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Campout, Cousins, Chicken and Christmas

Here's a recap of this week's highlights:

This past weekend was the Exploradores campout!  The kids had to make their own campsite, food, group name and song.  They had such a great time they can't stop talking about it.  Tonight is the award's ceremony at church.

Norberto was in charge of the campfire; it was just a little one, not anything that would singe our avocado tree or anything.
 The troop
 Commander Hugo loves the kids!
Norberto's family from Asuncion came to visit so Timmy got to play with his cousin Mateo.
The newest Kurrle cousin, isn't she so sweet!
 David (our intern) putting the finishing touches on our portable chicken coop.  The only problem is that our lone chicken is so social he prefers sleeping with us and tries hard to get into our house whenever the front door is open!  He was last spotted under the kitchen sink.

 Making yummy sugar cookies with Erin, who is visiting for 2 weeks
Decorating our Christmas tree was a fun family activity this week.  It's fake and I still miss trudging in the snow to pick out our Michigan White pine (think Christmas Vacation), but it works for us!  Besides, I don't think decorating a palm tree would have the same effect.


  1. We spent Christmas in S. Africa last year, the first time since moving there. It was a big strange because it was so hot! But it was fun to make some new memories! Have a very Merry Christmas!


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