Settling In (pictures included)

After spending a few days in Belize getting insurance for the car, retrieving the satellite dish from the border, cleaning our Belize City apartment, grocery shopping and more, we are finally at the base settling into life. We are far from a daily routine, but that can change almost everyday. However, I would like some sort of routine for Evangeline. We’ll see what I can do.

For the past few days our goal has been to unpack and settle in to our new home. Right now we are staying in Cabana 3 and space is very limited (we’re used to that at least). Our neighbor is nice enough to let us use his house to live in. He built his house right next to our property line so we can care for it while he is away (which is very often). We have been cleaning it out and unpacking, decorating, and, yes, killing scorpions. We set off a bug bomb and managed to get four kills. Please pray that we will not have a problem from here on out.

Since Evangeline is all out walking now we have to be VERY vigilant about her safety. She is into EVERYTHING. I have to tell you, the cutest thing she does is talk and walk. If she gets a good pace down and is happy she will gab the whole time she is walking. I have no idea what she is saying. She does have quite a vocabulary that includes words such as “gentle”, “bubbles”, and “good girl”. She even says “Basil.” Also, every time I give her something she says “thank you”, what a good habit! Mommy is very pleased. Just thought you all would like an update on her. For those of you who have seen her in the past few months you might not recognize her now she is getting so big.

We miss everyone already. To our friends in AZ: Daily living is so different without you, it will take some getting used too. We miss our fellowship with you. To our families: the sometimes daily contact we had with you is missed greatly and we look forward to the times that you will visit. To everyone else: Thank you for praying for us during this time and being faithful.

Enjoy the pictures below.

13 thoughts on “Settling In (pictures included)

  1. Mike F

    WOW! I am soooo happy for you! My India trip was awesome, but like being pulled through a knot-hole at the same time. I know you can relate! I am finally getting to backed up tasks, including saying HALLELUJAH for you actually being in Belize–all together, sanos y salvos! Yeah God!

  2. angel

    so glad ur doing great, and ur fams back together, i cant believe how big Miss E is, and its so awesome when I hear Jacie say Thank You…i can imagine how u feel….god bless u guys, and i hope u can call it “home” soon….love u bunches

  3. Mom

    Thanks so much for the update and pictures! We have been anxious to hear from you. Lots of love,

  4. Amy Lorg

    So glad to hear from you! We miss you and pray fo you everyday. Even though it may not seem like it your faithfulness to the Lord is beaming to others!

  5. Ma

    Great pics, wish I was there too! Sounds like you are all adjusting well. Just think Basil and I lived 7 yrs out of boxes/suitcases, I don’t think you’ll have to do that! E says “Basil” aww how sweet, sounds like she’ll be talking no time at all. How’s the fishing net on the veranda working out? Miss being there with everyone. Hugs and kisses, Ma

    John Reply:

    Fishing net is working great! She’s already figured out how to open the screen door and let herself onto the porch, so it’s great peace of mind that she won’t be making the same leap that you did.

  6. Rachael

    Oh wow, I just can’t believe it! I’m so glad you’re all together again and at home! We miss you guys so much, though!

    Mel Reply:

    We miss you too! So much!

  7. cathy beshures

    Wow, it is so awesome. I am so happy for you all. Take care and be careful, miss you in SC

  8. Jodi

    Yeah – Thanks for sharing the pictures, I love them !! Miss you guys!! You guys are such a blessing !

  9. Donna Chapman

    Are Vera and Basil not there any longer?

  10. Leah Miller

    Thanks for the pictures! Great one of you and John. Give Evangeline a BIG KISS for me!

  11. Nikki

    In that bottom left pic, E looks JUST like you did as a baby.

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