Friday, August 31, 2007
More Guests ~ The Maceda Family!
Well, in addition to the Monterroso Family that stayed with us this summer, we had more guests come to visit last week: The Maceda Family - the Peruvian pastor and his family who we met more than eight years ago in Japan. They founded the Peruvian church over there, which Fabio and I took over the leadership of after they had to leave Japan. So, we go way back and they have a very special place in our hearts. They currently live in Milwaukee where they pastor a hispanic church there.
At the forest preserve for lunch. They came with their three daughters: Cathy, Gizeth and Genesis, as well as Gizeth's husband Andrew, and they also have a brand new baby, Priscilla who we got to meet for the first time. A darling!
Ana, Genesis and Israel.
Baby Priscilla was fussing and didn't want to calm down, so I did the only thing I know how to do: I got my sling out and put her in it! Everyone was amazed when she fell asleep in about ten seconds and stayed that way for over an hour. :)
When my own little one wanted to nurse, I didn't want to disturb sleeping beauty in the sling, so I decided to juggle them both. :) Neither of them minded a bit!
In fact, Gizeth and Andrew were so excited about the sling that they borrowed it the rest of that day and enjoyed a calm sweet sleeping baby the whole trip. Before they left, I gave it to them. Maybe that will give me incentive to make myself another one like I've been meaning to for ages now!
Pastor Edgardo and Israel praising the Lord together!
Pastor & Dominique
Cathy with my darlings
I took them over to the church and introduced them to our (associate) pastor, Todd.
Last Friday was hectic, to say the least! Besides the SEVENTEEN people staying in our house, a whole lot of people were in and out to tell the Monterroso family goodbye, as it was their last day in the States as well. Here is a picture of a few of the folks.
And Dominique enjoying baby Priscilla
Genesis playing Hi HO Cherry-O with the kids
Many years ago in Japan, when Genesis was quite a bit younger, I always used to carry her around on my back! So, we had to take a pic this way for old times' sake.
And Joshua's turn to give the sweet little baby a little lovin'. :)
Well, as of last Saturday, we do not have overnight guests in our home, but I can't say as though we have slowed down too much! I hosted a surprise baby shower here on Tuesday, had our group as usual last night, and I am getting ready to start school for real with Joshua next week. So, I have been trying to organize, clean, etc. and maybe one day we will rest. But not today! I still have a lot to post of all the fun stuff we did all summer though, so hopefully I will get around to that. It was definitely a fun-filled summer and we thoroughly enjoyed it ~ but it flew by like a whirlwind! And now I can already smell fall in the air......