Resting on the bench in front of Daddy’s store and enjoying a sweet candy treat.
Alyssa had a guided pony ride but it didn’t quite satisfy her desires. She wants to be the one holding the rope.
Pony club won’t be available for Alyssa to join until some time after July. She is very excited to learn to ride.
We found these voluntarily growing in our backyard. Year round sunshine makes for easy gardening.
View of the school from up on a hill.
Walking to a friend’s house. This building used to be a Children’s Home but is now being used as a private residence.
Send us a letter. SIL Box 1 (53), Ukarumpa, EHP 444, Papua New Guinea (:
This is the Store where Todd works.
School playground. The K-2 classes are in the background.
Outdoor gym for recess and PE
This is the school office. Covered pathways connect the school to keep everyone dry from the rain.
This is part of the primary school. Andrew’s class is in this building and the third grade class is across the pathway.
Rain water is collected from the roof of the house and held in this large tank for drinking and washing dishes and clothes. We also have river water that is pumped into the house to flush toilets and take showers.
Solar panels on our house make it possible to have hot water, but if you want a really hot shower, you have to take it at night after the sun has been up all day.
The park is called Impact Park because of this monument. We are guessing it comes from WWII but no one has been able to tell us what it is (UPDATE: Not from WWII, simply Uka lore passed on…apparently it was simply from the son of the first man who lived on that property and his son was just having fun and experimenting with concrete, etc.) :o)
This is the park across the road from our house. You can see our house in the background. Todd walks through this everyday on the way to work.
This is the house we are staying in for the next 6 weeks or so and then we will move into a house that we can stay in for 14 months.