Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We're Home!!

after...

13 airplane flights
3 temples
2 bladder infections
1 hospital visit
8 hotels
3 countries
1 continent
a few sleepless nights
and SO many new memories...

WE'RE HOME!!!
It has been an adventurous few weeks. After visiting Argentina, Brasil, and a quick stop in Paraguay we are finally home. We had so much fun and crammed so much stuff into our 2 1/2 week vacation. We started our trip off in Argentina, went to the temple there, and visited some people from Drew's (trae's younger brother) mission. It's official that Argentina has the worlds best Ice Cream ever. We didnt stay there very long but had a great time, met some amazing people and saw so many cool things. Then we headed to Brasil where we spent the rest of the trip. We went to Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Recife, Olinda, Porto De Galinhas, Iguacu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, and the Pantanal. I still can not believe all of the things we saw and did in that amount of time. My favorite place was definatley Iguacu Falls. It was absolutely amazing!!!! I got sick with a killer bladder infection that turned into a kidney infection so i had a few miserable days and had to miss out on a couple of things but i went to the doctor, got an antibiotic and started feeling much better. We went out to dinner with Trae's mission president, met some people he baptized, went to dinner with Dee's (Trae's dad) mission presidents family from 25 years ago, met some people he baptized, went to a few beaches, swam in a coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean, almost got attacked by an alligator, saw the Christus Statue, did alot of shopping, and went to two temples there. We really did have an amazing time, but it sure feels good to be HOME!

13 comments:

Katie said...

You are one lucky girl that is for sure!! How was it!? How is it being back in the land of dullness!! I am so jealous of you! Hope things are going great!

meag said...

way fun. i am one happy girl that you are home! but i'm glad you had a great time.

Kelsey Riley said...

how fun! i wish i could have gotten more traveling in before i started having kids! so i'm officially WAY jealous of you!

linzy said...

I bet it feels good to sleep in your own bed!! So glad you are back safe!!! Let's plan our BBQ!

Jess said...

What a fun trip! I've been trying to convince Jon to take me after the summer. I'm Glad you had a good time and hope you are feeling better!

justamom said...

Lis - Welcome home. You've been missed! But I am so glad you had a great time. We can't wait to see you!

Sharee said...

What a great adventure. I am so sorry you got sick, that stinks. I have had one bladder/kidney infection while preg. with Mason...NOT FUN! I thought I was going to die. I am so happy you had a good time and you survived.

Greg and Chels said...

Lis!! That looks like so much fun! I'm glad everything went ok and that you guys are back and I can't imagine 13 plane rides! We went on 8 and I felt like that was so much!! Love ya!!!

Lauren Tatton said...

Welcome Home! It looks Beautiful! You look as Cute as ever! I hope all is well!

Layne and Krissy said...

Melissa. I am so glad that you had a good time! It looked amazing. And what a great family you have married into. Hope that you are feeling better. and I was just hoping if at all when you are in town if you would be able to come and help with vollyeball a little bit. we are doing open gyms on tues and thursdays. Just if you would like. I'd love to have ya!

Heather Favre said...

well you two are adorable!!!!

Jordan and Brooke said...

Looks like you just had a blast while you were down there, minus the bladder infections. I am so sorry about that...those suck so bad! Anway, I love you! Call me and lets go get ice cream to do something sometime!

Rebekah said...

WOW! what an amazing vacation! that waterfall looked amazing! Im so happy for you that you got to do that...so lucky! im glad to see you are doing well!
Rebekah