Yo soy Juan.
Yo soy Juan.
Yo soy Juan Ramón.
!Ese Juan Ramón!
!Ese Juan Ramón!
!No me gusta nada
ese Juan Ramón!
?Te gustan los huevos verdes con jamón?
I found David even handsomer than I remembered when I picked him up at the airport around midnight Saturday night. I guess black beans for breakfast and mountain air are a winning combination. He's doing well speaking English again. Though Spanish phrases and interjections are common! How great it is that these things are coming out by habit, without his even realizing it. However, I'm very glad that not being able to flush the TP didn't become a habit too ingrained. As tidbits and stories from his time in GUA are accumulating, I'm impressed at the lives it sounds like David was able to touch. He went to learn, and he did. But I think he must have taught and given an awful lot, too.
His fall semester of classes begins tomorrow.
Sonogram scheduled for Wednesday of this week -our opportunity to learn whether the 5th of us will be a little sister or a brother. I really thought I wanted to know. But suddenly I'm so conflicted about the whole thing! If 1st trimester is the pukey time, 2nd trimester must be the weepy time. Life is just way too emotional lately. I think I will cry, no matter what I find out Wednesday! So embarassing to learn that my baby is a ____, and break down in tears right there. And if we know, then we have to decide on a name! ACK! David offered to have the tech give him the news in private, and keep it secret from me. But surely he doesn't really think I'd be able to handle that!!! So maybe I'll have some news Wednesday, maybe I won't. If David tells you anything, just DON'T tell me that any of you know and I don't.
Wonderful rain last night and this morning. My first thought at seeing the rain pounding and sweeping down the street was, "No! Not on the road! That's wasting it!" I guess I'm beginning to have a little bit of Texan in me, after all.
We've done a thorough job of enjoying our material blessings Sunday and this morning- This place is a mess!! Now to try to get back into some sort of household routine after being out of one for nearly a month... it was nice not to have chores :)
Yoplait has done it again. First, "Whips". Now, a Chocolate mint Whips. Delicious.
My tonsil is getting smaller. That makes me happy.
Long rambly post. Thanks for listening. Enjoy the cooler weather. We're out of the 100s. That makes me happy, too.
Our little family will be all together again, Saturday :)
The girls were really pretty good travellers, and were very good adventurers. And we had some! Maybe a few incidents and more photos to share later. Though, I'm not sure much compares with David spending the night on top of a volcano (in a leaky tent)! I'm thankful to my parents for letting us take up so much space and be so loud and messy for so long! We had fun doing it. (Sorry I didn't clean the smashed banana off the table right before we left...)
Several little things I hope to accomplish before D returns. One of which is a purging/cleaning of the toy closet.
Grocery shopped today to refill my empty fridge, and stopped by the DR to get a weird sore throat checked - turns out I have a well developed tonsil infection! I hope it will clear up quickly (by Saturday?!) Eager to see many more of our Castleberry family tonight. We've missed you. I'll keep my distance though, until I get a few days of antibiotic in my system :-O !
A note for air travellers - milk for babies is allowed :)
Course, I can't imagine this baby having any genetic predisposition whatsoever to actually be "on time"... !
(Photos by various family members.
Click this photo to see more.)
David is jotting down on his weblog
some of his experiences in Guatemala.
*He's now posting photos to a yahoo album! Click the link
at the bottom of his journal entry