Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adjusting to Home

I really didn't think that I would have that much jet lag, but it seems that I am much more tired than I was expecting. Jonathan is also, as he is laying on the floor, sound asleep at 1:30 in the afternoon. We got school work out today to start and we have gotten a bit done but I think we will be fully back into it all next week. It is an adjustment after the schedule we had in Mexico to come home and try to get back into our home schedule.

I put on a smile box photo slide show but I know that some of my family cannot access these well, so I will put some more pictures on here.

La Despedida (The Farewell)
On the last day, Sunday, the home puts on la despedida (the farewell) party for us. The kids made special cards for us to say thank you and many of them got up to say thank you for the things we did with them. It is a wonderful time and a sad time at the same time.
Jonathan is being tickled by one of the girls. It was pretty funny to watch them. This is a girl we sponsor and so it was like watching a little sister tickle her big brother.
Our family with our three sponsored children. It was so good to see them and to spend time with them this week. We will miss being their sponsors when we move there but we will be able to see them more often.
Here is a picture of all the kids with their memory books. They were so excited to get them and be able to take them back to their dorms.
Some of the older girls were already getting out their pages and writing more in them. It was awesome to watch them.

Now that we are back home, it is time to start sorting through our own things and getting rid of the things we don't need and won't use. It is a big job but we are looking forward to decluttering more in the process. Please keep us in your prayers as we finalize a lot of stuff for the move which should happen in six months.