July 30th is our anniversary, and this year we're celebrating 11 years of marital bliss! I mentioned this to a friend, and she kindly offered to keep our girls for a few days. I think I might have shed some tears at the offer. I really miss having family near-by to help us raise these girls. But I'm so thankful God has provided people like Elise who are willing to step in and act like family. Thanks, Elise! You earned an extra jewel in your crown.
Since our girls were in good hands over the weekend, Terrill & I trekked out to a place called Kibale Forest. It was located in west Uganda, about an eight hour drive from our Kampala home. One of the most special moments of the entire trip was when we drove on this canopied road on the way to our lodging. Seeds were falling from the treetops and looked like little parachutes floating to the ground. It was magical, and reminded us of the canopied roads back home in Tallahassee.