Mi Hijos

Mi Hijos

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Feliz Navidad!


 Our 5 kids on Christmas Day 2011, 40 degrees with no snow, is this Minnesota?  

 Estefania loves her dress!

 This is Jesus' Gingerbread man pose, one of his favorite books, "He put his hands on his hips and said 'Run Run as fast as you can, you cant catch me Im the gingerbread man"

 "It's a pillow, it's a pet, it's a pillowpet!"

 Colombian Tradition, Fireworks on Christmas!!!

 Jesus insisted on wearing his goggles from his tool kit, safety first!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Cookies and Programs!

Christmas is just days away!  Our weeks have been filled with cookie making and Christmas programs at school and church.  The girls were in a program at church and did so well, it was their first one ever.  I'll be posting video later so stay tuned.  Jesus had his Christmas program for preschool today, so cute, he was a shepherd.  The kids enjoyed making cookies with Grandma Matthews, our 2nd annual Christmas cookie making party.  Prospero is doing great with his potty training, we are so proud of him.  Only wearing diapers at nap time and bedtime now!  The girls helped Mami make Arroz con leche, one of their favorite Colombian desserts.  It turned out well and they enjoyed singing the song that goes along with it.  We are looking forward to spending Christmas at home this year, it will be the kids first Christmas in their home.  Jim and I celebrated 11 years of marriage on December 16th.  We enjoyed a nice evening out and reflected on the blessings of this past year, not to mention how fast time flies.  We mailed our Dossier to our agency on Friday, we only have one more document to get before it is complete.  Hopefully we will have the paper in the next month and then can send our dossier down to Colombia mid January.  We hope and pray travel will be May, but it is still to early to know at this point.  We are planning a silent auction for March 3rd to help raise money.  Pray for donations to be received as we will be collecting those in the next month.  The Matthews' story will also be published in a magazine article around jan/feb, called Earthen Vessels.  We look forward to seeing how God may move hearts through our journey.  (A big thanks to my editor, Erin, you know who you are :)  
Merry Christmas, Jhon, we pray you will be in our arms next year, God is with you, we are coming!
Merry Christmas To All!  
"For to us a child is born, for to us a son is given"

 Derly Making Arroz con leche while eating a lime

 Arroz con leche