Tuesday, March 16, 2010
OK, so I know it has been FOREVER since I have posted but I have been pretty busy. How, do you ask have I been busy where there isn't even a Wal Mart?? Well I'm not too sure but I have been. Since my last post so many things have happened. for Valentines Day we went to the Royal Hotel for dessert because we cooked at home and listened to the band there. They were so good, it sparked an idea for a party and there is more to come on that subject. Dan got me some very pretty Flowers and let me order some new golf shoes for my present. The next week was like Christmas! We got all 19 items we shipped from Birmingham. I still have not unpacked it all, but we were SO excited. There was all kinds of food from Sam's, Wii accessories, books, games, more classroom stuff, house decor, a fry daddy, etc. Tilley was happy because the rest of her toys came and new treats. We also tried Ethiopian food for the first time and it was SO good!That weekend in honor of the new fry daddy, we fried anything we could think of. We started out with cheese sticks, after that we fried some pickles, third for the main course we had fresh fish (we paid WAY too much for it! We paid $3.00 a fish and then were informed by Jones the driver that they sell 2 of the fish for 50 Liberian Dollars which is less than 1 U.S Dollar. Sorry Mr. Fish man you will not get anymore of our business) fresh shrimp, and hush puppies. Dan, Alan and I had a great meal and all ate WAY too much but it was so worth it. The next weekend the Ricks girls came for a visit. Friday night was girls night. Cora, Ann Elizabeth, Holly, Tiffany, and I went to sushi at the Royal (the best in Liberia) and then went to a party where we were joined by Mounia. The next morning came too early and Mounia and I went for our golf lesson. After Mounia and I went for our golf lesson we picked up the Ricks girls, ate lunch with the boys then went to play Guitar Hero at Mounia's house. That night we cooked out and had some yummy hamburgers. During that week I took my class on a field trip to the Coke bottling factory and to the Royal for lunch. It was a very neat trip and all of my kids had a great time. They enjoyed seeing how how their favorite beverages are bottled. Now for the party! We through a huge party for the employees at Dan's company. Being the party planner that I love to be I was SO in my element. We had a band and tons of food and of course ice cream for dessert! We danced all night and even though it was so flippin' hot. It did end up being a party for Dan's company but it did start out as a birthday party for Alan and me and because of this my great husband got up on stage and sang happy birthday to me. He is the best and I love him so much even though he moved me to Africa :) This past Friday since it was the Friday before Spring Break we took the whole school to Kenedja Resort to swim for the day. They all loved it and had a great time playing in the pool. That is all for now will try to blog about Italy when we get back!