These last few weeks have been chaotic weeks... productive weeks, but very very energy draining and crazy.
This last weekend we went to Gracias on Saturday 11/19 and did some work on the house, Sunday we window shopped in Gracias, just getting price ranges for items we would need for the house. Monday we drove to San Pedro and spent the whole day shopping for appliances, bathroom items, kitchen items... pretty much everything you need to start up a home we had to buy it. We were supposed to leave San Pedro Monday and drive back to Copán but by the time we were done shopping it was to late to try and drive the 4 hours back, so we stayed the night at a hotel. Tuesday morning did some more shopping and started the drive back. By the time we arrived in Copán all we wanted to do was fall into the bed and sleep for 10 hours. Sadly that was not possible because we had to catch up on homework and prepare for school the next day.
The week went by pretty fast between language school, Thanksgiving, and preparing to make another weekend trip to Gracias we were yet again busy.
We enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal that we had in Copán with friends. It was such a precious time that we were able to have before we move to Gracias. We were able to eat some traditional Thanksgiving food like ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, apple pie, and my favorite part.... southern sweet tea ( oh how I have missed some sweet tea).
Friday after school we set out yet again for Gracias. When we arrived Austin and I went to the doctor to have our normal check up and see how Emma is doing. All is well and good. Emma has dropped and is ready to arrive. Each time we go it seems that my due date keeps getting pushed up haha. the Doctor is now thinking that Emma will be born on December 24th. I'm not ready for her arrival yet... Don't get me wrong I can't wait to hold my little girl, but there are still many things I need to do before she is born.
Saturday we enjoyed yet another Thanksgiving meal this time with friends in Gracias (the Sowers Family). We had more food than we knew what to do with. It was a typical Gringo Thanksgiving with ham, chicken, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, dressing, gravy, apple pie, blueberry pie, pumpkin pie, and more. Lets just say we did not leave hungry.
This week will be our last week in Copán, it will also be a crazy one as we prepare to move, make time to spend with friends, wrap up language school, and buy the last few items needed for the house.
As our time in Copán draws to an end we are very thankful and grateful for the friends we have made here in Copán. God has really blessed us. We are all very excited about the move to Gracias, but at the same time sad to leave the friends that we have made. But we know that God has called us to do his work in Gracias.