Saturday, January 28, 2012


Last month we had some family pictures taken.  I shared them on Facebook, but hadn't put them all up here yet.  Our missionary friend, Omar, took them, and of course we were pleased with the results!

Bethany-age 4
Allie-age 6
Judah-age 2

Monday, January 16, 2012

Missionary Monday--Worms

Real life missions...

Do you want to a deep, dark secret about the Lockhart household? 

I'm only telling you this because I know you'll understand that things are different where we live in Brazil and be sympathetic... remember it's not America.  


We have Worms  *just pretend I whispered that*

I know, I know it's embarrassing, but I read on the internet that one in four kids in the whole world have worms.  That's a lot!  So we're not so uncommon, right.

Don't ask me how I found out.  You don't want to know.  I'm not certain that *I* have them, but everyone else does.  I'd rather not know if I do or not.

We're all taking some medicine to get rid of them, and we only have five more days left.  We are also working on extreme sanitation in the Lockhart household.

1.  Never put your fingers in your mouth.
2.  ...or your nose.
3.  Hand washing at EVERY opportunity.
4.  Always wear shoes outside. (I wear flip flops from the time I get out of bed in the morning until I go to bed at night.  I just can't get the floors quite clean enough!)
5.  ...and you can just imagine the other rules (not quite appropriate for this blog ) we have had to lay down with our semi-brazilian two year old, four year old, and six year old...

How did we get them?

That's tough to tell.  Since they are probably so rampant amongst children they could have simply come from shaking a little girl or boys hand and not washing our hands right away.  It also could have come from something we ate that was contaminated... you never know.

The pharmacist labeled it as a vicious cycle.  You can get rid of the worms, but the eggs are more difficult to get rid of.  You must keep everything clean, keep hands washed after using the bathroom, etc. in order to keep the cycle from continuing and keep those eggs from getting in places they do not belong.

If you are just curious you can Google "pinworms" and find out more than you probably wanted to know.  

So I know it's been a long time since I've blogged, and I'll try to catch everyone up more on Lockhart news soon!

(The original idea for Missionary Monday {along with the cute button} came from this blog which I enjoy reading and recommend.)