Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life In Argentina!






















Yesterday we got a memory card from "R" in the mail. It was great to see him in pictures and video. "P" said she thought he looked taller and thinner and wondered whether or not he has an accent. He looks so good to all of us. It's so great to hear him talk about where he lives and get a little peek into his life in Argentina. Just a couple of months and we'll be able to talk to him - it will be the best Christmas present by far!



That brings back great memories of when "S" was in Nicaragua and we'd all wait anxiously for the telephone to ring and as soon as it did, we'd all race into the kitchen. I remember about a year into his mission hearing his accent and having a huge lump in my throat realizing how hard he had worked to get that accent and how long it had been since I'd seen my beautiful blonde boy.






Great times for sure - and more to come! Love and miss you, big man....
video

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Camping We Will Go....


I doubt anybody was as excited as I was to go camping - I guess it had just been so long that I couldn't wait to go. I was also really excited to take our newest family member and she didn't disappoint me a bit. She rode in the car like a champ. It makes me laugh because that's one of her favorite things now and I've turned into one of those weird people who take their dog wherever they can. Mark and the girls went fishing and doggie and I hit the trails around the lake and through the forest. She did get a little unruly when she saw a bunch of wild turkey and tried to chase them - I didn't realize how strong she was until I almost had my arm yanked out of its socket. We had a BLAST!! The last day there, it got really windy so we just hunkered down and played games and drank hot chocolate. Good times.....