|The kids trying on their wedding outfits.|
|They had us bring our witnesses down two days before the wedding to sign. Like an hour before they wanted us all there. SURPRISE!|
|The day before the wedding. Chaos and unending excitement!|
|Full house, full hearts.|
|The night before the wedding we had about 8-9 extra people staying at the house.|
|Kids table for dinner the night before the wedding.|
|Which meant Moses and Rebecca slept in my bed with me. Which means Moses kicked, rolled on, and hit me all night. Your not suppose to sleep the night before your wedding anyways, though right?!|
|My hair WOULD NOT curl.|
|My littles. They may be little people, but they sure are big parts of my heart and life.|
|Thierry and his mom.|
|We had to do a "silly face" photo of course.|
|Thierry's missionary and pastor dad.|
|So grateful for everyone who poured into my husband. And the amazing incredible blessing he is.|
|All my girls, before the wedding. Uwera, Flora, Bridgette, and Rebecca.|
|The girls had my phone during the wedding, I found lots of pictures like this. :p|
|Tasia has been with us for about 3 years, working in our home. I love some of these pics the girls got.|
|In Rwanda you are not legally married, if you are married in the church. So we started with the legal government wedding.|
|Swearing on the Rwandan flag that I take Thierry as my husband and understand the laws of marriage in Rwanda.|
|Final signings. . . .|
|And we are legally married. Wooooooo......|
|First picture together as a married couple! :)|
|After our legal government wedding, we went down to the lake, to marry in the sight of God. And make a covenant to one another before the Lord.|
|Or have a photo shoot?!|
|These girls.... love them! Any excuse for a photo shoot.|
|OK, even I started taking pics of the kids. Everyone looked so pretty, handsome, and cute!|
|This part made me sob. After Thierry made a covenant to the Lord to take me as his wife,|
he made a covenant before the Lord to the kids to take them as his kids.
|Some pics my friend Tara took. Everyone praying over us at the wedding.|
|With this ring, I thee wed.......|
|Mommy and daddy are getting married!!|
|We are IN LOVE with this pic. Flora and Uwera standing up for me, before the Lord.|
|Covenant to take me, and to take the kids. Our beautifully barefoot sand covered kids.|
|Praying together as a family.|
|Nothing is complete without worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ.|
|Our view of lake Kivu from our bungalow. This is where we had our first date, so it|
seemed only fitting that this is where we spent our first night as a married couple.
|We ate ALOT. like way lots on our honeymoon.|
|It gets chilly in Africa too, esp by the water. Staying warm and snuggling by the fire.|
|When we left for the airport the next day, to go to Mombasa, the hotel staff|
threw flowers and mandazi wrapped in banana leafs at us.
|It took us way longer to get to the airport because of an African leader thing going on.|
But we were so happy to make it on time!! YAY!
|So we called the hotel, and had an appointment for the DR for him to get vaccinated on Monday, and we could fly on Tuesday. So we had a few extra days in Kigali to chill.|
|It felt a lot like work, calling Dr's, hotels, all that crazy stuff. So we decided to go bowling one night.|
Because we thought, hey we are suppose to do fun stuff on our honeymoon, not be calling Dr's and hunting
down vaccine stuff.
|We found a great little guest house, and felt right at home, eating good leafs and cooked banana's. :P|
No running water and a shared bathroom. We had to laugh.
|With the African leaders convention going on, and so many roads closed as African|
presidents were going down that road or another. We had to take some back roads to get things done.
|Then we found out we COULDNT fly to Mombasa. So we changed our flights, and hotel.|
Decided Kampala was a great place to go!
|I was so tired and exhausted at the airport, I decided to spill my coffee all over my pants.|
|As a resident, it is so nice not to have to pay for visa fee's to East African countries.|
I simply get this little "interstate pass" yay for residency!
|It was Thierry's first time flying, so he was studying the emergency instructions.|
Even if the slide looks fun, we didn't get a chance to try it out. We were OK with that.
|Goodbye Rwanda, hello Uganda!|
|We arrived at our resort!|
|We were really excited about the gym!!|
|Which is really good because we found places like KFC. And I haven't taken a break from ministry,|
or had fast food in a year. So we shared a chocolate sundae, and I delighted in the fried chicken.
|Seriously we marveled at the breakfasts!!|
|Our resort had HORSES y'all. Thierry always had Heath, and this day I had sweet gentle "Candle in the wind."|
|Chilling at the pool. My hubby is a hottie.|
Sorry girls, he is taken.
|Missionary or HillBilly, you decide.|
|We fell in LOVE with our horses.|
|Me and Candle.|
|We came back for our lesson. And they sent Candle out with someone else.|
So they gave me....
wait for it......
No seriously, they gave me the most stubborn horse in the place.
Whose name is sledge hammer.
|We both gained like 6 lbs on our honeymoon. We were constantly shocked and just said "How are we going to eat all this?!"|
|A crazy big breakfast AGAIN. Seriously, we just gawked at our food a lot.|
|Motto's (or Boda Boda's) Ugandan style.|
|A chocolate Frappe y'all. A CHOCOLATE FRAPPE!!! The entire trip|
was worth the chocolate Frappe.
|We got a chance to meet up with another CTEN missionary couple Lauren and Geof, who work with|
street boys in Kampala. It was a nice lunch, great conversation, and just tons of fun.
|Followed by passion fruit ice cream. This was THE BEST y'all.|
|Loved chatting and sharing with fellow amazing CTEN missionary Lauren.|
|Thierry and Geof.|
|We went to go see Finding Dory. We were really excited too for the theater.|
|I dont think we are in Rwanda anymore. . .|
In Rwanda, only two people per motto, and everyone has to have a helmet.
And they are tight on security to make sure it is that way.
In Uganda, we learned when it comes to motto's. Most anything goes.
|Our last morning run with our horses Heath and Candle in the Wind.|
|At this point we were actually really homesick, and ready to get home to our kids.|
|You know your home in Rwanda, when your meal on the way home is goat meat and a potato.|
|The triplets in the program, older sibs, have become frequent visitors to our house.|
It felt so good to be home!