Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Wrights Visit Nashville

Our (very small) Kyrgyz community had the blessing of having John, Julie, Bekah and Emma Wright to visit this week to share stories of life in Kyrgyzstan as well as their work there. It was such a blessing to get to see them as we had not seen them since our first trip to Kyrgyzstan in June 2008.

We met at the Howell's church for dinner and play time for the kiddos and the Wright's presentation. There were four sweet kiddos present from Kyrgyzstan, two sweet kiddos from China and one sweet kiddo from Russia. It was such a fun night.

We were so happy to have Allison, Hotdog and Pudding to come visit and spend the night too. Ellie can never get enough of her two friends!

The next morning we had a nice brunch at Cracker Barrel and then got to visit a little more with the Wrights at the Howell's home.

STAY TUNED for a new cool venture I've agreed to help the Wrights with that include two of my favorite things: shopping and Kyrgyzstan!!

In the meantime, here are some GREAT, FUN photos of our adventures!

Kat was the "opening act":

Followed by John:

John & Julie sharing information:

Julie brought some COOL hats that the kiddos had a great time trying on:

We had the GREAT idea of taking photos of the kids with the Wrights. It was a combination of trying to herd cats and nail Jello to the wall -- unsuccessful in all areas!

This was my favorite photo of the night!

Although I'm really fond of this one too!

Josh had more fun than should have been allowed!

But it seems like Allison and group were having the most laughs!

We have decided to take lots of pictures of Ellie and Pudding together because then when they grow up and get married we will have plenty of pictures to put up at the reception. I have never seen two kids more alike in so many ways. It's frightning!

After we got home, Ellie REALLY wanted to play dress up, but it had to wait until the next morning:

Hotdog and Ellie in their "reverse" matching outfits.

This is Ellie "hugging" Hotdog. HA!

We tried REALLY hard to get a photo of the three of them -- this is the best I came up with. BOY three two-year-olds are hard to get a photo of!

They were all rewarded for their hard work by getting suckers!


Kimberly said...

Love the photos of the Kyrgyz cuties! Sounds like it was a wonderful few (or maybe couple?) of days!

Hilary Marquis said...

Nail Jello to the wall?! I love that, I'm going to have to steal it! Looks like you all had a wonderful time, wish we could've been there too :)