Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Pick-Me-Up

Been back a week or so now and I've found myself looking back and back again at the photos I took and the photos my friends captured. So, just as my mom has hooked me on her Jamba Juice Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up craze, I have hooked her on my African children's faces Pick-Me-Up. I swear, just look at these faces and you'll feel a little happier~

Teshi Orphanage

Lynley loved these girls

The kids come out from every corner to find us.
Here is the little "bum" girl and the little girl with the flip flops and underwear

It's sad to see, but her stomach is distended because of poor nutrition.
But I do love the huge flip flops and backwards underwear,
not to mention the excellent color coordination!

I think this girls face is stunning

Ok, so William has glitter all over his face.
One of my classmates gave a lesson on germs, using glitter to
provide a visual example of how they spread and....glitter
is all over his face. Yum! Not sure how well that lesson 'took.'

Felix...see his name in chalk?!

This little girl hung around the Manya Krovo lessons, just watching, until her brother came to walk her home~

Lynley snapped this photo from behind of the girl holding my hand. Notice the little boys crack. haha!


  1. It is true. I do love their faces and could look into their eyes a hundred times. Love the photo of the young girl alone standing by the tree, and then the one of her with her brother walking away. Love the last photo of you in the back with that child who has their arms around your neck.
    "Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things,
    Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
    soaring fire that sways and sings,
    ~~Sara Teasdale It's in the eyes!

  2. Nice Anne Marie. I also needed a little pick me up today. I sure do miss those kids, it's amazing to be back, but what an amazing adventure we had. I sometimes even miss the crazy reverand singing "FIRE FIRE FIRE" like we were all going to die any minute! When will you be back in provo?

  3. Those photos are priceless. The two girls who you said Lynley loved are incredibly beautiful.What an experience!

  4. Annie these as well as all of your pictures are amazing. It has been so much fun to follow your journey through Africa of your blog!