Well, in addition to the Monterroso Family that stayed with us this summer, we had more guests come to visit last week: The Maceda Family – the Peruvian pastor and his family who we met more than eight years ago in Japan. They founded the Peruvian church over there, which Fabio and I took over the leadership of after they had to leave Japan. So, we go way back and they have a very special place in our hearts. They currently live in Milwaukee where they pastor a hispanic church there.
At the forest preserve for lunch. They came with their three daughters: Cathy, Gizeth and Genesis, as well as Gizeth’s husband Andrew, and they also have a brand new baby, Priscilla who we got to meet for the first time. A darling!
Ana, Genesis and Israel.
Baby Priscilla was fussing and didn’t want to calm down, so I did the only thing I know how to do: I got my sling out and put her in it! Everyone was amazed when she fell asleep in about ten seconds and stayed that way for over an hour. 🙂
When my own little one wanted to nurse, I didn’t want to disturb sleeping beauty in the sling, so I decided to juggle them both. 🙂 Neither of them minded a bit!
In fact, Gizeth and Andrew were so excited about the sling that they borrowed it the rest of that day and enjoyed a calm sweet sleeping baby the whole trip. Before they left, I gave it to them. Maybe that will give me incentive to make myself another one like I’ve been meaning to for ages now!
Pastor & Dominique
Cathy with my darlings
I took them over to the church and introduced them to our (associate) pastor, Todd.
Last Friday was hectic, to say the least! Besides the SEVENTEEN people staying in our house, a whole lot of people were in and out to tell the Monterroso family goodbye, as it was their last day in the States as well. Here is a picture of a few of the folks.
And Dominique enjoying baby Priscilla
Genesis playing Hi HO Cherry-O with the kids
Many years ago in Japan, when Genesis was quite a bit younger, I always used to carry her around on my back! So, we had to take a pic this way for old times’ sake.
And Joshua’s turn to give the sweet little baby a little lovin’. 🙂
Well, as of last Saturday, we do not have overnight guests in our home, but I can’t say as though we have slowed down too much! I hosted a surprise baby shower here on Tuesday, had our group as usual last night, and I am getting ready to start school for real with Joshua next week. So, I have been trying to organize, clean, etc. and maybe one day we will rest. But not today! I still have a lot to post of all the fun stuff we did all summer though, so hopefully I will get around to that. It was definitely a fun-filled summer and we thoroughly enjoyed it ~ but it flew by like a whirlwind! And now I can already smell fall in the air……