Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cute Picture of Pilo, Love him, sweetest happiest guy at the stadium
Carlos and Alan. Alan is blind but so funny about it. He makes jokes all the time. Here Carlos was making fun of him because he wasn't looking at the camera.
Truly terrible picture of me doctoring Wender's face.
Sweet, sweet, Dulce sleeping on the side of the road.Turns out Darwin took some pics, I just remembered. So I'll add them in, but you know that by now :).
This picture is the sad reality so many of them are living. Last night Mural and Maniqueso's room they were renting burned down. They lost all of their stuff as well as all of Jenny's stuff who was staying with them until she found her own place again. Now they are all back out on the streets.
Have I mentioned I really want to open a place for these people :).
Let's just start out by saying that I think vegetables are beautiful. Not so flavorful but beautiful. I think it is God's compensating for us having to eat them. :) I actually love salad but don't find it very filling. This salad was DELICIOUS with chicken on top but I definitely could have continued eating it right on through today :).
This is Brian, he's 14.
This is Lester, he's 11.
These two boys, brothers, spent the night on Tuesday night. There are 3 more younger boys but their parents weren't too keen on them spending the night away from home. So Brian, Lester, and I went to see Aliens in the Attic. The boys loved it and it was worth seeing it a second time to see them enjoying themselves so much. The highlight of the evening for them was the elevator. They thought it was hilarious. The boys were much much quieter than the girls and I think they felt a little uncomfortable but they had a good time. In the morning before they left Lester and I were playing Pictureka (it's basically a search and find game and I recommend it to anyone working with children, it's awesome) and he had to find 6 things that you find in a bathroom. The first thing he picked was a bucket of water. My first reaction was no way that doesn't count. Then I reminded myself that I'm in Honduras and a bucket of water is probably the ONLY thing he has in his bathroom. It reminded me again of the differences in culture and economic level. I've found that kids tend to be MUCH better at this game than me and I was once again beaten by Lester. He loved it :) Notice the HUGE amounts of gel they have in their hair for the ride home. I think they really enjoyed raiding Darwin's bathroom.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
And of course my books and a shelf to put them on. I have another one in my bedroom. It's no secret I love to read and when I look at my bookshelf I am reminded of all the friends and family that have contributed to this collection. I love you guys.
And finally I issue you, blogger world, a challenge. This is one of my absolute favorite acquisitions over the years. It was a gift a few years ago from my dear friend Holly Towers and it is something I use almost daily in my favorite room of the house. Those are you clues now I would like to hear your guesses as to what it is. Let the games begin..... :)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Afterwards Rachel and I headed out to watch the Proposal and have a "girly" night. Unfortunately we missed the showing of the Proposal by about 30 min and had to pick another movie. We ended up going to The Surrogates, a very bizarre, hardly girly movie about a world where everyone has these robot clones that go about the world for them. It was strange to say the least, but we enjoyed laughing at it and had a good time.
This morning the puppies and I took our second morning walk. We've gone several times to the park close by but yesterday and today were our first real walks. It took them a bit to get used to it but once they did they have been a joy to walk with. I'm hoping my endurance improves greatly before they are at full blown running stage. Right now their tiny legs are just about my pace :). Afterwards I enjoyed what has become one of my favorite weekly activities, curling up on the couch with a blanket and some breakfast and listening to one of Mitch's sermons. It really makes me feel like I'm sharing with the Park Plaza congregation.
This afternoon we had church in Mogote. Will and Rachel weren't able to make it so I had all the kids in my class. It was a big class but the kids did really well. We've had several new kids this week and it's been fun getting to know them. We recently started talking about the early church and it's been very interesting to watch the kids realize where the church as we know it began.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I love this picture of Mogote I took tonight. I wish there weren't wires in it.Last night Will and Rachel and Jon and Emily and I had dinner at my house. It was so nice to fix a nice dinner, Chicken Noodle soup, and make desserts and just hang out with friends. We played Trivial Pursuit and talked about our work and just had a great time. Downtime with friends is one of the things I most miss about the states and it is always a blessing when we make time for it. We had apple pie and these cookies for dessert. I found this recipe in my favorite recipe book Better Homes and Gardens and have been dying to try it. It is wonderful. I reccomend it to anyone looking for a super sweet crowd pleaser.
The World's Best Cookies!!!
Simpy Amazing!!! Okay not so simply but AMAZING!!
This is Enma and Arjedi. Just a couple of her many grandchildren.