Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Honduras - Day 6

Our sixth day in Honduras was very relaxing and fun. 
At some point there was a hawk flying circles above the chicken pen. Nathaniel went out with his bb gun to scare it off. 

I got in the hammock with the girls. There were three of us so it was a little smooshed...

...I had baby feet in my face :)

Bro. Schreckhise sat down and played the piano and everyone sang. It was beautiful! 

After everyone got ready and ate breakfast, we headed out to the river. It was another hot hot day and we were ready for a day of playing in the water. 
We walked down a pathway of boulders and rocks...

...to arrive at this beautiful, crystal clear river. 

Everybody was so happy to see the water! 

We all jumped in pretty quickly. The water was surprisingly cold, but not too cold. It was perfectly refreshing! 

The guys worked on building a dam at the end of where we were swimming and succeeded in making the water line rise about a foot. 

Sis. Schreckhise eating watermelon
Allana reading her book on a boulder
Me and Charity
Soooo relaxing! 
Sarah and Nicole
Charity and Dad :)
We found a natural jacuzzi - a place in the rocks where the water was rushing down with such force. It was quite relaxing! 
Dad riding the rapids
We found this stinky ole dead crab
After swimming and playing in the water for many hours, we headed back home. This is the road the Schreckhises live on - they are smack dab in the middle of the jungle, green everywhere! 

After dinner we sat around the table playing games...

We ended a day of fun with a few games of spoons. 

Such a great day! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Honduras - Day 5

We woke up Tuesday morning to a delicious breakfast - two things really stood out to me. Bro. Schreckhise has some kind of secret recipe to scrambled eggs - the eggs from the chickens out back. I have never had scrambled eggs that were so tasty, and honestly just impressive. Then Sis. Schreckhise made banana muffins; they were out of this world!! We also had cantaloupe and mango. Everything was so satisfying and delicious. 

Charity informed me that she likes to chew the muffin papers. Get every bit of banana yumminess off of them! I thought she was joking...
...she was serious. 

After breakfast we went out for a little site-seeing. 
The Schrechhise and the Wakefield families
Crazy people! 
We site-saw past the river that a bunch of the Schreckhise kids were baptized in. It was beautiful! 

Green jungle everywhere, and a waterfall way back in the distance
We arrived at the next stop - what turned out to be a test of our courage and bravery. We were going to be walking a suspension bridge that crossed over the river below. 
Petting a savage and wild jungle cat (lol)

Crossing the bridge
Mom and Dad
Heights - my biggest fear
But sweet Sis. Schreckhise was behind me all the way with words of encouragement, letting me know there is no other option but to keep walking foward - haha! 
Allana and Charity
Nathaniel and Allana - a cool picture! 
We got to the other side safely!! When we did, we saw this.
Probably where they make human sacrifices - heh heh. 
Sarah, me, Lydia, Allana, Nicole, and Charity
We wanted to squeeze together (thus me and Allana's arms suspended in the air) but we were just too hot and sticky! Ain't nobody got time for that. 
Snail soup
I cannot say this soup was disgusting, and I cannot say it was delicious. I was torn between wanting to try something new and eating steaming hot soup in the mall where the air conditioner had gone out. Sis. Schreckhise tasted it and said it wasn't a good example of snail soup. I tasted it as well and immediately broke out in hot flashes HAHA. It wasn't gross! It was just tooooo hot for soup. We meant to bring it back to the house to eat under less stressful conditions, but accidentally left it on the table. Whoopsies. 
We went to the grocery store, saw some "garlic spred" lol! 

Can you spot the monkey?
Over dinner we listened to the new Odyssey. A very loud cheer/"Booo!!!" went out after a Penny gave Wooten her final answer to his proposal. I say cheer/"Boooo!!" because I don't want to give away whether we were happy or sad in case you guys haven't heard it yet...
Ladies -
This is Nathaniel cleaning the kitchen and putting food away after dinner.
Just thought I'd put this out there!! 
Nicole and Sarah
Visiting after dinner and Allana looking veryyyy happy in the back :))
The night ended with me soaking my feet in ice water. The perfect solution to a very large situation I was having. Hahahahha! :D


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Honduras - Day 4

Our fourth day in Honduras was pretty full, but in a relaxed sort of way. It was Sunday and it started out with the power going out very early in the morning. I feel like the main topic in these past few posts has been the heat, but it actually was a main part - lol!  Anyways, moving air makes all the difference. I woke up at around 4am and I couldn't breath, I felt like I was suffocating. In my haze of sleepiness I didn't realize the electric fans had quit working, but had to sit up and use my hand-held fan on and off for about half an hour until I was able to fall back asleep. We all woke up again at 6am for morning prayer. The electricity came back on a few hours later - in time for the main shebang! Sunday was the jubilee service. All the daughter work churches came together for one big service - children, young people, and adults. 

Bro. Schreckhise led the service
As he started the service, I looked out the window and saw these guys running around in the yard. 
Charity took it upon herself to fan the little baby behind her. 
Mom very accurately stated, "The devil isn't the adversary of my soul. The HEAT is." 
Can I get an amen??!
My weapons of warfare: spray bottle, fan, and hankie. 
This little guy was not enjoying the heat either. For most of the service he just cried and cried - I completely sympathized with him. I felt like doing the same thing. 
It was packed out
People, people everywhere! In one mind, and one accord - breathing the same stuffy air! (Hahaha!) 
The altars were full!
Cristel seeking the Holy Ghost

At one point during altar call, Charity got tossed over to the platform side of the altar - I'm guessing because a crowded altar wasn't the safest place for tiny little Charity to be. 
She sat down beside my dad....

....I saw them leaning together talking and wondered what in the world she was telling him. Later, Dad said she informed him that there was a man in the altar that had leaned forward, exposing his back. She wanted my dad to please go talk to him. HAHA. 

After service we went outside for lunch. Some of the Schreckhises and our family gathered a few chairs together in a circle. Once again, Charity sat next to my dad. 

Pointing to this man, she said, "That man is from my church and he literally does not pray." 
Nothing escapes Charity. She has her eye on everyone! 

After lunch, everyone packed up and headed out. 
Saying goodbye
We went back to the Schreckhise's home after camp ended.
At one point, Sis. Schreckhise mentioned that she was going to run outside to collect the eggs from the chickens. I'd never seen this done so I was excited to go out with her. 

Charity and the eggs we collected
Orphie, the cat
Miss Lydia
Later on in the day, we went to see the beach which is about one kilometer from the Schreckhise home. How perfectly providential! 
Josiah and Austin
Dad, walking on the water
Beautiful beach
Charity enjoyed spraying off everyone's sandy feet. 
For dinner we went out. I tried a pupusa for the first time! 

The main group
The guys' table
Another awesome day in the books! 


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