Life in Nepal, November and December 2005
After monsoon rains end, there is a window of opportunity on clear days in October to January to see a gorgeous view of the Himalayan mountains from Kathmandu. From our front porch, we never grew tired of seeing views like this.
Praba, Tonya's language tutor has come 5 days a week to our home to teach. She is Hindu.
Kris' language helper, who is a believer from the "T" people group, came with his wife and son to our home the day after Christmas to celebrate with us. They are the first people we have met from the "T" peoples. It was a special pleasure to have them in our home.
We celebrated Christmas with a live Christmas tree. Pine trees are a rare find in Kathmandu, so we were very excited to find it! It will be our family tree and will grow with us as we live in Nepal.
Tonya invited some friends' homeschooled children to our home to bake Christmas cookies. It was a fun, but somewhat chaotic afternoon!
This is Josiah's nursery upon completion. The carpenter we used had never made a crib, rocking chair, or changing table (not shown) before, but we were very pleased with the results. His room will have a John Deere theme, appropriate for his family background!