Monday, September 15, 2008

Best Brownie EVER!!!


I know I haven't posted much since I've been in Guatemala....it is because our sweet Eliana does not require very much sleep.....and LOVES to play with momma. Today is Guatemala's Independence day.....and I just had the best brownie ever. My roomies introduced me to a "new" restaurant in Antigua. It is a good thing I did not know about it sooner.....or I would be 1,000 pounds. If you are ever in Guat, you have to go to La Pena and order it!!

Now, we are just waiting for Eliana's DNA to be delivered to the Embassy this week....and then we should know soon after when we are coming home!! I can't believe I am even typing those words. This weekend has felt like 2 weeks long....probably because I am so anxious to hear something. Thanks for getting so excited with us!!

We love y'all!!
Lindsey

22 comments:

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

We can hardly wait to get to see you and hug your sweet bones! We are also looking forward to finally
seeing Eliana in person!

We love you and are praying for a speedy wrap up to this long process!

Love, Mary Helen and John Wheeler

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Lindsey...I am so happy for you. When y'all get settled, I want to drive to Nashville to meet you and yours. Malaena-Sloan has been looking at Eliana all these months, we feel like we know you!ha! God bless and enjoy the great food! Cheri in Missouri

Laura said...

My favorite restaurant, I know it well and love, love, love the brownie! I have been to Antigua 6 times and stayed for 1 month in December 2007. We are waiting on our 2nd DNA to return to the US Embassy as well, so we can bring home our 27 month old daughter Ana Grace. My husband and I live in Charleston, SC and have prayed for your daughter Eliana.
Laura and John Nelson

Lainie said...

Thanks so much for posting. Can't wait for you two to be home, safe and sound with your sweet Chris. We've been waiting to hear!

Love you,
Lainie

Ferrick said...

I can feel your excitement, I remember the feeling well. Cant wait to read the news. Blessings to PINK. Susie

Amy Clemons said...

Glad to hear the good news. Thanks for sharing with us. Wishing you home very soon.

ashley said...

I am so happy for you gals! We have been praying for the same miracle that you are experiencing! I feel like I kinda know since we have friends that live in your area-Jeremy and Adrien Camp. I continue to lift you and Eliana up to Jesus and may He give her wonderful health for the rest of your stay in Antigua.

Bobbi said...

The time is coming near to come home. How wonderful.

Hope you enjoyed the celebrations today

Corby and Lauren said...

It may have been a good brownie, but there's no way it compared to the "secret" recipe from G.

Guatemalan Journey... said...

I MISS YOU I MISS YOU I MISS YOU!!! and I dunno I made some pretty darn good brownies yesterday however I know the feeling of being in guatemala which seems to be lacking in the brownie area so I am glad you finally found a place.....um I just read emily's blog adn saw the amazing pic of Eliana peeking out the window during her "nap" haha thats my girl...mis her like crazy :(

Oatsvall Team said...

praying here for your trip home and can't wait to meet you at the airport ... can you bring me one of those brownies ... you know i love chocolate !!!!

Amanda said...

I AM SO EXCITED!!!! I can't wait to finally see your face and meet that sweet baby girl!!!

I love you and miss you tons!!!!

Rhea Anne said...

How AWESOME!!! I have been blessed watching your journey. rhea anne

Courtney said...

YUMMY !!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear when you are coming home. How long has it been now since you've been living in Guatemala ?? I am sure you are so home sick and craving your favorite foods. Hang in there.......... You are almost done. Courtney

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

I a so excited that you will ACUTALLY be home in the next couple weeks! I just got goose bumps when I read it! It's official, no more hoping, you and Eliana are COMING HOME for real!!! When Ella gets home we will have to drive down so you can meet the WHOLE Stroup crew! Hopefully we are not far behind you!
Shari Stroup
encounteringella.blogspot.com

amy stanfield said...

Wow...I know its so hard to wait when you can't see the end in sight, but isn't it so much sweeter when it comes? This verse struck me the other day, "Since ancient times no one has heard,no ear has perceived,no eye has seen any God besides you,who acts on behalf of those who wait for him."
Its the hardest part of the journey to trust and to wait, but God is for us in the whole process! Powerful. Beautiful. I'm so happy that you guys see the end in sight...Whew- I know its been a long journey, and you will look back and KNOW the Lord deeper and fuller and know His faithfulness like never before.
Its about time!! ;)
Much joy and can't wait to see you two! (and three together!)
Amy ;)

amy stanfield said...

Oops- that was Isaiah 64:4. ;)

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

This is so amazing! It's almost countdown time!! :)

Praising God with you!

Mary Ann said...

I am so excited for you!!! I hope you get PInk really soon!!!!!! Then your family can be back together again!!! It won't be long now!

Anonymous said...

I want a brownie (with nuts).
-ew

Gina & Tommy said...

ghcYAHOO!!!! You will be home so soon! We are praying for a quick and speedy pink! So happy for you!

Love and Prayers,
Gina

Emily said...

I have eaten at La Pena del Sol... just a few weeks ago AND I had the brownie. You are right. We also were blessed to meet a few of the children there and hear about their stories. I continue to pray for Erik! ~Emily Wolfe
sweetbabycecilia.blogspot.com