Nov 12, 2007

We just got back last night from a Mexico Missionaries retreat. I think there were around 80 of us (30 or so children). It was a great time to study the word together, catch up on friendships, play at the beach, share stories about the work in Mexico etc. It was really good for our family.
The beach was beautiful. I love the beach, it reminds me of my childhood and the beach in Italy.
Josiah is a dare devil and had a ton of fun in the ocean and pool. He can doggy paddle all the way across the pool! Hannah loved the water. She is just as brave as her brother and has no fear of jumping in the pool. Abigail had a great time also there were a few girls her age and she really enjoyed them. She is still talking about them. She wanted to know if Cory and I can buy her a Barbie computer so that she can e-mail Adah Henderson. We will have to think about that one!
We were so blessed to get to be next door to some of our very best friends in the world, Benjy and Carolyn Brednich. Carolyn and I were in Slovakia together for a year and we were in each others wedding. Benjy was Cory's best man in our wedding. They have three adorable boys. As always we were so blessed to get to stay up late catching up (even though Care and I always ended up asleep in the hamocks).
One of the highlights of the trips (at least for me) was the turtles. Turtles return to the beach where they are born and lay their eggs. Well, for the safety of the eggs people watch for turtles that come to shore and lay their eggs. They then dig up the eggs and put them in a "green house" it is a house made out of screen. When they hatch the hotels put the turtles in a safe environment and a few days later release them. Six years after the turtles are born they will return to the same beach they were born at to lay eggs. The sad thing is that only 1% of the turtles live that long. Most get eaten by birds, dogs, etc. Since they have started this program they have been able to increase the percentage that return. If the turtles get a chance to mature they can live up to 150 years! The kids loved getting to see the turtles and then release them into the ocean.

A cruise ship came the day before we left.
To all off you that were at the retreat thanks for everything we had a great time and really enjoyed being around your families.



Wow, amazing pictures. If the retreat was as refreshing as the pictures then you had a great trip.

I think I need to come be a speaker for the next retreat there! :)

Liss and MOMMY said...

I will get my mom in touch with you. We are in the process of updating my parents computer and putting them on DSL and getting them off of dial up. She can't wait to comment and read all of the aimers blogs.
Great pictures! We are trying to teach the kids spanish. We ordered these movies and we all watch them in spanish and then english. The youngest one has picked up quicker than anyone. Cody promised to take them on medical mission work with him when they knew spanish.
Thanks for the comment, I will try to keep in contact.

Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer said...

um, i want to be THERE all the time (but especially when the turtles get released). can you send out a memo of warning next year for the turtle release so i can put it on my calendar? sounds like you guys had a great time, love the pix of the kids!

Miracle said...

Hi, I'm so glad I found you guys on here! Now we can keep up with what's going on in your lives.