We had traveled into Guatemala City on Thursday afternoon and stayed the night at our mission house. The boys have been sleeping much better lately (and by better I mean they have slept until at least 6:30 regularly). BUT, on Friday morning when we had no reason whatsoever to be up early, they were up at 5:10 a.m. and 5:40 a.m. It always makes for a long trip when we start off tired. We decided to put them a movie on to watch in the bed and it allowed us a few more minutes to just lay in bed but there was no hope of going back to sleep.
We had some running around to do in the Capital that morning which included picking up some curtains for our house. I now have curtains in every room and I am very happy about that.
We stopped along the way for lunch at a rustic little place called Rincon Suiza. We had a good meal and met a few others that were also headed to the conference.
our lunch stop on the way to Panajachel
David and Cruz waiting on our food
After checking into the conference hotel and unloading our bags the first thing we did was grab some coffee and head to the book fair. Each year everyone is asked to bring extra books and materials to give away to someone who might need or want them. We always look forward to picking up a few new things. I got the boys several kid books in English and David found lots of Spanish materials.
David with an armload of new books for us to enjoy.
Afterwards the kids enjoyed playing on the hotel playground until supper time.
This was the beautiful sunrise view we saw from our hotel room balcony on Saturday morning. Isn't it gorgeous!
All of our meals were served buffet style. Here we are eating breakfast on Saturday morning in the hotel dining room. Notice how apart from the waitstaff we are just about the only other ones in there. Yes, it was another early morning for us.
Cruz took this photo of me and David. It's rare for us to take a picture without the kids anymore.
Here's Cruz leaning over the balcony watching the boats cross the lake. He really enjoyed doing that.
We took this family photo down by the lake on Sunday morning before attending our last sessions.
and here's our family at Intermissions Conference 2013. This one was taken on my 41st birthday.
So what did our boys do while we were in worship services, breakout sessions, relaxing and such? They were in their own classes having themselves a blast. A volunteer team from Arizona comes down to work with their age group and had lots of fun things planned for them to do. Cruz could not wait for the drop-off time so he could go to "school". He loved it! Both of our boys did.
Ben with two of his "teachers"
Cruz with some of his "teachers"
These volunteers were so great with our boys, and it made our time there even more enjoyable knowing they were happy and having a great time. Cruz is already asking when we are going back.
We checked out and left after the Sunday sessions. It was a 6.5 hour drive back home for us. It was a long day on the road and we were all glad when we pulled in the driveway of our home.
We love the Intermissions Conference and already have it on our calendar to attend next year. I know it will be fun and we can't wait!