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We planned this trip around our goddaughter Shina Tayanta's baptism. We settled on a three week trip so that we would have time to help with preparations for the baptism and party. We would fly on weekends and I would work remotely on weekdays, which meant that we could take this entire 3 week trip without using any of my precious vacation days from work. Unfortunately, the kids' mother Aida would not be present at the baptism. She is currently working with her boyfriend Rolando in Chile. The kids' grandparents, Antonio and Rosa, are caring for them in her absence.