Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rachel had her birthday this week! We took advantage of the fact that she had to go to Madrid to renew her passport and made a family event of it all . . . and we spent Thursday through Saturday “celebrating” with her in the capital of Spain. We had a lovely, lovely time together - - Joshua and Malachai wondering how they possibly got such enormous statues on top of such high buildings, and Rachel and I checking out what all the Spanish senoritas were wearing this season in Madrid! We drank a lot of cafĂ© con leches and people watched, walked all sorts of ostentatious, busy streets as well as tiny curious ones, rented a row boat in Madrid’s Retiro park (maybe a bit like Central park in NY), and just took our time being a family (plus aunt!) together.

I left my camera bag (as well as much of life’s joy - - it was a rough bible study) at Pia’s house on Wednesday before we left. Rachel came through with her little digital camera, although she could only take 10 pictures with it; here is a bit of what we got!

we consider ourselves some of the world's most blessed people to have such a wonderful sister and aunt live with us and share life's joys and struggles with us. Happy birthday; we love you!

1 comment:

rachel troyer said...

Hooray for birthdays!!! (esp cool people like aunt Rachel) Mommy had fun talking to her on Mon. We are praying for you all and look forward to when we can have coffee together. ok, milk for me and the boys :)