Well, I have been trying unsuccessfully for the past two days to upload more pictures, so I decided to go ahead and post these two. I guess they were the only ones that wanted to be seen for now. 🙂 I will try to post more later.
Anyway, we have arrived safely and we had a very good trip. This is me in Mexico at 33.5 weeks pregnant. I did get some looks on the way home in the airport, pushing a stroller with one hand and a suitcase with the other, with a 2yo and 4yo in tow and my big belly ~ looks that said, “What do you think you are doing??”, but all went well.
This is Dominique and Joshua in the backyard of the place we stayed. I just loved this big cactus! There were quite a few fruit trees in the yard and Joshua is struggling here with a large bag full of oranges and lemons and limes that he had just gotten off the trees. Dominique is holding an avocado that had fallen off of the tree.
We all enjoyed the warm weather and the experience of a different culture. Joshua’s Spanish improved considerably, and the nice thing about being his age (and his personality) is that he was not afraid to use what he had to communicate!
We went down there with my friend Esperanza, and we got to meet her family and stayed with them for one night. She is still there for another week. But, the obvious highlight of the trip is the time I was able to spend with my dad. It really was a blessing.
A big thank you for all who prayed for us while we were gone. I felt the favor of the Lord upon the trip, and His protection and goodness was evident in each step along the way. He is just so amazing!!