Krista led a team of eight to Mexico. They ran a VBS at Imuris Kid's Kingdom, the orphanage where Arielle and she spent time last summer. They also went a rehab facility, did some odd jobs and a bit of sightseeing.
|F- Krista, Arielle, Katie|
B- Shawn, Eric, Wyatt, David, Kent
|Kids realized they have it good in the 15 pass van LOL|
Michael and I enjoyed the trip home, the quiet home (not sure we've been alone in our home for decades), and our trip to Pittsburgh (photos in a separate post).
|Michael in front of Mt Shasta|
There is no simple, chronological way to organize THIS post....so... glimpses from the Mexico trip.
|Krista - our 2nd Gherkin|
|Arielle (6th Gherkin) and Miley|
|Alejandro in the middle|
One thing the team did was shop and cook an "American meal" for the kids. This was a big hit last summer - the girls made pizza from scratch. This time they did BIG hamburgers, all the trimmings, fries and watermelon. It was well received.
|Alejandro and David|
VBS was the highlight
|Kent spinning stories|
Meanwhile in Oregon, VBS played a part of the 3 Gherkin's week as well. They enjoyed helping BreAnne prepare for "her" VBS.
|Goliath to scale|
|Izaak with the kids|
|Photo booth with Bre|
They had a great time at the River too....
|::snort:: This cracks me up.|
We flew back to CA.......the team from Mexico showed up late Saturday night...after a stop to Chick Fil A.....
They left Sunday a.m., Michael preached, we headed back to Oregon to pick up the kids. We had a 10 hour turnaround. I was pretty proud of the kids being outside by the van at 0645 ready to head home.
It was a wild week and a half....lots of great memories made. Back at home we gave Michael a Father's Day gift - a set of DVD on natural disasters......and picked up Yuuki.
It's nice to be home.