Here, since we plan on staying forever (unless God calls us somewhere else), one of the things I want to do is bring things back from the States each time I go, or I've even had some teams bring decorations with them. Fall is difficult in Honduras. There are two seasons here - 1. Hot 2. Hot with rain. That's it. Kind of weird when you set up decorations and you are sweating while doing it. Imagine yourself baking pumpkin cookies with a fan blowing full on your face because it's 92 degrees in your kitchen (I have a thermometer in my kitchen so I know). Just doesn't quite go with what I remember. Ah well. I will persevere! So, here's my Fall decorations - collected over 3 years of trips back to the States, and teams bringing them.
|"Fall" in my house :-) - yes...those ARE real pumpkins! I found some here in La Ceiba!!!!|
Something to ask when you go on a short-term trip. What does the family there need? Almost every team without exception, has asked this! We have been SO blessed to get a box of double-stuffed Oreos, or Cheez-It's. Or even some household goods - silicon spatula, that kind of thing. Impossible to buy here. One thing that ALWAYS makes my day - decorations. Silk flowers that represent any holiday, knick-nacks that represent as well. I only have decorations for Fall and Christmas - that's when (if we do) go back to the States - during that time. Try finding Easter or Valentines' decorations in October.