So on to the photos...
December 19th Ivan and his brother shared the pulpit at the hispanic church. After all English, all the time, it was fun to hear (and speak a little) Spanish.
(You have probably already seen this photo over on Rita's blog.)
Then we spent the afternoon with family...
me and Sharon
Rita and Mike
Ivan spent several days digitizing old family slides, including this one from when we were first engaged. I must have been looking down at my ring :)
Had a wonderful time with our kids and their spouses last Wednesday. Newlyweds Kyle and Tina hosted the get-together and everything was so pretty! This was a table by the door:
I love how Tina has arranged her jewelry. She found this poster-on-wood and thought the bridge wires would be a great base for her earrings. I agree!
No photos from Thursday. Packing, packing and more packing.
Or Friday. Jon and Natalie took us to the airport in Chicago. We left mother's house about noon Friday and arrived home in Carlos Paz just after 8 p.m. Saturday. Long trip but no real snags; it's never fun to have to take the shuttle from the international airport to the domestic one in Buenos Aires for that last flight. We did end up taking a detour between airports, taking two of our four suitcases to the main bus terminal in Buenos Aires and shipping them to avoid excessive luggage fees by the airline. Since it was Christmas day the airline might have shown mercy and not charged us but we were afraid to count on that so decided to send the extra pieces by bus. It was about 1/3 what the airline could have charged.
Once we did get to the domestic airport, we had a few hours to wait (they bumped our flight to a later time) so we kicked back and relaxed:
October). [Ben was actually home for a few weeks and we saw him at Rob's wedding, but he came back to Argentina a week before us.] Gail had made delicious empanadas for supper -- what a great welcome back!
Fireworks are prevalent at Christmas and New Year's here and this year we had a show in our back yard -- the folks renting the house right behind us put on quite a fireworks show, which we enjoyed (from the safety of our covered patio so the ash and debris didn't fall on us).
early November I shared this photo:
Well, for this year anyway :)