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First day of school…and I don’t have to be there!

Last year I took a job teaching 2nd and 3rd grade at the American International School Niamey and it was quite the adventure.  This week school started again and I reveled in the fact that I didn’t have to be … Continue reading

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How Downton Abbey prepared me to live in Africa

If you know Team Osweiler, you know we are not fancy people.  We usually can take care of ourselves and don’t mind if a thing or two around the house is out of place.  However, we are also very obsessed … Continue reading

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Adventures in Ghana

When we moved to Niger I hadn’t decided wether or not I would get a job for the first few months.  After meeting people those first few days it was suggested that I visit the American School and see if … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Once again, we take a trip back in time… Before we moved to Niamey, I was informed that our Embassy had a softball team: The Niamey Sandy Sox.  I could hardly believe it.  It’s the middle of Africa, how in … Continue reading

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Our First Marine Ball

It happened back in November, but here are a few photos from our first Marine Ball.  The Marines at our embassy are a fantastic group of guys and gals!  The Detachment Commander is a great guy and his wife is … Continue reading

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Where has the time gone?

Yes friends, we are past our six month point.  And since we have now begun the season of Lent, perhaps rather than giving anything up this year, I will start to blog more.  I guess that means I will have … Continue reading

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Africa Update

I realize that it has already been two months since we moved to Africa and my blog posts have been few and far between.  I apologize and have some wonderful excuses…well, just one excuse: I got a job.  Yes, rather … Continue reading

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No photos, please

There is a John Mayer song I have always loved about putting the camera away and enjoying the world through your own two eyes. I have adopted this rule for our first few days in country. Perhaps it isn’t even … Continue reading

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Nous sommes arrivée

Change occurs everyday whether we are active or passive in it’s demise. Time, weather, underwear; change is inevitable. Big changes, however, are usually more noticeable. Stock market crash, conversion, international move; change is insane. We currently find ourselves in the … Continue reading

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Ah, family

As the day of departure approaches, I start to think about how much I’m going to miss my family.  Victor and I are very blessed to have amazing people in our lives who will admit in public to being related … Continue reading

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