Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HB2Y Gabo

Gabo holding his cake!

Gabo's birthday was on the 27th but we had his party last night. We were a small happy crowd for fun and games. Gabe, I hope and pray you have a great new year. I am proud and honored to be living with you.
Gabo wearing his cake!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

From Thailand with Love

The lovely Wilding sisters sent me this T-Shirt all the way from Thailand, hand delivered. Thanks Ladies, it's a perfect fit and it matches with my favorite bathing suit.

Friday, September 26, 2008

JTC Seminar

Carol, Izzy, FiFi, Peter, Ben, Me and Liz

I was in Mexico City today for a JTC Seminar. It was really good input on working with the JT's. GB the JT Board for sponsoring it. Please keep me in your prayers as working with JT's is a big job that's not only needed but each of their needs are so different. I really want to be a help to them.
Despite sitting in 8 hrs of meetings in a room with artificial light it was great to meet some new people and see some old friends. A great day overall.

Basketball Team - Joe, Vas, Eman, Marcus, David, Chris, Phil, Kibo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Temixco - Fellowship

We had a fellowship today at a water park with the other two homes in the city. It was great fun, enjoy the photos.

Steve and Chellie

Slide Races

Hey, Where did he go?

Lunch time inspiration!

Lazy River

Monday, September 22, 2008

Taxco - Rest Day


My rest days for the past month have been plagued with question after question and home emergencies. Granted lots of people were traveling so we were a smaller home team so things just needed to be attended to. Couple that with the fact my room is a hallway, well it's not supposed to be but everyone uses it like it is, makes it hard to get solid rest sometimes. I don't mind the traffic social is better than solitaire on regular days.

So this week I needed something different. Bruni and I decided to get out of the house for the day and we went to Taxco which is about 2 hours from us. We went there in search of silver being Taxco is the silver capitol of Mexico and supposedly cheap to pick up good silver. So we made the drive, bought a silver ring, stayed out of the Home till late that night, enjoyed it immensely and I was more tired then when I began. But at least I didn't have not one thing of Home business to attend to that day, that was one of the best parts of all.

All the buildings in the city are painted white with a maroon trim, gives a nice feel to the town and it lacks the flashy colors of today's commercialism. I enjoyed it!

The Church in the "Zocolo"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I need YOU!

Adrian and Eli

My brother Eli is getting married on the 11th of October, just a few weeks from now. I have been invited to the wedding which is going to be way up in Texas near the Oklahoma border.

I would like to go to the wedding, but lack the funds needed to.

Would you be able to help???

Maybe you have a few dollars your sitting on, or would like to send a missionary gift from you or your home, any and all gifts will be appreciated no matter how big or how small.

I need to raise about $500 to be able to go round trip and be there for a few days. The cool thing is the Lord has already supplied the first $50.

Please pray about it and drop me a email if you can help and I will send you either TRF info or bank deposit info whichever is easier for you.

Thank You So Much!

Update on Sept 22nd: Due to donations from the following people and homes I am now half way there.

Special thanks to:

Andy, Kathy, and their home in Tijuana for their missionary gift.
John D and Peace, in L.A.
Nathan and Ali, in Morelia
Esther Korkamas, in San Antonio
Pedregal Home in D.F.

If you are in the US and would like to contribute a deposit into my account would be best. If you are a home or individual in Mexico that would like to help a deposit into a Banamex account is easiest unless you can get it to me personally.

TRF gifts are also okay but due to the time it takes to process them I am trying to avoid those as my home will need to advance me those gifts and we are a bit tight in that department right now.

Thanks again for your help, without you this trip wouldn't be possible.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mexican Independance day...

... was today the 16th of September. The city has been ablaze in all things authentic Mexican for the past few weeks. Culture has been revisited. Many took a four - five day weekend which meant lots more traffic in the area and OR to be done.

Six of us spent yesterday up in the mountains with some of our friends who own some rustic restaurants. It was great seeing everyone and enjoying their company and food. Oh yes, how they cooked for us, they treated us to a buffet of tacos and soups. Here are a few photos for you.

The family that invited us to lunch, very good friends of ours.

A sample of the tacos, made with hand made blue corn tortillas.

Later on in the night their was dancing in the streets and shows and groups of performers doing native dances from each of the different areas of the country, all adorned in each regions traditional clothing.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Thought – Get out of your head.

Today I was quite pensive actually, with a million and one things going through my head. No point trying to organize them when all they wanted to do was be disorganized.

Someone was talking to me and I was totally spaced out, I don't remember what we were talking about, I only remember one line from the conversation, "you gotta get it out of your head...." but the way I heard it was, "you gotta get out of your head...." and I started to think that I had been thinking to much and I just needed to get out of my head.

For me sometimes I can tend to get pretty wrapped up in my head and my thoughts. So it's good to have that reminder to "get out of my head."

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Ester and Lena

Ester (the brunette) and Lena (the blond) are the two JETT's in our home. They started a blog a little while back and asked me to link to them. Well, I am finally getting around to it. Sorry girls it took me a while to get to it.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Wife Store


To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex,
have money and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Husband Store

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a
description of how the store operates. You may visit
the store ONLY ONCE !

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch . . .. you may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building! So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband . .

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love

The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love
kids, and are extremely good looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love
kids, are drop- dead gorgeous looking and help with the

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love
kids, are drop- dead gorgeous, help with the
housework, and have a strong romantic streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth
floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor.
There are no men on this floor. This floor exists
solely as proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch
your step as you exit the building, and have a nice