Monday, February 06, 2012

Off to Jamaica

Jenny and I are about to head off to the Caribbean!

As you probably know, Amy is in Jamaica for a year at a home for orphans. She teaches the director's children and also helps with the care of the children and volunteers at a government orphanage, which you can read about here.

Amy was hoping that Paul and I could come visit, but Paul felt like he has too much going on and too many other trips coming up.

And then he said to me, "Hey, you haven't taken Jenny's "12 Trip," yet, have you?

That would be the traditional overnight outing that I do with each of the children, supposedly when they're 12 but sometimes it, um, gets delayed a bit. Like this one. And this one.

Jenny and I both jumped at that opportunity. I mean, if your husband/dad suggests you go to Jamaica, you'd be crazy to say no.

But first I sent an email to all the older kids: "This is way more than I did for any of your 12 Trips, and I don't want this brought up at my funeral, how unfair I was."

They all said it was ok.

We leave this afternoon, the Lord willing.

In the next week, you can all think of us basking in the warm tropical sunshine, sipping iced tea. And, of course, playing with orphans and sewing new curtains for them and hopefully being generally useful.

Quote of the Day:
"I went on vacation and forgot I had a neck!"
--Paul's Aunt Nadine, a summer or two ago. I hope I don't do that.

(I think she had hurt her neck just before that and was supposed to do therapy every day. Or something.)


  1. Wow, Enjoy! I love your comment about the kids and fairness and funeral! LOL! Yep, legitimate concern there! :);)

  2. Wow, you will have so much fun! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back. And don't worry about the fairness -- there's 6 kids in my family, and if we kept score, no one would get along. :-)

  3. Have a safe and joy-filled 12 trip:)

  4. About the neck, I figured she got a sunburn! :) -PC in VA