Monday, September 28, 2009

Roma children

Here are some recent random pictures I took of the precious Roma children living here in Skopje, Macedonia.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Earlier this week, the Ramazan season ended for Muslims and Bajram was celebrated. We were invited to Sheni's mother's home. He and his wife were very hospitable. They have a son, Kimcho, that is four years old, like Sawyer, so they had a good time playing together. Kimcho did some traditional Roma dancing for us. Also down the street was a huge circle of women dancing to band music. We had quite a feast with traditional salads, several meats including goat, and best of all-- baklava for dessert!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Birthday Week

Sawyer and I both had our birthdays this week. Mine was celebrated at our team meeting on Tuesday. Emily made me a delicious carrot cake from scratch! Sawyer's 4th birthday was celebrated yesterday in his class at school -- Spiderman theme!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Baby Shower

Last Saturday I was given a wonderful baby shower. It was SO much fun! I was "showered" with love and lots of pink things! I was honored that friends from Prilep and Ohrid drove to Skopje for my baby shower. There were about 20 people there so I felt very, very loved. Our little Olivia now has some very beautiful things!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lake Matka and Canyon

Only 30 minutes from our home is this beautiful lake and canyon. The water was really low yesterday because the dam had just released water on Monday. You'll see in the pictures that some of the boats are up on the bank. We hiked up to see the views and then had a nice picnic with some Roma friends.