Everyday this week I heard a little voice in my head saying I need to do a blogpost. I know it's been awhile. I can say things have been crazy and I'm too busy, and that's partially true, but I have had time to do other things like watch a movie, go on walks, etc. Finally my brother Adam wrote to me last night "You haven't updated the blog in awhile. Hope everything is ok over there. Miss you!" I know I need to find the time to blog to let everyone know how I'm doing. Here's a kinda long post to catch you guys up.
Joshua and Jonathan do something a couple times a year called "3 day survivor". It is when they basically live on the roof for three days straight. They plan their meals, bring books, decks of cards, snacks, water, etc. They only come down for the bathroom, and to get their food for the day in the morning. I told them I would stay up with them for a night, but on the night when I was going to, I wasn't feeling too well. So instead, I joined them for breakfast the next morning.
These boys are so creative. They got old metal formula cans and used one for the fire. They drilled holes in it so they were able to start it and poke the fire. On top of the fire was another formula can with water in it. They were heating it up for oatmeal. They dumped 6 packs of it into the can and waited for it to cook. The water never got hot enough, and it started to rain. We used an umbrella, but the fire still went out. The result was lukewarm chunky oatmeal. We ate it, but the pranksters that these boys are when I was out of the tent for a minute, they put a hot powder in mine. It was totally obvious, but I took a bite anyways. I ended up trading my bowl for Josh's. Overall, it was an unforgettable fun morning on the roof. :)
Rafael turned 11 years old this past week. He didn't know what to think of all that was going on. He did squeal a little bit though, so I'm sure he was happy.
Alison is a great helper when it comes to folding laundry.
Especially at eating the socks! I love this sweet girl so much. Her smile just gets prettier everyday.
Story time with the three little bumblebees. These girls can be so sweet and precious at times, but get in so much trouble at the same time. They are like sour patch kids. First they're sour, then they're sweet.
A young couple came a few weeks ago. They are going to live in Guatemala for about a year serving with this ministry. On my day off, I took them on a walk to show them around San Antonio Aguas Calientes. While walking, we saw this wall art and took a pic.