Saturday, June 11, 2011

pictures from ghana

here are some pictures that jon sent me after a week long outreach at a rural village about 5 hours away from accra:

teaching children

eating local cuisine - fufu & grasscutter

watching the fisherman out at sea

he knows how much i love the beach. i miss him

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

memorial day weekend with j&a

we spent our memorial day weekend with two of our favorite people, jonathan & ashley!  friday night we enjoyed staying in, eating homemade pizza and catching up. saturday we made our way to new haven where we toured yale's campus, ate falafel at mamouns and enjoyed ashley's ice cream (it was only appropriate since ashley was with us!).  after the grand tour the boys golfed the course at yale, the best collegiate course in the nation, and ashley & i headed to the beach - where else?  it was the perfect holiday weekend.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

he made it to ghana!

he made it! after a lot of goodbye tears, a 4 hour flight to atlanta and an 11 hour flight to accra, jonathan is settling into his home for the next two and a half months. that's right, months. luckily my sister is living with me until july, so she is keeping me busy and my mind preoccupied.

the ironic part of this whole thing is that jonathan's dad was recently called to the first quorum of the seventy, and his first assignment starting in august is west africa with headquarters in accra, ghana - the exact same location that jonathan is currently!  he and his parents will actually overlap for about 2 weeks, and then i will meet up with them mid-august. i'm counting down the days...only 70 more to go!!

jonathan is documenting his adventures on an old blog he used to sometimes update with funny teaching stories: you should definitely check it out - if you don't know one thing about jonathan you should know that he is a very talented and entertaining writer.