Naturally, before leaving, getting together with Dexter's whole family needed to happen. So on the Saturday before leaving we all gathered together in what has become "our" spot to meet. A local restaurant in Nairobi, it is where we met before we moved to the UAE in 2009, and where we met the last time we needed a gathering. It is a nice place because it has outdoor seating and is fairly spacious. We're often the only ones there, but this last time we began to wonder if there's a reason for that...
It was a bittersweet time, always fun to be together, but sad realizing we just don't know when (or where) the next Mulandi family gathering will be. Nadia, born in January has already changed so much and will continue to do so in the years we're here in school. And Kyalo and Andrew, just sixish weeks apart won't grow up (yet) to be the buddies I hope they will be. God has those nitty gritty details worked out, in ways I can't even imagine. The wait is just hard.
our little bully, beating up his bigger and older cousin, Andrew
Jackie, Andrew, Dexter, Kyalo (looks like Andrew doesn't hold a grudge)
June, Nadia, Helen, Robert, Aidan
Helen & Robert
I can't stand all that beauty
March 3, 2012
Dexter's parents (Buda & Mathe) and us
love this photo
It was hard to say goodbye to them...but we'll live in hope that everyone will come to visit!