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The picture below flashed across my computer today (I have a random pictures screensaver) and made me smile. These girls (plus the lovely Carrie Stallings who is, sadly, missing from this picture) are incredible and I miss them greatly. Some of us met at the Journeyman conference and then went through orientation together. Those 7 or 8 weeks were some of the hardest, most intense, most wonderful, most exciting, scariest, most fun weeks ever. We laughed together, cried together, made many trips to Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Borders, Target and even to a tattoo parlor together. We played late night games of Taboo, Sardines and Mafia. We drank lots of coffee, were late to meetings, and played crazy games to stay awake during some of our classes. These girls mean the world to me, even though they are half a world away (they’re all in Western Europe). This picture was taken the night before commissioning. It was absolutely FREEZING, but we figured a picture in the fountain was probably quite necessary (though I’m not so sure why!). Anyway, this one’s for you girls. I love you (and the priceless looks on our faces!)!

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The picture below flashed across my computer today (I have a random pictures screensaver) and made me smile. These girls (plus the lovely Carrie Stallings who is, sadly, missing from this picture) are incredible and I miss them greatly. Some of us met at the Journeyman conference and then went through orientation together. Those 7 or 8 weeks were some of the hardest, most intense, most wonderful, most exciting, scariest, most fun weeks ever. We laughed together, cried together, made many trips to Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Borders, Target and even to a tattoo parlor together. We played late night games of Taboo, Sardines and Mafia. We drank lots of coffee, were late to meetings, and played crazy games to stay awake during some of our classes. These girls mean the world to me, even though they are half a world away (they’re all in Western Europe). This picture was taken the night before commissioning. It was absolutely FREEZING, but we figured a picture in the fountain was probably quite necessary (though I’m not so sure why!). Anyway, this one’s for you girls. I love you (and the priceless looks on our faces!)!

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just somethin i read and liked. enjoy!

A Franciscan Benediction…
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

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Bella

in other, less eventful news, david and becky’s dog, bella, has been staying with us this week while they are on vacation. she really seems to love our red couch. but even more, the pillows i made to go on it. she’s not spoiled at all! 😉



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well, the past few days have certainly been eventful to say the least! on sunday, laura, her friend briana (from the states), jorge, ceci and i went to a street market after church. while there, we encountered a squirrel in a cage. as we looked at it and tried to play with it, the lady at the table behind the cage told us she would let us take it out and take pictures with it for only 10 pesos (about $1). of course we paid her and promptly took it out! she put it on my shoulder and i was a little freaked out, but it was funny.

then she put it on jorge’s shoulder. i guess this made it a lil nervous because it quickly relieved itself all over his shoulder! i think we all thought it was much funnier than jorge!

monday and tuesday weren’t too exciting. i taught on monday, and we went to the mall with our friend adrianna. adrianna is a teacher and had off in honor of “dia de los maestros” (teacher’s day).

yesterday was when the really crazy stuff started….it all began with this amazing mullet:


we did a bunch of shopping for the team coming on saturday. on our way back to the student center to drop off all of the groceries, we had an “incident” with a man on a motorbike. we were parked at a redlight and he was driving down the sidewalk. well, he hit a curb and went flying over his handlebars….right into the side of the van! luckily he was fine and got right up and walked away. nothing hurt but his pride!

later that evening, we were on our way home. there was a lot of traffic and i was driving the ginormous 15 passenger van. the truck in front of me stopped suddenly and, with great force, i rear-ended him. not a happy moment. laura and i really had no idea what to do, so we moved both vehicles to the shoulder and called another missionary. he helped us locate the number for the insurance man, who arrived about 30 minutes later. also, another missionary showed up to help us out. everything worked out fine, and the insurance man wrote out a check for the man whose truck i hit.

we decided that a day like yesterday called for some comfort food, so on our way home, we went by KFC. it really was the perfect ending to such a day….when we ordered at the drive-thru, they told us they were out of CHICKEN! how does that even happen? do they realize what the “C” in KFC stands for?!?

today, we decided to make some yummy chicken-broccoli-cheese-rice casserole. we picked up “half a chicken” at the grocery store, thinking it would contain just the meat parts. we were oh so WRONG! the pictures below depict our reaction. as does the video in my last post.

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well, the past few days have certainly been eventful to say the least! on sunday, laura, her friend briana (from the states), jorge, ceci and i went to a street market after church. while there, we encountered a squirrel in a cage. as we looked at it and tried to play with it, the lady at the table behind the cage told us she would let us take it out and take pictures with it for only 10 pesos (about $1). of course we paid her and promptly took it out! she put it on my shoulder and i was a little freaked out, but it was funny.

then she put it on jorge’s shoulder. i guess this made it a lil nervous because it quickly relieved itself all over his shoulder! i think we all thought it was much funnier than jorge!

monday and tuesday weren’t too exciting. i taught on monday, and we went to the mall with our friend adrianna. adrianna is a teacher and had off in honor of “dia de los maestros” (teacher’s day).

yesterday was when the really crazy stuff started….it all began with this amazing mullet:


we did a bunch of shopping for the team coming on saturday. on our way back to the student center to drop off all of the groceries, we had an “incident” with a man on a motorbike. we were parked at a redlight and he was driving down the sidewalk. well, he hit a curb and went flying over his handlebars….right into the side of the van! luckily he was fine and got right up and walked away. nothing hurt but his pride!

later that evening, we were on our way home. there was a lot of traffic and i was driving the ginormous 15 passenger van. the truck in front of me stopped suddenly and, with great force, i rear-ended him. not a happy moment. laura and i really had no idea what to do, so we moved both vehicles to the shoulder and called another missionary. he helped us locate the number for the insurance man, who arrived about 30 minutes later. also, another missionary showed up to help us out. everything worked out fine, and the insurance man wrote out a check for the man whose truck i hit.

we decided that a day like yesterday called for some comfort food, so on our way home, we went by KFC. it really was the perfect ending to such a day….when we ordered at the drive-thru, they told us they were out of CHICKEN! how does that even happen? do they realize what the “C” in KFC stands for?!?

today, we decided to make some yummy chicken-broccoli-cheese-rice casserole. we picked up “half a chicken” at the grocery store, thinking it would contain just the meat parts. we were oh so WRONG! the pictures below depict our reaction. as does the video in my last post.

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chicken feet

just another “slice of life” in mexico…

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