Monday, April 26, 2010


It's been a while again. We're enjoying being home, but I have to say that I miss Uruguay too. DH hasn't really heard about his commission; it takes a while they say. He's busy looking for a job, not an easy thing these days. God has provided us with a nice minivan and DS1 has a job already. DD1 wants to get her driver's permit soon. The Lord has provided for the kids to attend the Christian school here, for which we are very thankful! My parents leave the day after tomorrow for their next mission field, but I sure will miss them! My husband starts classes on May 17; I'm sure he's looking forward to it. I need to start back to school (to finish this school year) on Wednesday~yikes!

Friday, April 16, 2010

and...Time to say Hello!

It was a long trip. But God brought us safely to our country again. Our trip started out a week ago when we left Salto, Uruguay. That was a sad day, when we said good-bye to so many dear friends. Then, we spent happy days with friends in Montevideo. We love the Parnells! God, bless them always... Then, on Tuesday afternoon we headed to the aeropuerto de Carrasco to check in our, ahem, 28 checked bags. We didn't get too many weird looks, but I did see a girl behind us counting them :). We had no problems checking in. At around 9, we got onto the plane. and sat. and sat some more. worked several sudoku puzzles. We taxied. Then, the pilot told us there were technical difficulties, so we would not be leaving that night. Swell. We had to "re-enter" Uruguay, and get our 28 bags back. Fun, fun. We didn't want to have to transport all that luggage again, so a couple of our "peeps" stayed with the luggage all.night.long while the rest of us got to go to a hotel. The next day, all over again! But God really was in control of our trip! Pretty much the rest of the trip went off w/o a hitch! God allowed our family of 7 to travel STANDBY from Montevideo, Uruguay to...somewhere in the Midwest! It was nothing short of a miracle and I'm very thankful for my friend, C*, who made it humanly possible. Thank YOU, God! Here on this end, my parents and a friend were at the airport to receive us. I would say that I am definitely experiencing some "culture shock". I know, that's shocking for those of you who have never lived out of the US, but it is definitely so. For example, everything is so neat and tidy. The stores are open 24/7. There is SO MUCH food! People are a*heavier :) We are looking forward to getting used to being home!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Time to Say Goodbye...

I haven't been on here to say all that has happened... We did move out of Salto and we are staying with friends in another Uruguayan city. Last night was the last night we slept in Uruguay :( Mostly, I feel sad to leave Uruguay right now. My heart is very heavy knowing that I will probably never see my friends here or Salto ever again. The night we left Salto was very sad, and my little Sophie just cried and cried. Saying goodbye is never easy, in spite of the fact that I've been doing it for years and years... I HATE CHANGE. But I know that change helps me grow. In some time, I will grow to love the new thing, but for today I'm JUST SAD. :(

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy Easter...a little late :)

Arrghhhh...I just lost my whole post! I hate re-posting when it takes me LONG enough to just post once... Happy Easter two days late! We had a nice Easter and it was my sweet oldest daughter's sixteenth birthday too! We've been busy, busy around here packing, getting all last minute things done. It is very annoying to find all those drawers with itty bitty things~to take or not to take? Anyway, about Easter... we had shishkabobs (sp?) and unfrosted chocolate cake per birthday girl's request. It was a nice day, on the which I, unfortunately, got sick... We have just two days left in this town that has been our home for the last almost-2 years...only 8 until we get back to our hometown! We are excited to go home, but a little sad to leave this behind. Nowhere is as tranquil and peaceful as Salto, Uruguay :) That's another thing on the list of things I'll miss. Well, I close now. Above is an Easter picture, taken by my genius, awesome photographer daughter!