Would it be too corny if I broke into song right now? I really do agree with the one that states "it's the most wonderful time of the year"! I hope you are enjoying the holidays as much as we are. We shared Thanksgiving dinner with some dear friends here in town, then enjoyed an evening full of dessert with Nathan's family. It was a great day, and we were reminded again of how much we have to be thankful for!
It's hard to believe that we've been back in Chiapas for 6 weeks now. The long drive South seems like just a few days ago. (By the way, I posted a blog with nothing but pictures of our drive as we made our way to Chiapas in October. You can see it here.) As you can imagine, being away from home for 8 months created quite a to-do list for us. We spent the first couple weeks home just trying to catch up and repair things. THEN we were able to begin unpacking a bit. (Yes, I said "begin"... I may or may not still have a good bit of unpacking to do.)
A large chunk of November was eaten by construction! While we were in the US, we had a wall busted out and another one built so that we can have an actual laundry room. (Until now, our laundry machines were just in the kitchen/dining room. Not ideal.) So when we came home, Nathan went straight to work getting that project finished. For several nights, our bedroom was open to our backyard! Brrr! But now... it's finished!!! I am ELATED to have a laundry room/pantry right off the kitchen. I don't think it's normal to be so happy to do laundry! But what is "normal" anyway?
It's not too late to make a difference for some orphans this Christmas! There are 35 kids who have only re quested blankets, sheets and shoes this year. If you are interested in making their Christmas one to remember, look here for details. Until it's Christmas Eve, it's not too late to help.
We have updated our website at last!! If you go to www.terrelltimes.com you will be able to see (in the archives) the 2 emails we sent out over the summer, and LOTS of pictures to go with them. As well as pictures of November back here in Chiapas.
While it's true that Christmas is right around the corner, and this is quite possibly the busiest season of the year, we hope you can take time to enjoy it. Enjoy the memories you're making with your loved ones, and the occasion to celebrate the birth of our Savior.
With love, from the Terrells
(Nathan, Julie, Cloe, Gabi, Brennah and Will)