Starting off 2015 with a great family road trip
along the floor of the Great Rift Valley
This past week was the end of our Christmas break with our children. It is the beginning of summer in Kenya, so it is bright and sunny. We travelled with our friend Kerry and her daughter Zuri to visit the New Life Children’s Home in Nakuru, and then went on a family getaway to the beautiful Mbweha Camp south of Lake Nakuru. We were the only guests, so we had the camp to ourselves. It was a wonderful time to relax, play games with our kids and reflect on a great year.
Aaron and Tristan relaxing at our cottage
at Mbweha Camp, Lake Nakuru
Boardgames in the shade!
This was a Christmas filled with new board games for us.
We learned how to play some fantastic new games including Love Letters, Stone Age, Flux, Bang and King of Tokyo. They are all fantastic games, but we would highly recommend Love Letters and King of Tokyo for any of our friends or family interested in a new board game.
Emma relaxing in the Rhino Cottage
Mbweha Camp had a great little swimming pool and big campfire area that we enjoyed during our two-night getaway. We also saw lots of wildlife including zebra, impala, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, and baboons.
Candle lit dinners at the camp
Little Zuri playing with Hermione over the Christmas break
Earlier in the holiday, we had great times connecting with friends and ringing in the New Year. On Christmas Day Kerry and Zuri celebrated with us and we shared a beautiful turkey dinner.
Christmas Eve worship with the Morgan family
We also had some great times with Wayne and Maureen Morgan who had all three of their sons home for Christmas. We had a lot of fun playing "ghost in the graveyard" at night, campfires and family worship times together.
Christmas Eve at the Kenny’s
We are so thankful for all of the Christmas cards, messages, and calls from our Canadian family and friends. We are so thankful for the many blessings of this past year and are looking forward to many adventures ahead!
Mel, Erica and Kerry in the 2014 Rosslyn Christmas Project shirts