Well its been a couple weeks since we landed in the States and its been crazy. We first stopped in California to stay with some close friends of ours, the Faillas. Our time was spent hanging out, going to the beach and getting reintroduced to 'home'. It was awesome to see our kids loving the beach. Chris taught the girls how to boogie board and they absolutely loved it, it was just a really fun time. On Sunday I got to share in Chris' church a little about our story with Lily. I was really grateful for the opportunity. It was cool because this church that doesn't know us did so much to bless our family like borrowing us things we needed and helping us get around and picking us up from the airport. We were incredibly grateful.
We're now in Minnesota with my family! Its colder here than California (who knew?!). Its been great to be here with family and have our kids get to meet the people they've only seen on Facetime. In other news I had to take a written test to get my driver's license, because my last one expired. Not to worry, I passed! We're going to spend the next month in Minnesota continuing to see family and friends. It will be nice being here over the holidays as well. It was really cute seeing Lily meet her grandpa for the first time, super precious! (and I hate using that word). Lily has said that that she "LOVES" America and all the kids are really enjoying being back.
We do, however, have some needs that we want to share with you:
First, a van. As a large family we are on the lookout for a reliable family van. If you have one or someone you know has one that you would like to give to us (which is tax-deductible) or sell us for a reasonable price, let us know!
Second, a couple unlocked phones. We are looking at finding a phone solution for our family and if you have a couple unlocked phones or know someone who does we are interested!
Let us know if anyone could help out or would like to help out with these needs.