Remember this little one? Baby Glenn! I got to chart at his birth and hang out with my dear friend, Rezel.....Last night, Tim and I had the privilege of inviting some friends from our church over for a feast! I REALLY needed a break from my GIANT homework assignment....I have been in the birth room 4 times this week, too! So, I REALLY needed some time for play.
My friends, Nene (pictured just below) and Rea came over at 2 pm to start cooking for our feast....we cooked pancit (noodles with veggies and beef), sweet potato coconut something or other, squash soup, lumpia shanghai ( like spring rolls with meat) with sweet garlic dip, fried milkfish, coconut pudding, fruit salad, and brown rice! To drink...Calamansi juice!In addition to Nene and Rea, we had Mama Jo (Nene's mom) Nene's brother and his wife, Ruth as well as their two kids, Yanny and Alex. We also had Rezel (remember her?...she had baby Glenn!) and her hubby, Pastor Nelmar, their sons, too and Ludina (remember her? She's pregnant, too!) and her hubby Kalvin and their beautiful daughter, Keena. We had an amazing time learning Cebuano, singing, laughing....just hanging out!
Yes, we did Rea's hair....Rea is a fantastic cook and a great friend. She sings almost every Sunday at our church, too.
Mama Jo and the kids LOVED attacking my birth ball chair....they were a lot of fun!
Last Sunday, Pastor Manny had referred to us as 'visitors' and I told him that we were NOT visitors, but we were FAMILY now....and so we needed some family time. We have been so blessed by our church family here.
Only one more question to do on my homework (of course, one question takes about 2-3 days!) and then Tim and I plan on enjoying each other a bit. :)
Please continue to pray for us as we are still feeling a bit overwhelmed and have just started feeling somewhat homesick. As the fall begins in Vancouver, we are missing the changing of seasons....walks on the Steveston pier with our dear friends, Uncle Bob and Syl...missing our weekly walks on the Stanley Park sea wall.....the leaves turning color...pumpkin patches, cranberry sauce....Tim misses Sleeman's Honey Brown....and of course: Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice SOY latte, beautiful bridges, highways, and I miss my garden. But ya know, we still feel at home here, too...and we know we are right where we are supposed to be....