Odds and ends

Last Sunday I was at a party with all Congolese and since we live in an instagram world everyone takes lots of pictures. I was bemoaning the fact that no one smiles in pictures or if they do it is a small smile not an open mouthed grin I’ve come to expect in the US. And then I came across this article: Why Americans smile so much and it was so interesting!! I recommend checking it out. It’s always great to learn where our differences come from and why we might be weirding out the rest of the word with our toothy grins.

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the girl on my right is demonstrating a typical Congolese smile – I guilted the guys into American smiles

Also, as a bit of a cheat, instead of posting lots of pictures of the past few weeks I am just going to include a link to my friend’s blog because she just did a post of some of the most beautiful pictures of L’shi. Some are from one of our farms and a visit we did together so instead of posting duplicates I’ll just link to her blog instead. Enjoy!!

I want to just say another thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! It was an amazing weekend and I am so grateful for all the support from around the world! Y’all are the best!!

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2 thoughts on “Odds and ends

  1. Really enjoyed your visit to the zoo and the food prepared before you went. If you learn skills from your friends you can run a cooking class here in Wisconsin. You will have so many new skills to add to your bulging list!

    Thanks!

    Hugs,
    grandma liz

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