We had a lot of fun this last Monday. These two cuties came over to our house for part of their P-Day (Preparation Day). It is Hermana Zapata’s last P-Day on her mission. She leaves next Wednesday for Columbia. I brought the Sisters to our house, just after making a fresh batch of glazed donuts.… Read More Painting with the Sister Missionaries!
I feel fantastic! I wish I could handle feeling this way every day . . . but then how would one know what FANTASTIC really feels like? Our missionary is on the up and up! He looks GREAT and he said that he is feeling SO MUCH better! Me too! After a rough few days… Read More Thank You for the Prayers!
My mother’s heart is breaking tonight because my baby boy is sick, in a far away land. His lungs are sick with bronchitis and there isn’t anything I can do to take this away from him or make it better for him. I ache that I am thousands of miles away from him. Does he… Read More My Mother’s Heart is Breaking . . .
Today was just one of those “Mom Days”. You know the kind I’m talking about. You had a plan but at every turn, something else demanded your attention. Like helping my second oldest daughter face a yucky day, by helping her finally learn to make something she has been craving (rice pudding). But right as… Read More One of those days . . .
**This cute girl in the middle is Paul’s cousin’s daughter, but I literally think of her as my niece. I love this girl! I actually have loved her since the moment I first met her! (Kayleigh is the baby on the left. Bekah is on the right. Both are being held by their great-grandmother Phyllis… Read More Meet Bekah!
Yesterday was a good day! We had a special visitor call us via Google Hang-out. It was totally unexpected, but hoped for. (https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/missionaries-family-communication) Elder Whitchurch said he could have had more email time, but he decided to call us instead. Thank you! And, yes please! We had a fun time asking him questions we have… Read More New Changes Coming Our Way!
Yesterday was a LONG day! I ended up getting a fever and having a rough night of sleep, due to this cold. But before I got to bed . . . This one woke up complaining that she too wasn’t feeling well and she listed the exact same symptoms that I have been battling: Runny,… Read More Another One Bites the Dust!
Paul was spontaneous this month and planned a “field trip” for us and our friends, Fran and Sarah. We left on a Friday afternoon and stopped half-way in La Fortuna for the night. We had a yummy dinner, with gelato for dessert, then stayed overnight in one of the many hotels that Paul’s new company… Read More Cocoa and Cows . . .
Have you ever met someone who had the power to light up the room, the moment they entered it? Saying good-bye Elder Latu and Elder Gibson, right after Christmas 2017. That is Elder Latu for our family and so many who know him. He is DYNAMIC! He has become so much more than he ever… Read More Saying Good-bye to Elder Latu
We just got home from taking a family trip to see a cocoa plantation and a dairy farm in Northern Costa Rica, just 1 hour south of Nicaragua. It was TONS of fun, so I’ll have to blog about it another day. But one of the highlights of our day was driving thru Buenos Ares,… Read More Driving thru Buenos Ares