We have been learning some in our History class about Presidents. We have studied about George Washington and John and Abigail Adams. We also learned a little about Washington D.C. and the White House. I was excited for the boys to get to watch the Inauguration ceremony to learn a little more about the United States. We planned our school day around us getting to watch all of the activities. I started our morning with a patriotic themed breakfast. I unpacked some of my 4th of July decorations and gave our house an American theme for the day. One thing living outside of the States has taught me is a greater love and respect for our home country.
breakfast on Inauguration Day
They especially loved this flag fruit platter.
Our dessert for the day was these flag themed cupcakes.
On Saturday morning we took the boys to see a movie at the theater in our town. Moana was showing and we all enjoyed it.
popcorn and a movie on Saturday morning
David taught in Nearar on Sunday morning and then that evening our first team of the year arrived. It was a team from our partner church First Baptist in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Our family with the team after having supper and devotion at our house on their first night here.
Later this week I will blog separately about our wonderful time with the team. They returned home to the States this past Saturday. We then spent some time in Guatemala City running errands, buying supplies, and having a little fun with the boys.
playing at a McDonald's playland in Guatemala City
We took them to get much needed haircuts. We always get their hair cut at Klippers inside Eskala Mall.
my two boys looking much better with new haircuts
riding the train at the mall in Guatemala City
The four of us ready to race!
me and my sweet little Ben
On Sunday morning we visited Union Church in Guatemala City. It is always a treat to get to attend their English speaking worship service. We only get to go a few times a year but sure enjoy it when we do.
For those of you familiar with our mission house in Guatemala City I have included this next picture for you. The tile flooring in the living room, kitchen, and meeting area was recently updated. The sofas have all been recovered as well. It looks really nice! The mission office has also been moved to there.
the Arkansas Mission House in Guatemala City
We had an early appointment at the U.S. Embassy on Monday morning to apply for Ben's new passport. It actually went a lot smoother than expected. No one likes visiting the Embassy here. It can be a headache!