We went on a nice long trip out of the country to Mexico. It was Parker’s first flight and overall they both did great. We had our share of good and challenging moments. The mini vacation was a nice break and it was great weather. We went to share in the commitment and renewal of vows for my little brother Clark who met his wife in Puerto V. was married in 2012, one child later before their third anniversary they were able to celebrate with both sides of the family. It was a nice little beach ceremony and it was nice to see them both so happy. The big perk was we got to enjoy several days with family and swim and play in the sand before going to the tundra of the Midwest. We just got to Michigan last night as we decided that getting home from Mexico at midnight and driving the next day to Michigan with two kids was a great idea. So we are here, semi back to reality but still a vacation as we are with family we don’t normally see during the holiday season. This trip was a reminder of several different similarities of what we will encounter in Uganda. There was a long flight, although the one to Uganda will be much longer. There was a language barrier, different food, warm weather and tourist rates on everything 😉

Through it all I was reminded of several things, the bond of family, God’s beautiful creation and the need to break away from the world every so often. I was disconnected from the world via the television and the internet, and I didn’t miss it because I had plenty to enjoy. I did enjoy getting to get back into the “know” of things via social media when we were traveling yesterday as I was forced with boredom and crazy kids in the car with no escape. So all this randomness to say I had fun and I hope this holiday season you can take a break and “unplug” spend some time with family, and enjoy the little things.


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