Saturday, February 20, 2010

"Mommy, Our Friends Are Coming!"

Last evening we were privileged to have some of our church families over for a time of fellowship and food. We served "American" tacos and they really seemed to enjoy them! With 14 people total, we were a little crowded trying to fit everybody (and the food) at the table! We're still not sure why we did it that way...! But, we still had a good time!

As a side note: you'll notice I no longer have BRIGHT yellow walls downstairs...everything is a nice tan color. And there's no decorations up yet, but that's because I haven't decided where I really want the furniture, etc..., so there's no sense in putting more holes in the walls than necessary, right? =)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Time To Celebrate

Yesterday was Michael's birthday!
We had a special day together as a family.

We started our day off with a breakfast/brunch of homemade sticky buns, fresh pineapple, and a creamsicle slushie. Yum!I used this recipe here for the sticky buns (minus the orange zest and chopped pecans) and then I added an icing glaze for on top. Below is my recipe for the Creamsicle Slushie.

Creamsicle Slushie
2 cups Orange Juice
1 cup Lemon-Lime Soda
2 snack packs Vanilla Pudding
15 Ice Cubes

Pulse in a blender. Serve.
(Fills approx. 4 drinking glasses)

For supper, we treated ourselves to Pizza Hut pizza, some PA Middlesworth Barbeque chips, Mexican Coke, and I made a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Aaahhh...such bliss!

Since it was a special day, my camera came out from hiding, and we snapped some other pictures besides birthday celebrations.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In Recent Days...

Many exciting things have happened here recently, sometimes it's hard to know where to start!

About two weeks ago, we were privileged to welcome Bryan Shields into our home to help us with some maintenance and handy-man type work in our new house. He helped us put in ceiling fans, air conditioners in the bedrooms, hang light fixtures, fix toilets and shower heads, paint, and a few other small jobs. For whatever reason, I took no pictures! I really should have, because all my readers would have enjoyed seeing him standing on a nightstand...on top of a dresser, just so he could reach our bedroom ceiling! You see, that's what one does when they don't have a ladder... Anyway, Bro. Bryan was such a blessing to us and we really enjoyed getting to know him.

Also while he was here, he spoke a few words for us in our Wednesday night and Sunday morning church service in Tapachula.
This picture makes me smile! Who knows what great words of wisdom these two were giving our people!
The Sunday night that Bro. Bryan was here, we were going to have him preach up in Santo Domingo. Plans changed slightly with the location, for we all headed back down the mountain to a little village called "Faja de oro." There was an interested group of people here who wanted to have church. The place where we had the service was run-down and the small clapboard shacks around us were barely held together. But, despite the surroundings, the Lord's presence came and met with us. Bro. Bryan did preach (a simple, gospel message about being a Son of God) and Michael translated a sermon for the first time! The Lord really helped him. Between our people from Tapachula and Santo Domingo, we had a total of approximately 50 people there.

Our temporary plans for now include picking up these people from "Faja de oro" and taking them to our Sunday night service in Santo Domingo. This past Sunday night, we crowded 20 people in our Toyota Sequoia for the trip!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to sharing the gospel with hungry people. Pray that the Lord would continue to guide our every step and direction.