Here is a little update.
Joffre and the boys are in Brazil !!! Yea. They made it to Argentina with no troubles but
About our luggage: We looked into shipping our luggage and after adding in customs it was too expensive. So we looked back into taking stuff on the plane. It is $8/kg (2.2lbs) every extra you kg you take. So adding one more piece of luggage at 50 lbs is roughly $200. Yikes. So it was serious purge time. We purged from every suitcase and I got it down from 14 to 10 pieces of luggage. We overstuffed our big pieces knowing we would just pay some of the overage weight. I was proud. I am not a minimalist. We are leaving some here to pick up at a later date because Joffre at least hopes to visit again soon. We were given a very generous donation that is going to enable us to set up house much more easily and deal with these charges. Praise God!
Joffre and the boys