Friday, July 30, 2010

Three Bears

Last Friday, we went camping with Erica's mom and sisters at Three Bear's Camp near Sussex, New Brunswick. We enjoyed a great few days as everyone came together. There was more sunshine than rain!
Erica putting our tent together with her big sister, Lana

Uncle Aaron with the kids

Erica with Mary by the campground pool
The girls lining up for the giant slip and
slide for Three Bear's "Christmas in July"
Kyle swimming with his baby brother, Tyler

The boys hanging out with Ava in the baby pool

Super Spies -- Mission Yellow Jackets
2 for the hornets (Tristan and Tyler down)
1 for the kids
The remains of the yellow chair...

Game Night -- Girl's Rule!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Myers Family

Andrew, Kelly, Lauren and Leah Myers

Ava getting down to 50's tunes on the Jute Box

Celebrating Kelly's birthday at JJ's Diner

Celebrating Leah's first birthday with her family in Sussex

We want to share a BIG THANK YOU Andrew and Kelly for the wonderful hospitality that you've shared with our family over the past few months. As our time in Canada comes to a close, we return to Kenya with many great memories of our family and friends. Asante Sana!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010


As we prepare for our return to Kenya, we stopped for a brief interview with our friend Andrew Myers, communication manager for the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, to discuss our experiences on home assignment and changing roles within Canadian Baptist Ministries. We want to share our appreciation to Andrew for allowing us to share this here on our blog.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First PodCast "Daddy and Tristan"

We are testing out some new podcast options for the blog and thought some of the Lost fans out there might enjoy this ten minute debate between Aaron and Tristan on the question "Who was the best character on the TV series Lost?"

Hope to have more Podcasts in the future with interviews in Africa.

Let us know what you think.

Fly Fishing with Grampy

One of our highlights of our time on the Island was a fly fishing trip with Grampy on the Morrell River. We went to some of his favourite fishing holes near Indian Bridge. No Salmon caught this day, but we still had a great time as Grampy showed Tristan the ropes.
Tristan on his own...
ten o'clock ... two o'clock

A beautiful day

Islander Days

Visiting with Grampy and Grammie at their home in Brackley

The GREAT Oreo cookie and Pudding Race -- Re-match!

The Winners!
... well everyone is a winner when it
comes to cookies and pudding
The girls by the pool
Ava and Grampy in their backyard pool

Our little dare devil

Auntie Autumn with Ava at Basin Head
Tristan and Emma ready to take the plunge at the Basin Head bridge
Family Picnic at the Tremere home in North Wiltshire

Water balloon Volleyball
Our girls like to preform
Autumn and Corey at the end of a great day

The Land of Anne

PEI is famous for its beautiful sand dune beaches and red cliffs, its rolling patch work of potato fields, and of course Anne of Green Gables, the fictional creation of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

What is a trip to the Island without paying homage to this local literary character! Even Regis and Kelly, who visited PEI during our first week of vacation for the morning show, got their red braids and straw hats on. We had fun at the Gate Way Village, near the Confederation Bridge, where we got "Anned"!

The prettiest little Anne

Matthew and Gilbert

Will the real Anne please stand up...
"Gee I'm glad I'm no else but me!"

TK, Emma and Mommy lining up for the Cyclone Roller Coaster
Daddy and Ava on the Sandspit "choo choo train"
"I'm a brave girl!"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Basin Head

Walking down to Basin Head Beach... so beautiful

While on the island, we had the pleasure of staying at Basin Head near Souris on the Eastern tip of Prince Edward Island. Two of the big highlights of Basin Head are the "Singing Sands" that squeak when you walk on the beach, and the bridge over the channel that is a draw for jumping.

Daddy and the kids building a giant sandcastle at low tide
Oops.... Where did Ava go?

The girls testing the water

Erica and Amanda

Visiting with Aaron's sister Effie Amanda, Justin and their beautiful children at Basin Head beach.
We want to share a BIG THANK YOU to the Ching family for the wonderful gift of being able to stay at their cottage. If you are ever looking for a great getaway on PEI, we can't recommend enough the "Holiday Haven" Cottage at Basin Head -- Wow!

Home Assignment 2010

Over the first weekend of July, we completed our home assignment tour with some wonderful gatherings in Bath, Jacksonville and Sussex Corner. We are so thankful to all of our friends who made this time of visiting and speaking about the ministry of Canadian Baptist Ministries in Africa so great!

Tristan helping with our CBM presentation at Bath Baptist Church, NB

On our last Sunday evening of deputation, we enjoyed a great time with friends from the Midland Baptist Church at the home of our friends Andrew and Kelly Myers

Erica, Suzanne Burley, Kelly Myers and Melanie Waddell

Aaron with Andrew Myers and Michael
Waddell at a great barbecue in Sussex Corner, NB
Visiting with our friends Bill, Ruth and Barbara
Sherwood from the Midland Baptist Church
Ava taking part in the worship time at Jacksonville Baptist Church
Our family with the Wellwoods during the church reception

Visiting with friends at Jacksonville Baptist