Sorry all for my lack of postings. Here is a brief update on what has been going on recently:
ENJOY and feel free to comment! Thanks to those who have!
I have learned from the past weekends that Birthday parties in Kenya are how we should celebrate them at home. Basically they are all day events, they have bouncy castles or blow up slides for the children to play on while the parents and older youth eat and chat. The two I have been to so far have been so fun and I have eaten so much I can hardly walk out the door. The food is amazing! I promise I will come home knowing how to make chapati, ugali and all sorts of Kenyan delicacies so I can share them with you.
This past weekend I got to run the Nairobi Standard Charter Half Marathon with my host dad. It was an amazing experience. Being a runner, it's one of the great races the world has to offer. There were thousands of runners. My favorite part and my inspiration throughout the race was seeing the Kenyan Olympians running (passing) all of the 'average Joe' runners like myself. It was so great to see that many people running for a cause. My host dad gets enjoyment when he tells his friends that I am his first born child. I am also in the process of being adopted by another family two. I think I have like four Kenyan mothers now. Everyone is so welcoming here!
I am starting to get into a routine at work I have posted pictures on the OAIC website (oaic.org) if you would like to check them out. I will soon be writing stories to come, which are going to be more formal than this blog. We have other projects we are working on like a peace bench for Nairobi area to help promote peace especially approaching election time.