Monday, July 13, 2009

My family arrived and Mel didn't.

My sister Jodi, her husband Amos, their daughter Karissa and my nephew Josh were all scheduled to arrive on Thursday, July 2nd, which was the day Honduras' deposed president, Mel, was planning to return. Well, my family decided to come a day early (yeah!) and then Mel never did come on Thursday. Although, he did try to come on Sunday, the 5th, but was not allowed to land and there was a confrontation between his supporters and the military at the airport. We had no problems picking up Jodi and her family and we were very happy to see them. They were also planning to return to PA on Friday, the 10th, (minus Josh who is staying until the 25th), but since the government had originally closed the airport from the 5th until the 10th and American Airlines had cancelled their flights, Jodi and family had to stay an extra day and leave Saturday. It was awesome to have them here and our kids loved playing with their cousin again. So many pictures, so little space... :)

Even though we aren't in the USA, we still needed to celebrate the 4th of July, right? And what is the 4th without hotdogs and hamburgers? :)

We finally had Zack's kindergarten graduation party and end of the school year program. Congratulations to Angelica, Ali and Zack!! And thank you Audrey for doing an awesome job.

Some of the invited guests...

Good job, Zack!

Now we're 5th and 6th graders!!

Josh had been planning to come to Honduras with Andrea's family and return with my sister's family, but had to change his plans when his appendix ruptured! Here's a pic of him celebrating by running around the house on the day he was allowed to return to "normal" activity. :)

And this is what happens when siblings and their cousin decide to see who can dress the weirdest...

Celebrating Lilian's 25th birthday! Angelica baked the cake, as usual... this time pineapple dump cake.

Movie night... watching The Gods Must Be Crazy downloaded from a free movie website on the internet. Of course that meant we all had to try and gather around the computer!

We appreciate all of your prayers as Honduras still faces an uncertain future. We thank God for his protection and peace. We pray that all leaders and people involved in negociations and decisions will be guided by God's Spirit. We pray that all people would choose a path of peace even if decisions are not made in their favor. We thank God that he is our refuge in times of trouble!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

ah yes... fun times with family! Leave it to boys to find creative ways to wear underware in their crazy dress... who knew?!
I'm keepin you & Honduras in my prayers! Peace!