A counter-cultural sabbath rest – Summer in Honduras

I want YOU to join us on our Honduras adventure this summer!

I want YOU to join us on our Honduras adventure this summer!

As part of our ongoing search for rest and “slowing” in our family and our respective lives this year, we are spending the summer in Siguatepeque, Honduras (about 15 minutes from the location of Providence’s orphan care community, La Providencia).  While our first week has been a whirlwind of settling in, parties, shopping, Spanish classes, frisbee golf, futbol (i.e., soccer), we’ve also snuck in some reading and relaxing, and we’re hoping that the “slowing” and rest will happen soon.

My wife, Becca, is blogging about our time here this summer at darkesidehonduras.wordpress.com, so I won’t go into much detail here.  This is a big win for you all because she is a much better and funnier writer than me.  And her first post, “Estamos Aqui (We’re Here),” which published yesterday, did not disappoint.  So if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to follow the blog (you can subscribe to it) so that you can join us on our adventure here this summer.

Here are some pictures from our travels and first few days in Honduras (don’t know if they’ll encourage or discourage you with big families to make a similar trip : )):

Our first attempt at air travel as a family of 7

Our first attempt at air travel as a family of 7

Follow the leader

Follow the leader

Security would have been a bit of a nightmare if they hadn't taken us to a "special location" to get checked : )

Security would have been a bit of a nightmare if they hadn’t taken us to a “special location” to get checked : )

This is how we roll

This is how we roll

I'm sure that this shot was posed

I’m sure that this shot was posed

Some of that rest we were hoping to get (didn't happen too much during the flights)

Some of that rest we were hoping to get (didn’t happen too much during the flights)

Honduran immersion - shopping at Price Smart (i.e., Costco)

Honduran immersion – shopping at Price Smart (i.e., Costco)

Playin' in the rain

Playin’ in the rain

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Just chillin’ in my hammock

Lovin’ the treehouse

Savannah with her "tattoos" at the party on our first full day in Siguatepeque

Savannah with her “tattoos” at the party on our first full day in Siguatepeque

Savannah "leading" Sunday School at church

Savannah “leading” Sunday School at church