Monday, July 10, 2017

Getting Settled In

Most of the first week of being back in the States was spent getting settled in and visiting with family.  So far it has been a smooth transition.  We have a great place to stay thanks to the Lincoln Baptist Association and a nice vehicle to drive thanks to the Macadonia Call Foundation.  Our families are spoiling us greatly and making our readjustment so much easier.  It is good to be back home and in the company of those we love.

Here are some random photos I have taken over the past week. I'll start with some photos of family. 

the boys with Aunt Robin and Larsen

the boys with Maw Maw Farmer

the boys with Memaw  Linda

me and the boys with Mimi Margaret

the boys with Mimi

supper at Cracker Barrel with Mimi

supper at Waffle House with Mimi

lunch with Pawpaw Paul

Our family ready for our first Sunday service in the States.  We went to First Baptist Summit, MS with David's dad.

we enjoyed church and lunch with Pawpaw Harold

the boys with Pawpaw Harold

The boys have especially been getting spoiled with lots of fun toys, clothes, and games from family. 

opening gifts at Memaws

My mom has been collecting change for the boys over the past year.  We took the bucket to the local Wal-Mart and cashed it in at a coinstar machine.  They then got to go shopping for something new and will keep the rest for spending money during our upcoming travels. 

Here they are dropping the coins into the machine.  They thought it was a lot of fun!

I ordered our homeschool resources the week before we left Guatemala so they would be delivered our first week home.  We have had almost daily deliveries and it has excited the boys for the truck to pull up and drop off boxes.  It has made me very excited about the upcoming school year.  I will continue to homeschool while we are here (many people have asked me that question).

getting ready for kindergarten and 2nd grade

We have spent a few days swimming at Memaw's pool.  It has been fun for the boys and we look forward to more swim days in the weeks ahead.

They enjoyed getting to go into the Post Office on a recent afternoon and look around while we dropped off some mail.

Speaking of mail, we have enjoyed reading through many cards and letters from churches around the U.S.  Back in the Spring we were featured in several Baptist publications and many churches sent us mail to let us know they were praying for us.  It was all sent to our stateside address and we were looking forward to reading it.  Many churches in Mississippi also send the boys birthday cards every year.  They also got to read through all of the cards they received.  It was fun and encouraging at the same time.

We had the Johnson family over one night to visit.  We ate supper and enjoyed watching the kids play together.  Jackie and Nick were in our youth group back when we did student ministry.

our boys with the Johnson twins

I was so excited to get to go to Porches for lunch last week.  It is my favorite place to eat.

Mimi and the boys at Porches

having lunch with Pawpaw Paul at Porches

The boys took turns playing with my sunglasses while we waited on our food.  These days we'll do anything to keep them entertained at the table.  ha

When you throw in a few shopping trips and visits to Wal-Mart it makes for a full week.  My next post will cover the weekend and our first travel trip/ speaking engagement.  We sure are having ourselves a blast.

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