If you have ever lived in a third world country, you know that everyday life can be very stressful. If you haven't, then I probably don't have the words to explain it to you. But the last few months here have been very stressful, between day to day stuff and being extremely busy with the church. We decided to take a couple of days off to try to recoup and spend some quality time with the kids. We found a cheap motel, out of the city, close to the ocean. We spent most of our time at the beach. We walked the opposite way of the resorts and enjoyed the deserted part. The boys love the sand. They crawled in it, flipped in it, buried themselves in it and slid down the hills. Juls spent her time collecting seashells and Delayna sat with her nose in a book (she is just like me). It was nice! We did have a nice amenity in our room. Remember, we were not at a 5, 4 or even 3 star resort. It was not plush, it was just a place to sleep, with air! But, our bathroom had a bidet (yes, I had to look that up to spell it right). Jesse kept trying to brush his teeth in it. It was just his size. You just never know what you might find down here. :)
Our nice relaxing time was brought to a screeching halt Friday night when we talked to Josh. We found out that they were imposing a penalty on all expired Cedulas (like an ID card). For every month they are late, they will charge 500 pesos. For mine and Stu's we would have had to pay around $300, just in late fees. So we packed up and left early Saturday morning, instead of taking one last walk on the beach. The people we knew that had gone to renew there's on Thursday and Friday had been there for 2-3 hours, so we expected to be there all day (since it was the last day to do it without penalties). We got home dropped the kids off, unloaded the van, got the documents we needed and took off again. It took us.....are you ready for this......25 minutes!!! We couldn't believe that we got in and out so fast. I firmly believe it was because my dad was praying for it to go fast and smooth for us.