As you know our life is unpredictable, to say the least. So, since we don't know exactly when we will get our Colombian papers done, and begin sorting, selling, packing and moving to Argentina, I, the teacher, (Mommy) decided that we should start school a little early, to make up for the busy days in the near future when we can't do school.
So, TODAY, was our first day of school. =)
~Our breakfast table.~
~Our school centerpiece.~
~Sarah's place. They each got a choc. bar, and had a tiny cup of coffee. (Our kids are PURE Colombians...they've been raised having coffee in their sippy cups. =) ~
~The place cards of the school kids said, "Happy 2012-2013 school year, Kimberly/Sarah/Noah."
~Sarah requested Soppy choc. and biscuits. I served sausages on the side.~
~Our place cards said, "Principal Daddy, and Teacher Mommy." ~
~Us eating breakfast. Mary got hidden around the corner, and Elijah was still sleeping. ~
~Here's Mary enjoying her drink...out of a fancy little tea/coffee cup.~
~Our family, minus sleeping Elijah.~
~Mary with her sweet messy little face.~
~Elijah eating his breakfast alone =(...after he woke up. (He normally wakes up pretty early, but if he doesn't, then we let him sleep in, for sometimes when he sleeps a lot that means an asthma attack might be on the way.)
~Our 5 wonderful children...Kimberly is now in 9th grade, Sarah in 6th, and Noah in 3rd. Our kids met their "new principal and teacher" and really like them. Hee! Hee! ;-) ~
~We found a couple "Tom Sawyers" and snapped their picture. =) ~
~Kimberly, Sarah, Noah, Elijah, and Mary.~
~Mary cracked us up by sticking her hands on her hips for this pic. =) ~
~Mommy/Teacher and her 3 very Special students.~
~"Principal Daddy and his Noah and Elijah.~
~The youngest "student" in our schoolhouse.~
~After letting the kids play a little while at the park, we ate a yummy Colombian lunch.~
~Then got some ice cream to celebrate the first day of school...~
~Then bought some new school supplies for K, S, and Noah...and some new crayons for our 2 youngest who think that they need to be STUDYING like the rest. Then it was back home to finish up our 1st school day. =) ~
We are trusting Jesus to give us a good school year. Of course we want our children to succeed in school, and learn lots, but our MAIN GOAL for them is to DRAW closer to Jesus this year! =) ~
Dec. 18th, 2015 found us coming back to the U.S.A. from South America, but to continue working as full-time missionaries with our mission. With our Children's age, we have been planning for years to come back at this time. We remain under appointment with Global Holiness Mission to continue serving Colombia and Argentina. We will be making trips to teach, preach, and disciple the nationals on the fields. Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him!
~Baby Abigail's birthday cake~
~Give a Lady a Fun Pair of Shoes...and she'll be your Friend for Life!~
~My Fun Rainbow Cake!~
For Elijah and Mary's graduation using the colors of Crayons.
Super moist choc. cupcakes w/ mocha icing!~
Click on picture for recipe
~Our baby Abigail Elizabeth~
This is her hospital pic...less than 24 hours old.
You are welcome to take a peek into our exciting lives! We have served Jesus for nearly 8 years in Colombia and nearly 2 years in Argentina! Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him! We are a close family that loves to do things together. Those things include sharing God's love, going places together, baking and having company, singing, and thanking God for each moment! We are delighted with our 6 sweet children with which God has blessed us, and love being a "team" for Jesus! ~Heather~