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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Week of Firsts!

It’s been a week of “firsts”.  
It’s my parent’s first trip to Thailand… and overseas in fact!
We had our first “Thai” themed birthday party for Dad, our first flat tyre over here, we’ve fed elephants, Tobi and Eli held a snake around their necks and we’ve even eaten traditional Thai style, cross-legged on the floor! 

Other news: 
Two new children arrived at the children’s home this week.  They seem to be settling in well.  

The new ZOE buildings were a buzz of activity when we visited yesterday.  The deadline to have them ready is getting closer!
Dave’s learning curve steepens as the ‘camp’ he’s helping to organise also draws nearer.  He is feeling the excitement build as more people start to get involved and take on tasks.  Walls are going up and being painted to create the different spaces I explained about in the last blog. 


(Photos: Mum and Dad ride an elephant, flat tyre... wondering what to do when our key to the spare is at home!, Tobi and Eli bravely let a real snake hang around their necks...ewwww!)


It’s been a real treat having my mum and dad stay with us this week.  You wouldn’t know that they hadn’t been here before with their adventurous spirits and “ready for anything” attitudes.   


We still have a few more fun things planned to do before they go back to Australia and saying goodbye is not something I want to think about right now.
It’s not the first time we’ve done that and I just don’t know how I’ll be able to do it again.  
For today though, I will enjoy the time we have, appreciate every moment and be glad for their “first” trip … hopefully there’ll be many more to come!
Blessings,
Andie

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