Monday, January 12, 2015

The Weekend

We made our regular Friday evening trip into town for supper.  This week we went a little early to go by our soon-to-be new house to see how much closer we were getting to being move in ready.  We were quite surprised to see that most everything we had asked the landlord to do was done except for one thing and there were workers present trying hard to get it completed.  We hope to begin moving by the end of the week. 

Here's Cruz in his soon to be new room.  The boys will still share a room after we move.  He was pretty excited to see it as you can see from him jumping up and down in the photo. ha.  You'll notice the color scheme on the back walls.  Every room in the house is painted like this.  Three out of the four walls are painted the darker yellow and one wall is painted a cream color.  I am not crazy at all about it but the landlord had just painted it before we decided to move in so we hate to repaint freshly (although not done well at all) painted walls.  Down the road we'll see about making changes.  Cruz has already asked if we'll paint his room blue.  I think one of the hardest things about deciding to move was leaving their cute Tonka bedroom that I just decorated.  I'm so sad about that!!!

Afterwards we headed to the mall food court for supper.  We all shared this yummy delicious banana split after our meal. 

On Saturday morning we made a visit to the village of Muyurco.  It was the first time for the boys and me to go.  David did not really give me many details about the trip there and he really held out on saying what a fun adventure it was (as you will see from the photos below).

the mountain road to the village of Muyurco
It's about a 40 minute car ride up the mountain and then a 15 minute hike to get to the house where we were going.
my little guys love riding in the mountains!
Once arriving in the village we had to drive down a creek to get to the spot where we needed to leave our vehicle.  We then exited the car and began our hike.  The trail we took had us cross back and forth over that creek three more times before arriving at the house.  The trail was mostly flat so the boys were both able to hike it all by themselves.  That was a blessing and will make it very easy for us to all be able to return again in the future.

David and the boys as we began our hike

I am pretty sure my boys thought this hike was the coolest thing they have done to date.  They loved it!  Cruz especially thought it was fun and asked if we could "come back here everyday".  The weather there was nice.  The breezes were blowing and the soothing sound of the water trickling down the creek made for a nice morning outing.

Ben was constantly looking back at me and saying "be careful mama", "don't fall mama", "are you okay mama?".  It was precious.  My boys are always making sure that I'm alright and it blesses my heart.

We had a great visit in the home and just felt very warm and welcomed.  Our kids played together like they had known each other for years.  I look forward to getting a chance to work in this village and meet other families that live there.
our boys making friends in the village of Muyurco

David and Ben on the hike back to the car

me and my sweet boys

We stopped on the way back down the mountain to take a family photo and to enjoy the beautiful views.

 That afternoon after naptime Cruz helped me bake some chocolate chip cookies. 

Once the cookies were cooled the boys enjoyed eating them from the comfort of their inflatable pool, ha.
We had BBQ chicken, fettuccine alfredo, and black beans for supper and then watched "All Dogs Go To Heaven" before calling it a night.
Sunday morning David led Bible study in the village of Nearar and then we spent the afternoon watching football. 
He let the boys help him wash our vehicle which was terribly dusty from traveling up and down the mountain roads lately.  It is definitely becoming dry season in our part of the country already.

That evening we made a visit to the Chinese restaurant for supper and finished watching the Colts vs. Broncos game on their television.  

Our family in Guatemala eating Chinese food while watching American football.  Not a bad way to end the weekend, huh. 

So there you have it- a small glimpse into the life of a normal missionary family.  It's a fun life and one that I have to stop regularly and thank God for allowing me to live.

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