Christmas dinner with the S-G family. We had SO much fun together, and although it was short, I feel like we became close friends quickly.
|Alisa and Vivian|
|Cassia, Kyla, Shaelyn and Lanaya|
|Mika, Raquenna, Verlynda, Caleb, Nata, Tim and Gwennie('s head)|
On our way to Monterrey Seedsowers
We crossed the border into the US, drove to Texas, and then down into Mexico to Monterrey.
We made it to the hotel in good time. Seeing lots of good friends, and meeting new ones.
At the event center where we ate, packed texts, had devotions, and also had the meetings at night.
|The kitchen ladies. Carmen, Verlynda, Shelley, Eunice and Mariu - I think just Maricruz is missing that helped in the kitchen. There were just a few of us, but we had a great time!|
|The view from our hotel|
The last day, most people headed down to the lake, where they took a ferry tour and walked around.
|Keren, Kyla, Vivi, Shaelyn, and...Aslan??|
|Monterrey Seedsowers Group 2016|
We left with the S-G's and Matthew T and headed up to Texas to spend New Year's eve with Ross V, and the small assembly there. That's where we would finally part with S-G family as they would be staying on, and then continuing their "Gap Year" trip (check out that link to see their blog), and we would be heading home.
|Nata latched on to Matthew and wouldn't let go. Thankfully Matthew is used to lots of kids, and patiently endured him. =)|
New Year's Eve everyone played fun games and ate yummy food and finished off with some fireworks, Texas-style. We had a nice time, but we mostly just stayed late so the older girls could enjoy time with the other. Tim and I were so ready to hit the hay when we got to the hotel. Here are some pics of the fun:
|Cassia - Shaelyn's face beside hers is so hilarious, though|
We very much enjoyed meeting and being with the believers there, both Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Ross took us all out for lunch Sunday after meeting, then we said good bye to him and the guys he has staying with him, and went to check out the S-G's trailer we had heard so much about. It was neat to see, and extremely hard to say good bye. Somehow I missed getting any good pics of our families, but I think they're out there somewhere - just need to find them. Here's one last one of Verlynda and I Sunday morning.
That's it for now. Will try to get back and post on the rest of January, soon! =)