Ok, so I know I’m a little late in posting this but it has been a semi-busy week!
As many of you know, there was a 6.5 earthquake here in Mexico City last Saturday, December 10th at approximately 7:47 p.m. Lenny and I were sitting on our bed eating dinner and watching an episode of one of our favorite t.v shows when suddenly Lenny says, “Do you feel that??” I could feel the bed moving but thought it was him just joking around….turns out it wasn’t!!! We stood up faster than you can imagine, left our half eaten pizza on the bed, frantically looked for the keys, and booked it out of there! And Lenny had no shoes on….=(
As we were running down the stairs, the lights suddenly went out and we were plunged into complete darkness. In all the craziness I lost Lenny for a couple of seconds in the stairwell but were able to find each other quickly and made it outside safely! All the lights on our whole block was out and everyone, and I mean everyone, from all the restaurants and apartments, were just milling around outside. We decided to walk around for a while and finally ended up at the little mall near our apartment and treated ourselves to some icecream…=) After about two hours we returned to our apartment. There was no electricity yet so we turned on some candles and settled in for the night!
I have to say here that I absolutely hate earthquakes!!! But I am thankful that the Lord kept us safe through it and that Lenny was home. Living in Mexico these past few months has been a challenge for us at times but we are thankful for all the support we receive from our friends and family and for God’s protection, patience, and presence.
I don’t remember how much I spent this day at the mercado, but know this: it was cheapy cheap!! The only thing I regret buying is the cantaloupe…I don’t really like it but somehow the vendor managed to convince me to buy it…they’re good I tell ya!
Due to popular demand, I have returned to my blog! Just kidding, I had never really left it, I’ve just been very busy this last month!
Lenny and I just got back from South Carolina on Monday night. We were there mainly for my sister Lissette’s wedding, but it was also a great time to unwind, see friends and family, and as an added bonus we got to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family! Lenny and I decided to host it at our house and it turned out to be a great success. We had alot of fun cooking, playing games, and of course eating! Lenny’s birthday was on November 19th and he had to spend it all alone in Mexico (tear =( ) since I was already in South Carolina, but we made up for it last week! My brother in law, Joel, thought it would be a nice idea if we got him a cake and sang to him during Thanksgiving dinner, which we did! My favorite memory of that night is Lenny singing “Happy Birthday” along with everyone else, not realizing we were singing to him! Too cute!
The weather in SC was also amazing, not to mention the beautiful scenery!
The happy couple…
My parents and us…
Me and the hubby =)
All in all it was a great trip and I have to admit that I was more than a little sad having to return to Mexico. I have to remind myself though, that for now, this is where God wants us and I will live it to the fullest while I am here! On that note, I found an art teacher who lives nearby and whose classes are pretty cheap! I think that will be my next adventure….!