is staying with us.
Fernando is still in ICU, (Intensive care!) and Mariela has to stay with him.
Last night little Jeremiah was crying. :-(
I gave him a "Mommy hug," and prayed with him, and then Kimberly put on some Spanish children's Sunday school songs for him to listen to as he went to sleep.
I know he wishes with all his heart that Life could get back to normal and he could be with his parents again!
He's only seen his daddy one time, THROUGH A WINDOW, since his wreck. :-( (About 4 weeks ago now!)
PLEASE KEEP FERNANDO, MARIELA, AND LITTLE JEREMIAH IN YOUR PRAYERS! THANK YOU!!!!!
~This morning, Phillip took our boys to their classical guitar lessons.
So, Kimberly and Sarah took their school work, and then took Mary and Jeremiah to the park!~
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Part 2 of our Uruguay trip!
~I love lighthouses!
This is the neat old lighthouse in Colonia, Uruguay,
where we went for Sarah's graduation trip and to renew our Argentina visas.~
~We have never gone up into a lighthouse, so I wanted to do it in Uruguay.~
Once I started climbing up inside it, I COULD SEE WHY!!!
I was scared to death! :-)
So, we took turns.
Kimberly, Sarah, and I went up first, and here are Phillip, Noah, Elijah, Mary, and Abigail down below.~
Notice they aren't LEANING OVER THE FENCE. :-)
Kimberly said it was quite SPOOKY!~
~Elijah and Mary below.~
(And, yes, Mary was a PHOTO BOMB; we had no clue she was down there. Silly girl!) ~
We looked for a sign to tell us what it was, but there were no signs.~
The tiny one to your left has another lighthouse.
The one to your right (Gabriel island) is just a "National Park" now.
SARAH LOVES THESE ISLANDS and calls them hers!!
Since she has a dear friend named GABRIELA in Colombia, Sarah calls Gabriel island,
"Gabriela island!" :-) ~
Sarah is such a GREAT big sister to spend time with the younger ones.~
(Normally you can't see across, but it was a clear day and you are seeing just the TOPS of the towers. It is a one hour boat ride away!)~
Elijah with his ice cream.~
LITTLE TO NO SLEEP! :-(
I took these pictures of her with the FLASH at 5:00 A.M.!~
On our way to Board what normally is a BIG BOAT, We could see a SMALLER boat ROCKING back and forth in the water, next to the HUGE boat.
Kimberly and Phillip started joking about US GOING ON THE SMALL BOAT.
Kimberly said something like SHE HOPED we didn't go on that boat.
All of the sudden, I looked and realized that THE LINE WE WERE IN WASN'T GOING TO THE BIG BOAT, BUT WAS ENDING, AND WE WERE GETTING ON THE SMALLER BOAT!!! UGH! :-(
There was MUCH PRAYING going on, as we ROCKED BACK AND FORTH FOR AN HOUR, AND THE WAVES WENT UP ON THE WINDOWS.
One of our kids' turned GREEN...and some of the rest of us were feeling quite ICKY ourselves.
Thank GOD none of us lost our lunch, and
we were VERY GRATEFUL TO AGAIN PLACE OUR FEET ON FIRM GROUND! :-)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!
~Mary, Phillip, and A VERY SILLY ABIGAIL on the boat.~
That gave us time to eat a snack, unpack, and even do a load of laundry.
Look at the beautiful Wisteria that had grown on the vines, and met our eyes when we looked in our back yard!~
These are Loquats also called Chinese Plums .~
~It's technically SPRING here now,
but it's still chilly, rainy, and windy,
so we're still enjoying our hot teas!~
I'm a SOUTHERN GAL, and SUGAR just goes with tea,
LIKE PHILLIP GOES WITH ME!! :-)
But, Partly due to our Chinese friends' influence (they always drink their Green tea with NO SUGAR)
and partly due to my having gestational diabetes with our last 3 babies,
I decided that I don't need to have sugar in my hot tea.
Some bodies just have more of a tendency toward diabetes, and my nurses warned me that with my having gestational diabetes 3 times, I could get diabetes one day! :-(
So, I still rarely eat pastas, potatoes, or rice, for I don't need the extra carbs.
If I can BE CAREFUL WITH MY DIET AND EXERCISE,
I should be able to ward off getting diabetes (at least for as long possible! :-)
~A cup of hot tea...Pure yumminess!~
Jesus gave us a nice time in Uruguay!!!
Fun Memories, while we tried to touch some lives (our kids' included) for Jesus!