Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday "What´s up with the Crew?"

Andrew´s 9th Birthday in Portugal!!

After our time with the Stark family missionaries in Granada,(read to the end to see pictures of our time with the Starks too!) we then drove 12 hours north to visit the Andrzejewski family, missionaries in Portugal.

This leg of our Contreras Crew vacation, the CREW has climbed trees, roller bladed, jumped of balconies (Andrew), Run around stuffing hamsters down each other´s shirts, played basket ball, kickball, and even dug for burried treasure on the beach! Then this evening, Nina was so kind to let me throw a little party for our Andrew, who is turning 9 tomorrow.

I am still in awe at how well our 8 children all got along!

Happy 9th Birthday, Andrew Jay!

Special times with special friends!

The CREW loved Granada and the time with the Stark Family earlier this past week. Granada is a place that none of the Crew had ever seen before!

The Stark girls are like the sisters to them. They even played kitchen together on the patio!

Talk about well rounded!!

The CREW´s favorite part with their friends was the walk around the grounds of the Alhambra and ...

And climbing up this round brick, cement block. ok so it´s not a main attraction in Granada, but it had some strange attraction for the CREW!

Thanks for joining us for yet another exciting week of "What´s up with the Crew?" Next week we will post over on their blog again.


  1. Your sons have grow and changed so much since I saw pictures of them last. Andrew is a handsome nine year old. I like his sweatshirt and the beach is beautiful. It is nice to see the family fun that you are having together. Blessings to you, Jenni Lofton Birch

  2. Oh how fun! Looks like you had a fun trip! Hope Andrew had a great birthday!

    Take care my friend!

  3. Fun pictures. Your Andrew is a handsome guy! I love the pics of all the kids together.

  4. Happy Birthday, Andrew! Your family vacation looks so fun. Multi-family vacations are so exciting and I'm glad yours is working out so well. I miss the beach.

  5. We are all in a daze now.

    No one is talking. No one wants to smile. We are missing you guys already!

    Thank You for coming! For driving all that way. *Hat tip* to Bro. Joe for going along with such an absurd idea!! ;)

    What a fun time we crammed into less than 48 hours!!

    Have a safe trip home.

    Thank you again!

    Oh yeah...Happy Birthday Andrew!!


  6. Wow, I love the first picture! What a good time you guys had. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Birthday Andrew!


  7. How fun to go to another country for your son's birthday! It looks like you all had a great time!

  8. Thank you Ladies! It was one of the best trips ever!! It was so memorable.

  9. Happy Birthday to your precious son. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

    Bless you and your dear family during this special time.

  10. Wow what a great vacation you had! Is it over or are you on your way to Croatia as we speak??
    So glad the boys had a good time. Loved the photos, looks so foreign!


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