Monthly Archives: February 2012

the art of hand washing

If you own or have access to a washing machine you are in the world’s elite.  Seriously, you are.  (I can’t find a good statistic on this, but if you make $25,000/yr you are in the worlds top 10% richest … Continue reading

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Nairobi randoms:

I think this is so odd, interesting, overdone, unnecessary; curtains in my shower.  Really?!  The glass window IS frosted after all.  Anyways… just sayin’.

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what have i gotten myself into?!

I got suckered into this really (Tracey and Eric, you are good!) but I am excited!  I was drawn to the table after church… I couldn’t help myself.  They had me before “hello”.  I’ve been trying to get back into … Continue reading

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a tiny sparkle of light

I was sitting on my couch working when across the room I saw a tiny sparkle of light glittering off the ends of my flowers… what a beautiful detail God thought of.  Valentine’s flowers?  Nope!  I usually hate Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Wanja’s got moves!

The birthday party continued today at Amani as we celebrated the birthday of our executive director.  In true Amani fashion, it turned into a dance party!  Check out Wanja’s moves.  LOVE it!!! Wanja’s moves! from Ali Wood on Vimeo.

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How to celebrate a birthday in Kenya:

1. Start the night before.  Have dinner with British friends in their charming cottage along with your “Kenyan parents” and fun Hollywood guy.  Be sure to eat the bread pudding. 2. Spend the night in the country and wake to … Continue reading

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Progress with baby Cecellia!

There is always a baby around at Amani, so when I walked into the Distribution room today I didn’t even notice the screaming baby… let alone notice that I was the cause of this angst!  Baby Cece isn’t used to … Continue reading

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“Come! They are singing for you!”

Many of you are not on Facebook, so my apologies for not letting you know I’ve arrived safely in Kenya!  The two flights were very uneventful, which I always prefer.  I landed Sunday evening to 71 degree weather, yet in … Continue reading

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