Monday was Dexter's 33rd birthday, and Tuesday our 3rd anniversary. On Tuesday night he got a wonderful email from the University of Colorado inviting him for an interview and bench test in April for their dental program. This was the fifth school he applied to, and the fifth invitation he got! Pretty big accomplishment, if you ask me! Colorado was my first choice because of their start date (January 2013) and because, hello it is in Colorado! (never been there, but all the pictures make me want to go). But, we needed to let NJ know early, and we couldn't just wait around and hope the other schools would get back to him. What if they didn't? Seemed like too big of a risk. So, we head to NJ next month trusting that God wants us there for reasons we can't see at the moment! Perhaps we'll head to Colorado another time. . .
Now, back to the retreat, and the photos!
These are still from the cliff at the top of the crater. . .
It isn't too often these days that we get a photo of just the two of us. This seemed like a good spot.
February 4, 2012
I had great hopes of getting photos of all the couples but that didn't happen. We did get this one of the guys, though:
Jack, Tobias, Levis, Dexter (and Kyalo) Mang'oli, Chege, Franye
Isn't that an intimidating looking group?
But don't be fooled!! They aren't. . .
Do you see what Kyalo's doing? Digging in the dirt. And eating it.
early morning on the lake
We had a slow day on Sunday, with an easy breakfast, time by and in the small pool, and even a little service where we shared our goals/hopes for the year, sang a song, and prayed for each other. God's beauty surrounded us so it was only appropriate to do this. Before lunch, there were some raucous rounds of the game Pit (if you've never played, it is worth it!) and now I'm hoping for a "game night" before we go.
We ate lunch on that floating dock/restaurant you see in the photo above. Kyalo had his first beets:
(I had mine, too, but I don't think I enjoyed them as much as he did)
And then, just like that, it was time to hit the dusty, bumpy road again, and head home. It was a great time - with friends, getting away, seeing a new part of Kenya, etc. I hope in the future we'll get to explore more of Kenya (on return visits, I guess) since there's so much we haven't seen!