I know what you're gonna say... its been four months since my last blog! Sorry guys.... I've been slacking a little ;)
But hey, better late than never, am I right??
I guess I have to go back quite a bit, lets go back to Christmas.
As some of you know we had our Haitian Christmas as normal...
We did a Christmas chapel service and even had a Photobooth this year!
The students seemed to enjoy it :)
Not only did we get to have our own little Christmas in Haiti, but we also went back to the States this year to celebrate Christmas with our whole family for the first time in 5 years!
For months I had been praying that I would see snowfall during our short two weeks in the US....
You have no idea how excited I was to wake up to seeing the sky full of flurries... I was absolutely freezing but it was worth it!
Even though there was literally only an inch on the ground, Ethan and I still went sledding :)
Our time in the US this Christmas was so precious. Getting to be a part of all the holiday fun with our family was wonderful.
It was also wonderful seeing Ethan. We said goodbye to him in early August, and didn't see him again until we came home on December 19th. Not only did we just see him for those two weeks we were in New Jersey, but he also came back and spent two weeks with us in Haiti!
We kept it a surprise, so his friends were ecstatic to see him.
Ethan and I had fun just talking and laughing together. We also have a new addition to the kids little "playground", that being this trampoline. Ethan had a blast as you can see :)
Unfortunately our two weeks with Ethan ending pretty quickly, we miss him already. He is doing college classes at Cumberland County College and living with Nana and Papa (in case anyone was wondering!)
We also had two lovely young ladies stay with us, Maddy and Amy! Maddy is a nutritionist, so she got to go to our little clinic down the road and do little seminars on nutrition. Amy came to help wherever she was needed! They sat in on classes at EBS, had deep conversations with our visiting professors, and they even did a girls weekend with me and my friends!
Another thing they did was go out with our students to see one of Emmaus's church plants!
Thank you so much Maddy and Amy for coming! We loved having you <3
Dad jumped right back into work at the seminary. His list of things to do is never-ending! We recently extended the apartment and repainted it. Dad made a coffee table and some end tables for the living room, and Mom and I put together some IKEA couches from the Dominican!
Part of the extension including Dad making another bathroom. Here is his expert tiling job :)
Besides some generator troubles that just recently got resolved, everything has been running pretty smoothly at Emmaus! We are almost finished our intensive courses. Next week starts residentials at Emmaus, and Mom is teaching the Counseling class!!
Thanks for reading!! Hopefully I won't wait another four months to post the next blog ;)