This Saturday Jenny had the privilege of cooking Senegalese style with our neighbor Sokhna. They went out and purchased the items necessary to make the meal and then prepared it together. We purchased the baguettes at the neighbors boutique (store) and had a real feast. Those french fries, wait they don’t call them french fries […]
I want to share a fun story from our experience of learning culture (way of living or doing life) here in Senegal. I must admit that too often I think of the things that are different from home and that I am having difficulty adjusting to. When I do this, I miss out on so […]
When life gives you melons…. While our fall festivities didn’t include our usual trip to the pumpkin farm or romp in the leaves, they did include a lot of fun! At Emmanuel & Elena’s school, the senior class put on an evening of fun events and good food!
It’s hard to believe it’s been two months already! God has brought us this far! Sometimes we are spinning with the many changes He’s brought our way and He’s brought us through! Yet, He’s also surrounded us with support through prayer and compassionate care. These few photos should give you a peek into our first […]
There are lots and lots of cars around town, but these horse drawn carts are a common site. They carry food, drinks, bricks, cement and all kinds of other things. The other day we were in a traffic jam at a round about and I saw one of these horse carts right in the traffic […]
This is a picture of one of the girls beds all setup with their mosquito nets. It is important to sleep with a mosquito net because there are a lot of mosquitoes here, even in our house. Not only can they keep you awake by buzzing and making you itch, but they also can bring […]
One of the new things that we got for our kitchen and for preparing Senegalese meals. I know they can use it to grind pepper, I saw Eliane smashing onions with it to to make a sauce, I think. The new pot has a thick bottom and feet, I presume for cooking over a fire. […]
We enjoyed a great meal prepared by Eliane from a communal bowl. Each of us ate from the section of the bowl directly in front of us.
So, what is culture anyways. This is not a dictionary definition, but it is the way you do or go about life. So, one of our experiences since we arrived in Senegal was to get a telephone and internet setup here at the house. I thought I would tell you a bit about our experience […]
We have been learning about how to get around town. It has been quite the journey. I wanted to learn about the city bus that could take us to the kids school. I had been given a bus number to catch and so began asking where to catch this bus. I walked with the kids […]
So, the other night I filled the bath tub in order to give James a bath. Jenny had made up some special stuff to put in the bath to help with the prickly heat, I think that is what it is called. Anyhow, it is strategic that I did this just after I had decided […]
It is amazing how small our stove is; it seems somewhat like a toy? Could it be that we cook in easybake ovens here? It works well and we are able to do all of the same functions as a bigger stove, so that is good. Did you notice the legs on the pot on […]
So, how do you like our new tennis racket? I especially like the lightning bolt in the middle. 🙂 It is actually a brand new mosquito zapper. It’s like a bug zapper, except better, because you can chase after those pesky things and swipe at them while holding the “zap button”. It works pretty well and […]
During our first days here Jenny went to Market with Eliane to get things like vegetables, meat, fish, eggs and some of the necessary items for cooking here in Senegal. After returning from “Market”, Jenny told me that it was a good thing I did not go with. She said that if I went along, […]
One of the things that our family has been adjusting to is the sporadic availability of things we were used to having all of the time. The electricity and or the water can go off at any time, for any length of time. With this handy barrel full of water, we can keep the house […]