Thursday, November 18, 2010

An Early Christmas at the White House

On Tuesday afternoon this big truck pulled up to our house.
It was loaded with all of our things we packed up back in March and shipped from the States. 
The memory of this day will always be one of my favorites.  It was a happy day for our family! 
It was not that we just had to have "stuff", but it was a little of home coming this way.  I can't explain what it has felt like to have things we had back home in our home here.  It gives me a lot of comfort and joy to see "my things".  My eyes have filled with tears several times since then as I look around at all of it.  My heart is happy!

There were five workers who came with it and they immediately began to unload everything.  They were HARD WORKERS. 
The truck would not fit in our gate so they had to park on the road and carry everything in.  I felt bad for them to have to carry it that far.  Poor guys!  Also, we had hoped that they would be able to pull in to shield a little of the "circus" it caused with the locals trying to see what was going on at "the white people's house".  I surely didn't want everyone to see all the stuff we had being unloaded. 
our storeroom before we filled it up

David and Cruz with the workers. 
They left Guatemala City at 3:00 a.m. to come this way.  They arrived around 1:30 p.m.  It was the first time they had been here (and most likely the farthest they'd been outside of the City).  They could not believe how far it was.  They knew the exact number of kilometers they had been and kept telling us over and over how far it was.  Also, they were dying in the heat.  The weather here is very different from Guatemala City.  They were soo hot.  We've been having some cooler days but that was the hotest day we've had so far since arriving.  We can only imagine the stories they will have to tell their families about there trip up here and all they had seen and experienced.   
The first thing we put together was Cruz's crib.  It's funny how your priorities change when you have a baby.  It really does become all about them.   
Next was our glider rocker.  I have been spending a lot of time there already. 
I'll try to post more soon.  We've been busy trying to sort through everything and decide the best way to begin unpacking.  We made a trip to Santa Elena yesterday to buy paint for our bedroom and the nursery and are trying to get them painted so we can move in to them.   Once that's finished we can begin unpacking the rest of the house.  It's slow going, but we've already accomplished A LOT since arriving on Nov. 1.
For now, I'll leave you with a photo of this throw pillow- it has always been one of my favorites   :-)


  1. I can just see you with your crocodile tears. I am happy for ya'll.

  2. Hi, I've been reading your blog for a few months now, but I think this is my first comment. My friend happened to find it and told me about it. She loves Guatemala and has been on a mission trip there before. So has my husband. We are from Kentucky, but now live in Arizona. I love following your blog and reading about your adventures, and especially seeing pictures of your sweet boy! I just added you to my blog roll, so I can check daily. I'm so happy to hear your have your "stuff" now! How exciting! Well, enjoy the unpacking as much as you can :)


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