Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our Recent Trip to Guatemala

Well, we arrived safely home late Sunday night! Monday we spent the day recuperating from our trip! Tuesday morning, I had every intention of finishing the edits on these pictures to share with you, but our normally steady electric, decided to go off for 5 hours. So after it came back on, I was trying to finish the pictures and to get them uploaded, when a bad storm came through, and the lightening zapped our modem...hence, no internet until this morning when we went into town to get a replacement modem.

Whew! So we are, and I've finally got all the pictures uploaded. I hope you enjoy this little pictorial journal of our recent trip to Guatemala! Consider this post, yesterday's [Just a Glimpse].

* Click the arrow below to see a slideshow of these pics, or click anywhere else in the box to be taken directly to Picasa where you can view the pics a little larger.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prayer Request

Today we are leaving for a little trip to Guatemala. We will be staying through the weekend and attending a marriage seminar held at our H.I.M. TacanĂ¡ church. If you think of us sometime today, say a little prayer for traveling protection and safety as we drive, and also for Bro. Butch Heath (the special speaker), Bro. John Dykes, and Bro. Hery Santiago from Hobe Sound, Fl as they will also be traveling to the seminar. We are excited to be taking a much needed "little break" from our ministry here in Southern Mexico and hope to return encouraged and rejuvenated!

Also pray for our churches here in Southern Mexico on Sunday as the doors will remain open and Antonio and Guadalupe will be preaching in our absence.

And, I'm hoping to take pictures this time, as my husband did not take any pictures the last time he was there! =)

Have a great weekend, my friends! I hope to return to the blogging world on Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[ Just a Glimpse ]

We were privileged to have a baby dedication at our church this past Sunday. What a special time it was to see the parents vowing to raise their child in a godly way.

Isn't he cute?

The family: Humberto & Edith, Paolita and baby Humberto.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank-You Aunt Shelly for the recent box of clothes you sent!
Love ~ Kyle, Parker, and Taylor

I took some new pics of Parker - he's 17 months old now! He's also in desperate need of his first haircut...I'm just finding it hard to cut the curls!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

[ Just a Glimpse ]

The other Sunday, we took some people from our Tapachula church, up to our church in Santo Domingo for a special service. On the way, our truck decided to overheat, and we had to pull into a gas station, let the truck cool, then add some more antifreeze.

A classic picture: standing in the light rain looking at each other,
and wondering what to do next. =)

Parker wanted to see what all was going on too!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Little Bit About Parker

I recently saw Parker sleeping in some "strange" I took a few pics on my cell phone. =)

He can seemingly pull his legs out of the slats while sleeping, and not wake up!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

House Tour - The Upstairs

Well, my friends, another week has gone by and here's the "long awaited" pics of our upstairs. And really, I'm almost embarrassed to show them, because we definitely have not spent significant time trying to "prettify" the rooms!

This is the stairway leading upstairs.

The school room.
I have some great ideas for this room, but no money or motivation!

The other side.
We usually have our keyboard along the wall to the left of the chair, but it is currently at our church, since our church keyboard is having electrical/power issues.

The boys room.
Nothing fancy here. The walls sport the original bright yellow paint along with the light pink ceiling. A bare lightbulb hangs from the ceiling and I have a dark blue sheet hanging over the original (nasty, light colored) curtains.

Here is our guest bedroom in its original form. We put Parker's crib and the boys' lone dresser in this room along with a very lumpy, uncomfortable, double bed.

Then, we decided to paint the room since we had guests coming to visit last March. The new green walls really made the room seem cool and refreshing. We took out the double bed, crib, and dresser, and put in two single beds.

Well, then we had another brainstorm! We moved the boys' dresser back into the room, took out the single beds, and moved our nice queen size bed into the room.

I also use this room to do sewing, ironing, fold clothes, etc...

Where did the single beds go, you ask? Why, they went into our room. We pushed them together and made a nice king size bed!! Now don't get too excited, we actually don't own any king size bedding, but that just makes life more exciting, right?

With the king size bed, a dresser, a nightstand, plastic organizer bins, and the crib all in the same room, it's pretty crowded. We'll soon need to come up with another plan. I'm still thinking through the thought that 3 boys in one room might not be a good thing!!! =)

We're still gazing at the yellow walls and pink ceiling in this room, but I'm dreaming of some great changes! The when, where, and how to start? Who knows!

And this is the main bathroom. I painted the walls a medium aqua blue color - and I haven't decided if I really like it yet.

And that's pretty much all there is to our house. We have a backyard, but it's not very pretty. We have an outdoor laundry room/storage room attached to our patio, and it's not pretty either! =)

I hope you've enjoyed this little tour. If you missed the downstairs tour, click here. And if you really, really, like house pictures, click here, here, and here, to see some pics from our house when we lived in Guanajuato, Central Mexico.