Saturday, June 30, 2007
Joanna and Hannah walked along the shore dipping their toes in the water. It was refreshing after a hot day in the car.
A few of the tourist boats including the boat we went on called 'Isabelita'
This is one of the many beautiful views of Lake Atitlan. There are several volcanoes surrounding the lake and many small communities. In one nearby town there are natural hot springs heated by a volcano.
This is one of the girls we saw earlier in the day selling things in the streets. She and her brother were skipping stones on the lake just before sundown. They were quite friendly and as it seems to be everywhere, they were quite interested in the girls hair.
It was fairly busy in town and we saw many tourists from Europe and North America. There were a lot of children selling bracelets and beaded necklaces in the streets. One thing that surprised us was that these children were aloud into restaurants to try to sell things to you at your table. Often there were streams of kids coming up to our table, this made eating our lunch while it was still hot a little difficult. It was kind of fun and by the end of our three days there we were quite used to it.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
To the delight of tourists, many of the new
This is the famous Arco Santa Catalina in Antigua. Many things in town are referenced to according to their proximity to the Arco.
On Friday my teacher and I walked up to a hill overlooking Antigua. We had a great view of the city from up here, unfortunately the view of Volcan Agua was obscured by clouds.
The girls have really enjoyed having Joanna here. She is great with them and we are so thankful for her. Please continue to pray for all of the girls as they bond together.
We miss you and hope that you are well. May the Lord bless each of you.
La secunda semana es terminado. Nosotros nos gustan las clases de espanol. Esta semana nosotros tenemos la primera examen. Yo estoy muy emocionante.
A las ninas les gusta tienen Joanna aqui. Ella esta excelante con las ninas. Nosotros estamos felices a tiene Joanna.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
- Joanna settles in quickly
- Our continued language trianing
- Ruth as she returns to Canada
- Our family members back home
- For Joanna and the girls when it rains in the afternoons ( as they will be stuck inside)
- For our teachers Dina and Elena
- Our first week of language school went well
- We are settling in quite quickly to our new home
- For the friends the girls have made here
- For safety in travelling
Friday, June 8, 2007
The rain has made the afternoons kind of difficult for the girls, as the rai is heavy and they cannot play outside. They have done a lot of colouring and watched quite a few movies this week. We are thankful that there is a local Christian school nearby and we can use the library.
This morning while we were sitting here at the table we felt a fairly strong tremor. It feels kind of funny.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Our neighbours Doug and Sarah are missionaries with Kids alive here in Guatemala. They are very nice and have been very welcoming. They have five children, most of whom are grown and living in the U.S. Their youngest child is a boy named Jared he is 7 years old. The girls have enjoyed playing with him.
Tomorrow morning we are planning to go to church with Rick and Carol McArthur. Sarah went over and played with Valerie this morning, they had a good time. School ended for Valerie this past week so she has been pretty bored.
I must be going. I will email more once we get our email trouble sorted out. Thank You for praying for us. We are very excited about language school and hope to pick us Spanish quickly.
Tyler, Brenda & Girls
Friday, June 1, 2007
On Wednesday Myah was telling her cousin Eva that she did not have a home anymore. When we got to our condo Myah looked at Ruth (her Grandma) and said to her "I have a home again". It was very sweet.
This morning Tyler and I went to the nearest plaza to buy some groceries. I thought it was neat that some of the products here are the same as what we bought when we were in Peru. The cost of groceries seems to be similar to home.
Tyler and I begin our language classes on Monday. We are planning to take a drive to Antigua tomorrow to see where the school is.