This year's trip did not start out as I had planned. Our normal 3.5 hour trip turned into an 8 hour fiasco. Along the way we encountered three separate accidents and an 18 wheeler broke down in our lane. I thought we would never get there and we were all very irritated by the time we did.
In spite of being completely stressed out and aggravated we grabbed a quick cup of coffee at our mission house, caught our breath, and headed out again to visit the Miraflores Mall- a Christmas tradition for us.
we began with supper at Chili's
me and my precious boys at Chili's in Guatemala City
We didn't watch the movie but we couldn't resist a photo outside the mall theater.
Another tradition is for the boys to ride the mall carousel.
having fun in Guatemala City
a photo before bedtime of my little elves
Sunday morning began with a box of these Christmas Dunkin Donuts- another tradition.
they loved them!
my guys at Union Church in Guatemala City
The sanctuary was beautifully decorated for Christmas.
I have never seen so many wrecks in my life! Thankfully we were not involved in any of them.
I was glad to get back home. We had a wonderful time in the City but I can honestly say that I am in no hurry to go there again any time soon. I am looking forward to a little peace and quiet over the next few days as we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus and make a few new Christmas memories at home. It's our first Christmas in this house and I am very excited about it.