Monday, November 22, 2010

South of the Border

I'll bet you'll never believe where we are... south of the border! And when we do things, we go all the way. So, not only are we south of the border.... we are really south of the border - almost in Guatemala! It took us 30 hours by bus to get here.

So, why are we here? This is where hubby grew up as a second-generation missionary, and this is where some of his family still lives and works in the ministry. We came here for two weeks for David to speak at his mother's annual ladies' banquet and so that we could visit with his family that the kids and I have not seen for 6 years.

The kids have been loving playing with their cousins.... some of these cousins they have never met before! I watch them play and see a sense of belonging in them. We are not just guests in a home. We are with family. This is such a rare moment for us that we are soaking it all in.

I am taking oodles of pictures! However, since we left many of our things in our van at the border, I accidently left the cord that connects my camera to my laptop. So, pictures will come later...

The only thing I am really hoping and praying for is that little Micah James will not decide that he loves Mexico so much that he wants to become a Mexican! I am 30 weeks along with him and just trying to keep him put for now!


  1. I, for one, am SO glad you're here!!! :) I was *thrilled* to meet you at the banquet the other night. I wish we had more time!!! Someday. :)

  2. Jolene, I LOVE IT THAT YOU GET TO BE IN SAN CRISTOBAL! There is NO place like it. Enjoy the rest of your trip...have extra fun for me. That shouldn't be too hard for you, right? :) Love you lots, dearie :)

  3. Sounds wonderful!! We will be leaving for a short 4 month furlough in just 1 week and 6 days!! Looking so forward to being with family for Christmas! Thanks for all the culture tips! We are all soaking them in. My kids have enjoyed seeing them and "preparing". Tell everyone Hi! for us!
    Becky Kowach

  4. What a wonderful (but I'll bet tiring) trip for you! We were with my granddaughter yesterday (well, along with 18 other family members) which was her due date. No little grandson yet, so we're watching every move she makes. May the rest of your trip be blessed.

  5. I just found your blog and love it! I love reading and hearing missionary stories!

  6. You are probably having tons of fun with your family. SO glad you got to go down for a visit. You are really traveling the world on this furlough! Praying for you and your pregnancy...not too much longer. Looking forward to pictures. Love you all!


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