Today is the Muslim Holy day of Idul Adha (there's different spellings, but this is the Indonesian way.) I took a vacation day so that I could observe and photograph the festivities in our town and neighborhoods. More on that in a later post...there's a lot of photos to go through first.
In the meantime, here's what we did for fun last Friday evening--light paintings! We all love packages, and our parents keep them coming on a regular basis. Thanks!!! So every few weeks or so we all gather around like it's Christmas and open up a package to see what types of surprises we'll find. Well, this time the kids all got some glow sticks, among other things. As they were twirling them around, I got the idea to take some time exposures and let them paint a picture in the dark bedroom with their glow stick(s). We had a blast. Here they are.
Tyler (a depiction of his personality and emotions???)
Tanner (a good example of how different Tanner and Tyler are)
Hudson (two big eyes)
Hannah (Micky Mouse)
Britton (a dinosaur head)
Joy (I think you can figure it out)
It was great fun, but I think next time we'll do it with fire! It just didn't seem dangerous enough. :)
In flight news: been flying with Chris, one of our former pilots that returned to the U.S. to get married and recently returned with his wife after being gone for 15 months. He'll be ready to fly solo again by the end of this week, but we'll have to wait for his license to be re-issued. On Monday I flew a bunch of national pastors from villages throughout the Apokayan over to Long Nawang for a national church conference. I also brought two medical patients back to Tarakan that same day for treatment. There's never a dull moment as a missionary pilot out here!