Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Friends

Our team just received 2 new families in UB and 2 here in Darhan. Right after breakfast our kids run over to play with the Lains (Avery & Eli), who have been staying in a Mongolian ger and "living with" one of our neighbor families. Eden would be there too, but she is still pouting over her toast. Tomorrow we all head to our Field Forum Retreat!

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Pups

They showed up on our doorstep and, after Saiah fed them once, refused to leave. I refused to feed them (Mongolians don't like female puppies, not functional enough) ...but finally gave in because the kids were having so much fun. So, please meet "Puppy Chow" and "Snack Attack." Also notice the green in our yard and the coming vegetables! Oh, and we mongolianized (de-Americanized?) the water pump and it is working much better...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mongolia's Wild West

It was a long and fast trip through the Wild West of Mongolia, 11 days through almost as many states (with a focus on Hovd, Ovs and Bayan-Ulgii). But we did manage to get out of the car every once in awhile. We even found a few nice camping spots (yes, most of it was as bare as the pictures suggest). For more info you'll have to ask email and ask for a summary!