Happy Easter!

So, we enjoyed our Easter.  We had Wednesday through Friday off of school, so we got some time to continue packing some, we visited the park a couple of times, we enjoyed sleeping in a couple of days, and we had some great friend time.

We began the week by visiting a “water park” (basically just 2 HUGE pools with some high diving boards and some air castles for the kids) with our friends, the Peters.  It was a lot of fun.  The water was FREEZING, because it is higher up in the mountains than we are here, but it was nice and sunny.  Cailyn was purple the entire time from being cold, but that didn’t stop her.

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Cailyn also did some “swimming” at home this week.  No, we don’t even have a kiddie pool, but we emptied her toy box…which again is just a plastic storage bin (we are very ready for peru when we can actually have some furniture so we feel at home!)…and we filled it with water.  It’s a good thing she’s small.  She LOVED it, and for all she knew, it was a swimming pool.

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Then, Thursday we had to go to the ER because Cailyn woke up from her nap with horrible ear pain.  The ER here is VERY different, so it wasn’t a hassle at all.  The hospital that my Dr. works at is the same place we go to when we’ve got to go to the ER.  There is a school Dr. that we can see, but since school was out, we had to go and make an appt. with the Pediatrician at the ER. It basically works like a walk-in clinic.  Cailyn and I got there, made the appt., walked right in to see the Dr., paid, walked down the hall to the pharmacy for her meds, and we were home within the hour.  Yes, that’s it.  I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of the ER taking just an hour in the States.  It was nice.

The rest of the week was fairly non-busy.  We did get treated to a wonderful meal at a Japanese restaurant here by our friends, Jason and Lindsey Kliewer.  It was amazing food, and it was all cooked  right there in front of us.  Our meal came with dessert, and that was fun to watch them put together as well.  It tasted even better!

Sunday brought some fun.  After a relaxing day and some fun opening Easter baskets and blowing our new bubbles, we had our friends the Peters and the Kliewers over for some yummy roast and an easter egg hunt.  There wasn’t much to the hunt considering our “yard” is like 3 feet wide and 5 feet long.  It was a bit tight, but the 3 kids had a fun time.

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p.s.- Our easter basket only looked like this thanks to some very sweet ladies from the Fairlane Church of Christ, our supporting church.  Thank you so much!  They don’t do all of the easter egg/basket/hunt stuff here, so easter baskets were pretty much impossible to find.  We bought this little plant bucket at a store like Wal-Mart…it was the closest we came to a spring-looking type of container for our fun items.  Anyway, we will probably forever remember her first foreign Easter because of it.

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Robin S., if you’re reading this, she had a BLAST with her bubbles that you sent, but it took us a few blows to understand the process of getting the bubbles to come out.  She was coughing up soap for the rest of the day, but it didn’t seem to phase her.

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Oh…and we ditched our dress…we had to.

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we finally got it…

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and…the Easter Egg Hunt

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We now just have the rest of this week and next Mon-Thurs. left of classes to attend.  We plan to continue packing, and we hope to wrap things up here as best we can.  Leaving here is really mostly exciting for us, I would say.  While we have a couple of very good friends we might possibly not see for years, the name of the game here is transition.  There are constantly people coming and going.  We have had to say goodbye to many good friends already, and while that is sometimes hard, it’s also exciting to think about the fact that all of them are going on to do what their main mission is…evangelize in another spanish-speaking country.  So, we end our time here with great excitement for the future.

I have another appointment with my Dr. this Friday, so I will plan to post a picture of the baby and how it’s growing.  Or, I guess…how I’m growing.  I feel like I popped out in the last 2 weeks.  If you think of it, we would really appreciate prayers for our transition to our new Dr. in Peru.  We are still working on getting in touch with a Dr. that we know of there, and I just pray our transition is smooth.  Thanks!

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4 responses to “Happy Easter!

  1. Oh, Alison! Cailyn is probably the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever seen! I love all the photos of her Easter basket you found there-what sweet memories! What a special time of transition for your family!

    Praying for you!

  2. Those pictures were great. Cailyn just gets more and more beautiful!

    And that shot of the bubbles coming out of her mouth and nose were SO funny! She’s gonna love those when she’s about 15! (Be sure to keep them handy)

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