THANK YOU TONS FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!!
While we were packing to leave Argentina...Phillip's debit/Visa card came up MISSING!
We SeArChEd HIGH and low...and COULD NOT find that card ANYWHERE!
Finally just before leaving the house in Argentina, Phillip called our bank and CANCELLED that card!
After a 45 minute drive to the airport...I asked Kimberly to look through Elijah's backpack, to make sure he didn't have any Kitchen knives, lighters, etc. (things that boys think are cool) in it. ;-)
GUESS WHAT SHE FOUND?!
Yep! you are right!
She found Phillip's debit card, which he had JUST CANCELLED... IN ELIJAH'S BACK PACK! =)
Gotta LOVE that "little Leader!"
We are excited to see how God will use his take-charge type personality!! =)
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Jesus gave us a safe and uneventful trip home from Argentina.
As you know we flew all night. I had asked Jesus to PLEASE help the plane to NOT be a full-flight, so that I could have 3 seats on which to to lay down.
Jesus did just that, and so I was able to stretch out for several hours. Praise the Lord! =) (Of course, one doesn't sleep very soundly on the airplane, but at least I could get off my feet and rest.)
I was also concerned since my "baby bump" is rather LARGE...that the airport authorities could question HOW FAR ALONG I WAS...and not let me fly. (I was 7 1/2 months along, but could appear to others to be further along.)
So, I tried to "hide baby" under a coat and scarf. ;-)
THANK THE LORD, no one even questioned me about my due date, and we arrived safely in the USA. =)
~Here we are standing in the check-in line in the airport in Argentina.
The lady was very kind and didn't charge us for our extra suitcase, and gave us seats together.~
Leo parked and helped us get everything into the airport.
Leo and our family!~
Our Dear mission director and wife, the Beckers, and Daddy and Moma, and my 3 nieces and nephew were are FUN Welcoming party! =) ~
After I got a L.O.N.G. nap, Laura served us a YUMMY supper.
Daddy bought a cake, and Phillip got some ice cream, and Kimberly made some choc. syrup to celebrate Laura!
Laura and her family were a HUGE blessing in getting our beds ready and cleaning off the 5-month layer of dust from our house, and putting some groceries in our kitchen!
We have NO CLUE what we'd do without them, and LOVE THEM TO PIECES!!!~
Natasha, Brittany, and Kimberly.~
Camping is one thing that we REALLY MISS when we are not in the States.
However, plans changed, and we couldn't go to TN this week.
So, we've just been at home trying to catch up on REST, finding the clothes our kids out-grew while we were gone and getting rid of them (or storing them for the next kid =), unpacking, and organizing.
This picture of Mary shows you how we all feel. Exhausted, but HAPPY to be home! :-) ~
Baby and I have an appointment with my midwife group next Tuesday. I'll update you after that appointment.~