual ride and LOVED it.  

One nice thing about being in the city for the holidays is the food!  We do not eat like this in the village!

The kids were enjoying the new food as well.

Due to a lack of planning, and thinking we would be stateside around Christmas time, I didn't do much for gifts this year.  The kids did get stockings though.  

Corrie's favorite gift was her very own toothbrush.

My little artist with his new paint brushes. 

Aggie Darling with her little cheese burger.  She couldn't believe her eyes!

Corrie with her toothbrush.

Checking out the goodies.

Corrie needed (and I do mean, NEEDED) to see what her daddy was doing at the table.  So she climbed  right up next to him.  (Colin was cutting up tender loin steaks for Christmas lunch.)

A happy boy eating his Christmas pie!

We hope that you all had a very wonderful Christmas!  We are looking forward to ringing in the New Year and we are so thankful for the wonderful year 2016 has been.  God has blessed our family and He has shown himself to be faithful in so many ways.  We are still amazed at the work we get to be a part of here and the folks that we get to do life with here.