Sunday, January 27, 2008

Greetings from Guatemala

It's taken a little bit longer to post than I planned. It's been hard to find time to blog. We've been in Guatemala for a little over 2 weeeks now. We've had a great time so far. It's beautiful and Reese has done great traveling... Of course there have been a few adventures traveling with a baby...but we're very thankful for an uneventful trip so far. Here are some pictures from the last few weeks. Our first week was spent in Montellano with a surgical team. Last week we were in Chichicastenango where Matt worked with local clinics. This week we're on a beautiful lake and then spending a few days in Antigua before we leave on Friday for Peru...
Making friends at the clinic...



Reese's Guatemalan grandma, Marta. She pushed Reese around on this stool for hours.



Working at the clinic with dad...

Hiking in the mountains...





Shopping with dad in ChiChi
Making friends at church
The view from our hotel in ChiChi
The view from our room on the lake

31 comments:

jody said...

I'm so glad you could finally blog! The pictures are amazing; so, so beautiful there! Reese has grown, too. I know you are having a wonderful time and God is using all 3 of you to bless many lives. Much love, mom

RunMichael said...

Love these, Jenna. Thanks so much. Isn't Attilan gorgeous?

Kara Sheets said...

such a beautiful place! it looks like reese is a good traveler- i am sure that helps!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna,
I've been checking to see if you blogged. It was great to find you've reported in and included pictures. We miss you so much at SWC - traveling mercies.
Bobbie H.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. It looks beautiful. Wish we were at the hotel on the lake with you. Our prayers are with you in your travels and your work. Poppi said he would like an appointment at the clinic as soon as possible.
"Nothing major, just maybe an extreme makeover job." We love you all. Poppi and Nana

Ashley said...

Yay! You blogged and you are doing good. I've been wondering about y'all and missing y'all! I LOVE the pictures and want to be on the first plane out to visit and take pictures there. What a beautiful place and the pictures you captured are amazing! Great job, cuz!

Love you, be safe, come home soon.
ash

EBC said...

These are wonderful pictures. We picked up our son in Guatemala 2 years ago and fell in love with the people and it's beauty.

Bogle said...

Wow, that is amazing! What a fun time for you guys to get to be together and explore

The Doty's Dish said...

Oh my goodness those pictures were so cute...my favorite is the one with Reese in the hammock! Love y'all!

jocelyn said...

I'm so glad you were able to blog! I've been checking often to see how you guys are doing. I can't wait to hear stories about all your adventures of traveling with Reese! It looks beautiful. Prayers and much love!

Joci

Chelsie said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time!! We miss you here, but so glad you are getting to experience this time together. Love Ya.

Truitt Ross said...

COME BACK!! We miss you terribly, but I'm afraid it's much more beautiful where you are. :) Reese is so tall and grown up! You both look like you are loving it and I can't wait to hear all of your stories. Love and miss you. - Kayci and Truitt

sylvia said...

It looks like yall are having so much fun! You're in my prayers, and I miss you so, so much. :) love, sylvia

JENNY said...

I LOVE the pictures!!! I'm so glad you were able to post. My goodness- it looks beautiful there. What a fun experience. Reese is growing so much!! She's such a cutie! Love and miss you guys!!

Lynn said...

I am beyond excited that you had a chance to blog. I wasn't expecting it and your mom said you had posted and I am about broke my neck getting to the computer. All the pictures are fantastic and the place looks beautiful. Reese, along with her mom and dad look fantastic. We do miss you guys though but are very proud of you. Love you.

Giggi said...

So glad to see your blog and know everything is going good for all three of you. The pictures are beautiful. Reese looks so big standing up in her big girl sandals! I'm glad she's traveling well & staying healthy! You're in our prayers! Love you!

jaymie said...

YEAH!!! So happy to see an update. I am so glad you're having fun...I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Kanyon is asleep right now, but he'll be PUMPED to see Reesey when he wakes up!

Leah said...

I love the peek-a-boo shot in the swing! So cute! Looks like the bjorn is working for Reese! Hope things are going well. We miss you guys.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

THIS is the coolest blog of the day! :) Beautiful pics!!! Glad you are having fun traveling ALL OVER THE WORLD with a baby! :)You are EVERY woman Jenna Reese!

Kate said...

Jenna Lynn,

It's so good to check your blog and see a post from Guatemala with great pictures! I'm so glad you're able to be there and experience it with Matt and Reese. Your family is already world travelers. I'm glad you're doing well. Reese is adorable in the pictures. I'm sure she's a good ice-breaker when there's a language barrier! Have a wonderful time! Love you!

Heather said...

I am glad you are having a great time and your pictures are awesome! It is beautiful there. I know you will have many wonderful memories! We miss you and hope to get another blog from you really soon. :) I love all the pics. You guys look great....even Matt! HA! Tell him I am taking good care of his guitar! :)

Love you...

JG said...

Jenna, I love those pictures! I'm so glad to see your adventurous baby and we can't wait to hear all about your trip! Jonathan and I continue to pray that you and Matt have peace in your travels, your marriage and your parenting during the next several turbulent weeks. We love you guys!

Jess

Kristen said...

YAY! I am so glad you posted! What a wonderful experience for your family. It is beautiful. :) Have a great time!

tine said...

so exciting...i click over here several times a day and was so excited to see your sweet little guatemalen family! i am so glad that you guys are getting this great experience...we talked at girls trip about how much we missed you and reese, and about what a good trooper you are! you're amazing!
we sure do miss you and look forward to seeing you guys and hearing all about your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Man you have a lot of friends! My phone went out of battery today at a very inconvenient time... I can't wait to talk to you though. Everytime I miss you I come and stare at your blog for hours. Save some sight seeing for when we go back in a few years. Love you lots sissy.
Jor

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you for the wonderful pictures. We think of you and talk about you all the time. What a wonderful experience! You are close to our hearts.

Anonymous said...

That last one was from Grandma in Missouri. I had to do the anonymous as it won't take my comments with my username. We love you.

Lauren Lucille said...

Ummm...your baby is just ADORABLE!!!

annalee said...

wow! what a wonderful adventure for you guys. loved, loved, loved the pictures!
and when you get a chance will you change my link on your sidebar to annaleeper.blogspot.com (the old one is spam).

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing all three of you surrounded by God's beauty. What a wonderful adventure for all of you with many blessings to spread around--worldwide friendships are amazing. We pray for you constantly and love you all.

Jeanene

Anonymous said...

love the pics...my favorite is Reese in the stripped hammock! so cute!!! miss you guys
tam