Sunday, February 27, 2011

Casa de Campo...

First of all, Ryan and the kids finally made it safely to Chicago late tonight.  They will be home tomorrow.
Secondly, sorry for the bad pictures, we no longer have our photographer with us.  We miss you Mary Ellen!

Lucy being goofy while we waited for the van to take us to the Casa de Campo.

Spencer took this picture of the palm tree at the club.

In the van ready to go, we thought it was just going to be the 3 of us. But we stopped and picked up several more people and the van was packed by the time we got there!

She likes to sit by the window, and whom ever is closest to the window.

Casa de Campo is a country like setting in a mountainous area with a small lake and water sports and a restaurant.  We were able to catch a ride there through the club, it is a members only type place I think and I am glad we went and were able to check it out.

It is hard to see but there were mountains in the back ground.  It was a beautiful setting, too bad it sprinkled on and off all day long.

Luisa copying her brothers.  Silly girl.  They got a huge kick out of the dogs that were running around playing all day.

Luisa loved jumping on the trampoline with the boys, she is a wild child just like her sister!

The boys had fun with the water on the tramploine

Luisa was not too sure about swinging so high.
We left the house this morning at around 9 and didn't get back until 7pm!  It was a good day even with the rain.  We sat around a bit, but we had a good time laughing at Luisa when she ate dirt, ate bubbles, and got totally freaked out when the speed boats would take off pulling someone on water skis.  We met several very friendly people there today, we also saw one of our drivers, and the lady who owns this apartment too!  It was comforting to know they were there as I was very nervous about my Spanish up there.  I feel like God just places these people right there when I need them and it is so incredibly awesome!  But I did have a small conversation with a man entirely in Spanish.  I probably sounded like a 2 year old trying to talk, but at least I tried!  It is amazing how being put in the situation helps it to come back to your mind, that, and Mary Ellen's Spanish dictionary helped a ton too!  {Thanks Mary Ellen!}  I looked up a few words before I approached the life guard to ask if the boys could jump on the water trampoline.

Well, it is late, I have been Skyping with my family, it is so good to see their faces!  Thank you Lord for Skype!  Tomorrow we will be packing up this apartment and getting ready to leave for the new one on Tuesday.  Thanks for praying and checking in on us.  Your words of encouragement are a blessing, thanks for the comments!


Anonymous said...

Oh that water looks like so much fun. I miss the water trampoline at camp.


Lee said...

I'm proud of you, Stac! Your going to be dreaming in Spanish in no time. :)
And that place looks like it would be a lot of fun on a sunny day!

Jodie said...

Looks like a beautiful location for a day trip! Curious if you are "free" to move about the Country now or if you have to stay near the town in case the judge needs to see you. How much flexibility is there to travel around to different cities or is it mostly day trip?

Patty said...

So glad to see you had a good day. Praying your remaining days go quick and are all good ones.

Also glad you were able to Skype with your family. That has to help you through this part of your journey.

Jennifer B said...

Stacy you just bless my heart every time I check out the blog - you are a walking vessel for Christ. Thanks!

Julie and Alexander said...

Hi Stacy,

We're praying for you, and you have one little munchkin who is VERY excited to see his new friend and few of his favorite people come back. :-)

I'm excited to hear your Colombian accent.

Here is a message from Alexander: yht t nb 9gn7y6c nv xjhj m,utdeet

(no idea what he wrote...maybe Lucia will be able to translate from baby talk.)

nicole said...

wow! you are doing great! still reading and loving your journey. hope it ends in a trip home soon.