A Day of Rest

I don’t really have anything earth-shattering (other than the 5.1 earthquake… but nothing shattered) to say, but we had a really nice, relaxing Sunday, and I want to write about it!

We made the kids “buttermilk” pancakes with homemade yogurt that went bad, got them up for a pancake breakfast and had our family Bible study.  As we were coming to a conclusion, a family from the next town over arrived on camp, and we remembered that we were invited to a picnic at the river.  Oops!  We’d also made plans to go to the pool as a family.  Well, river first, pool second!

Juanita, the woman who invited us to the river is a friend who teaches in a little elementary school we sometimes help.  She’s a wonderful teacher, and now we’re getting to know her whole extended family.  They’re a rather large bunch for Hondurans.  Today we talked birth-weight (their youngest just weighed in at over 9 pounds), and we learned that of our generation, the smallest of 13 siblings was over 10 pounds!  It was fun to be with a family of little cousins – like we used to be when our kids were being born – all hanging out together having a good time.  The Rosales family was also invited.  They live and work on camp and are Lisbeth’s family, so we had lunch with them, including Lisbeth.  That was a treat.

We got a new dog a few days ago.  Maggie, Rottweiler-lab mix, was an abused dog rescued from the street.  She came to live with us the other day when her family left Honduras permanently.  She’s a beautiful, docile, massive thing!  Our friends were terrified of her!  Juanita’s dad was attacked by a Rottweiler last year.  Oops.  This was a healing time for them as they saw Maggie begging for attention.  Such a lab!  For now, Maggie lives on our porch and we take her for walks to get to know the boundaries of camp.

 Around 2 we decided it was time to go to the pool.  We are friends with the hotel owner in the next town, and he has graciously allowed us to use the pool whenever we need to get away.  Today we went and basically pretended we didn’t speak Spanish so we could just enjoy a little family time.  When the men who were drinking nearby got a little loud, we thought we were going to have to leave, but our patience paid off, and they left first!  We were able to enjoy a quiet dinner by a pool the size of an average backyard pool in the US, and, yeah, we felt the 5.1 earthquake that shook Guatemala.  Since our table was a cross-section of a huge tree trunk on a stick – that tips quite readily – we decided to leave rather quickly.  Abigail got a few snapshots of a gorgeous sunset before we left.  On camp, the mountains hide the setting sun, so we rarely get to see a sunset.  Beautiful…

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On the way home, we stopped at the first ice cream shop in our area!  It opened last month, and we’d never been.  A cone costs about $1.05!  The whole family (minus Wes) ate for $6 … since some are growing teens and “needed” a double.

We got home to two dogs, electricity AND internet in the house, and … well, it’s just been a really good day!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lynea on April 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hi. I like your blog. I was wondering if I could get more information about what you do in Honduras. Do you have a farm? Ministry? I can’t quite piece it all together from reading older posts. My husband and I live in Panama currently and will be traveling up to Honduras and are looking for farming or other projects to help with. Thanks! Lynea Mitchell (lyneaj@gmail.com) (our blog: kyleandlynea.blogspot.com)

  2. Loved this post……….glad you had a good day!

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