we are so busy with life, we miss the little things. A look. A smile. A hug.
In no particular order of importance or occurrence, here are a few little things that have brought us joy since we arrived in Nicaragua:
Chanting "Queremos Ryan! Queremos Ryan! Queremos Ryan!" on the way to pick up el hermano mayor from the airport.
The girls first time ever in an airport that also included a first time playing with puertas automaticas and drinking from a water fountain.
Chanting "Queremos Pizza! Queremos Pizza! Queremos Pizza!" after picking Ryan up and heading to our first meal out (Pizza Hut was the special request from the girls).
Stacy rocking with Rebeca on Sunday morning on the veranda.
iChatting with Kate and Sam in Michigan.
Rosalinda saying grace before a meal (will tell the "rest of the story" regarding her name in a future blog post).
Playing fútbol with the kids from el "Proyecto."
Prayers from home.
Fresh baked pan from la panería nueva.
Friends and family back home taking care of Sam and Kate. THANK YOU!!
The girls in their pijamas asleep in their new bed.
Cold Rojita after a long, hot, dusty day.
Eskimo o helado o sorbete.
Pollo frito con arroz y friljoles rojos.
Taking turns reading La Historia de Timoteo as a family devotion.
Ryan playing tag and hide 'n' seek with the girls.
Making bead necklaces.
Fruto: Our driver, guide, interpreter, and friend.
Watching Dora the Explorer and The Incredibles in Spanish.
A cold Cacoa en el mercado de Masaya.
Warm sun and cool breezes.
Palm trees. Avocado trees. Hibiscus in bloom.
Milk in a bag. Sliced Jalepeños in a bag. Water in a box.
Spending a morning with 600+ school children and then being treated like rock stars--signing autographs and posing for photographs when we left.
Our guesthouse and the hospitality we have been shown by Marta and her family.
Realizing the amount of love and care that has been given Rosita y Rebequita (we have a high bar to live up to).