Life Lately

We had a great weekend, we spent all day Saturday at the beach, the kids enjoyed themselves so much! So did I, one of my best beach experiences. (And I have been to the beach a countless amount of times.) Yet this one topped them all. I’ll be sharing some pics soon! Sunday we rested, chilled and watched the Artisocats before bed! Nothing like quality family time. Sometimes Mondays can be some peoples least favourite days of the week so I am adding some pics to add a smile to your day! So get ready for a bunch of behind the scenes pics ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are the pics to cover up all that time that seemed to fly by ๐Ÿ˜‰

All of our small moments that I was blessed enough to capture.

So you can see what we have been up too in between the blog posts at PNN

Best told by these wonderful pics.

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I met this young girl outside a school. It was a heartbreaking moment. Am trying to do all that I can to find out where she is so she too can enrol in school, and not sit outside hopelessly. Every child deserves an education. It shouldn’t even be an option.

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This was my first morning waking up at PNN. A morning full of laughter, I am sitting with our sweet DaeDae and manย can this girl keep you on your feet.ย She just turned 4! We celebrate her wonderful life! The first day we met she poured water down my back and smiled and laughed. I knew then I was dealing with our wild child and have been loving her ever since.

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Our little Prince helping us unpack the weekly groceries. Fresh fruits & veggies, our favourite ๐Ÿ˜‰img_9100

Sammy is one of our teens, this was after a movie night and he was carrying one of the little ones home. Brotherly love.img_9103

Prosper and I after my corn rows in the summer. I wasn’t sure how I felt about them at the timeimg_9124

Paula rocking my brothers Harvard baseball cap. Seriously these kids love my baseball caps. Next stop Harvard for these kids!

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My first month with one of my best friends Desi! I thank God she was here to experience the hardest moments with me and the most amazing moments! Everything was brand new for us, the staff and the kids adjusting to their new home. This was a time we will never forget. My kids love their Auntie Desi!

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When we finally caught the infamous rooster. Don’t worry we let him free and he continues to roam around PNN.

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Then we caught one of the goats, and well that one… has never come back to visit us… I am not sure he liked being picked up ๐Ÿ˜‰

After one of our lessons, one this particular day we envisioned ourselves in the future! We have BIG stars coming from this Village of Hope! The sky is the limit for these kids.ย img_9459

Richard and I dancing before worship night. Teaching him how to dip after a little salsa dance, because who doesn’t love to salsa? At our dance parties the kids have really grown accustom to Spanish salsa music, it is so much fun!

IMG_9463.JPGAnd a little bit of this ๐Ÿ™‚ He has the most contagious smile and laugh. His joy is infectious to be around. We always have the most laughs and hugs together.

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Selfies from my boys! You can always expect 100s of these if you ever put your phone down!img_9819

After church style, I am not even sure what I am doing but were just relaxing in the front of my house! One of the kids favourite hang out spots to play games, listen to the radio and just chat and goof around.ย img_0344

What would a good wifi day be without a snapchat filter? They love the dog filter.

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These boys might not be biological brothers but it doesn’t matter. They are brothers! I love watching their amazing bond, just like the other kids. It is really amazing.img_0350

With our Prince! He is an old man in a 3 year old body. This kid is too smart for his own age, seriously he cracks us up and has the best manners ever.

Sammy and Kasme showing off their pictures with their favourite people! I love the connection and bond our kids have with our supporters and donors. It is amazing and they are able to keep in touch through FaceTime calls. Sammy loves Pastor Frank his wife Pat and daughter Christine. He seriously has such a deep connection with them it is amazing and cannot wait to see them again! Kasme to the right really bonded with my brother Alex and loves seeing his soccer pictures, and watching his highlights from his college games. He has his Harvard Soccer shirt and might just be my brother’s biggest fan (sorry mom and dad.) Kasme seriously LOVES Alex and wants to talk about him everyday. These kids remember everything about our partners, donors and supporters from their visit but these two top the cake with how much they talk about and love them!

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This is the photo Kasme is pointing to in his room! I can’t explain the love he has for Alex! He prays for him every night! Alex got him to smile and come out of his shell for the first time and ever since then he is hyper, fast passed, athletic, joyful, hard-working, good little boy self! He reminds me a lot of how Alex was as a young boy! Kasme and Alex you are both so loved by one another! I thank God Kasme has such a great role model as my brother, I have been here to see firsthand the impact my brother’s love and care has made on this young boy. I thank God he had them sit together on the Dedication day!

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Sammy and Pastor Frank! Their bond is real ๐Ÿ™‚

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Trying on our school uniforms for the first time! Yay #backtoschool Her smile is EVERYTHING

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My PNN Family after our Sunday Church Service at Arise Chapel.

Our two sleepers, they can never get through a movie, and I always have to snap a pic! Hahaha they are too cute!img_0920

My bus buddy, even if she moves…every second! This was our first field trip:) She always rocks my shadesย img_0956

Girls makeup party! These girls had too much fun with the makeup. We played music, danced, did arts and crafts, laughed, talked did all the kinds of girly things girls do ๐Ÿ™‚ I love my girls.

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Heading to church with my girl! She is too beautiful! Seriously look at that smile. This was the dress she wore on the dedication. We barely knew each other yet she reached out and just wanted to be held by me after she was held by Terry. Such a special moment holding her during the ribbon cutting ceremony. DaeDae and her Aunite Devon ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s that special and beautiful moment. I’ll never forget it. I was trying to hold back my tears and DaeDae was chewing on my cloth

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Some shots from the market, stay tuned for our future projects ๐Ÿ™‚img_1081

Boys pizza party:) Felix in the white ate 8 pieces, thats one large pie. hahah it was many of their first pizza experiences. I love my boys and being a boy mom. A lot different than our girls partyimg_1096img_1099

Visiting other homes in Ghana, this boy was too cute:) I enjoyed my chat with him. Luckily Richard was able to snap some pics so I can look back on this sweet moment.

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I will add a part two, these are small snap shots of small wonderful moments here look like!

Hope you enjoyed these small moments from behind the scenes at PNN! Happy Monday

One thought on “Life Lately

  1. You can tell from the looks on these childrens’ faces you are making a big and uplifting difference in their lives. Keep up the inspiring work. Beautiful inside and out!

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