March was a busy month (really, we have no months that are not busy). We had a team retreat for a few days, and then our family went to Haiti and the Dominican Republic for 18 days. We had our annual meetings with our counterparts in other Latin America countries. It's always a good connecting time with other people in the same role as us, especially those balancing life with little kids. Last year these meetings were in Bolivia, and the year before was our first week in Guatemala.
|First time traveling as a family of 5. Everyone did great.|
|A common sight in Haiti. Overcrowding is an understatement here.|
|We visited one of MCC's projects, where they support a school. This was one of the students, getting to know Ruby.|
|A few small tiendas (stores) in front, with houses that look like small sheds scattered throughout the countryside.|
|Bananas. Or maybe plantains.|
|We traveled to another part of Haiti. Most of the group took off for a few days to visit some more MCC projects, and a few of us moms and our kids stayed behind.|
|It was a pretty gorgeous place to be "stuck" with all three girls for a few days by myself.|
|Idyllic beach playground.|
With Michael gone, the girls had some hefty tantrums and time outs. I had to snap this picture.
Both girls had lost swimming privileges and were told that at the beginning of swim time they'd have to sit out for a while. This may have been a more effective consequence if the pool hadn't been empty. Oh well.
After a week and a half in Haiti, we took a bus to Dominican Republic to spend some time resting and relaxing as a family and with a few friends. Pictures to come of DR.