"We are hard pressed on everyside, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Family Christmas!

Jared's family came down to visit from Dec 18-27th, and we PACKED their time full of fun stuff! Ron, Bonnie, Todd, Mandi, Kari and Jon were all able to make it, and we had so much fun showing them around the Lake, and doing a few other day trips as well. We spent time in Antigua and visited a coffee farm/museum there, visited Chichicastenango during a festival to the guy who brought Fireworks to the region,(a LOUD experience!), went to the zip-line in Santa Clara (same one we went to before, and this time the view was AMAZING!), spent a tiring day in Xocomil- ranked the #1 waterpark in the world in 2001, toured Santiago, ate a lot of meals Traci prepared, and played a lot of games. When they left the house seemed eerily quiet. Our jobs are on break for the holidays, and there aren't any hospital volunteers living in the house so we've been all alone in Las Milpas.
We are eagerly looking forward to the new year, and more projects coming up for both of us. Traci will be starting to help out at a traveling library for kids, doing story hours, and organization for the NGO that runs it. Jared's looking forward to helping ANADESA with more marketing, water filter distribution, and some environmental projects. We hope you all are enjoying this holiday season with your families as well!

Jared and Traci

1 comment:

Jul Hoober said...

I am so thrilled that your family came to visit for Christmas 2008. That is so wonderful. We had a great time with Jon & Kari, Todd & Mandi and the kids yesterday at Gma's. We are so excited to see you beginning of March. Can't wait.
I love the picture on your blog. Thanks for keeping us informed in this way.
We sure missed you on Christmas day
love, aunt jul