Sunday, August 26, 2007

As many of you know we sent our little man back to Estados Unidos, to stay with and be spoiled by our family in Toledo. He is safe and really enjoying his time. We skype 2-3 times each day. Gavin is also getting to spend a lot more time with his daddy then he would have if he was still here in Guate.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I just wanted to post a quick post and say that I am tired, I am sick and I am sad..but I am still thankful for so many blessings.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The idea that we are living in the third world is not enough on top of it we have active volcanoes, and scorpions in our house. Fuego was active while Mike was here and it was quite amazing. Most nights Gavin shouts at the volcano, Wake Up volcano, Wake Up!" I of course hope the complete opposite. The Tailess Whip scorpion was absoulutely the worst thing the leg span was about 5.5 inches and the pinchers were scary. Luckily we had dinner guests over which sounds weird but my friends husband, who in actuality is acranaphobic helped get it from under our table. I did not sleep well that night as one can guess. Luckily we discovered they are nonvenoumus and we are a safe distance from Fuego!

Family of Four! Notice the RED, WHITE, and BLUE! Someday we will be bound for the Estados Unidos (United States) it is amazing but a reality that I try daily to accept that we still do not know when we can come home. Things that are wonderful though are the amazing new friends we are making that are all stuck in the same place. God is blessing us with health, safety and Gavin and Nadia are truly bonding in great ways. God is also providing the gift of family knowing that Mike will be here in two weeks hurry up time! Then his sister, then my Aunt Deb will be able to stay for almost what we think will be the remainder of the time is so wonderful and provides a peae of mind.
Just being cute kids.

Sorry I cannot figure out how to rotate the images..but Gavin was so fun lining up the shoes we absolutley loved it!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cute baby tights!
So, Nadia now eats real food...she is amazing she eats solids from an actual plate..just kidding her rana (spider walker) allows her access to many things such as plates of food.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

There is nothing more to say besides she is so beautiful! Que Linda y muy bonita. She is also sitting up on her own and now sleeping all night. She likes a "Patcha" Guate slang for a bottle at 5:00 A.M.

Gavin is just having a hoot here, he is entertaining himself and so many others here at Santa Rosa. He is so into throwing, jumping, shoving, kicking and exploring anything and everything. One thing he is still enjoying is hunting for make believe tigers on the grounds. His make believe play is really starting to develop and it is wonderful to watch him develop new games and imagintive play.

A future internet addict in the making. Gavin loves using his borrowed computer. Thanks Emily and KK.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It was nice to have a taste of what it is like to be a family of four. It will be so nice to finally be all together back home in Indiana someday. This journey continues to test our faith moment by moment and each day is one day closer to us being together.

This is Nanna's and Nadia's most favorite activities. Talking to the baby in the mirror. Is this a proud Papa or what! Nadia thinks he is the greatest too.

So this is one of my favorites of the 500 or so images we took this past week! I love you babe and I miss you. Thanks for being such a great Daddy and thanks for all your support.

Having Mike's mom here has been nothing short of a miracle from above! She is so helpful and ready for any challenge like the Bodegona...which is our grocery store of sorts kind of like a miny target but please don't imagine the one on 116th street. Think of things like chocolate sauce near light bulbs and really really weird lunch meat. We are starting to get the hang of cooking here but not exactly. It's really better to buy certain things at certain places. Like bread from a bakery, and meat from a butcher shop kind of thing.

Sorry, for the blog silence I will have a bit more free time to catch up. It was great to be a family of four for one week but it simply went too quickly. I will have many photos to share and entries to add so stay posted. Mike left early this morning but knowing he will return in 3 weeks is such a blessing. I wish I had more information to share about our process or when we may be returning home but unfortunately we are weeks away from that journey.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Parades, Parades, Antigua usually has a parade every weekend celebrating something and a little bit of everything..if you wait long enough on arch street you will see one. It is a really fun and exciting to see culture everywhere here.
Nadia's first haircut!...She did not seem to mind at all and it was nice to even out her really long growing hair in the back.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Thanks again Nana and Papa especially Nana for staying soooo long to help us. Your patience and support for our entire family have been amazing and a gift from above.