Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This week we made a very quick trip to Mesa. PreShie needed to visit the Orthodontist...
and even more important...she needed to have her Senior pictures taken.
Preshie's Aunt Kim is an amazing photographer...one of her great talents...I think...
is that she is able to capture the personality of her subjects.
I love every picture that she has taken of The Darlings!
Here's to our Precious...(PreShie)...she has BIG plans for her future.
And I am very sure she will accomplish every goal she has set.
It is off to Utah State for her in the Fall... and after a semester...a mission.
I love that she knows what she wants...and isn't afraid to dream big.
Oh how we love our PreShie Girl!!
Monday, May 13, 2013
One of the perks of living in Mexico is Mother's Day. Mother's Day in Mexico and Mother's Day in the US are on different days...and that means a weekend long celebration!!!
Mother's Day in Mexico is a very very big deal!!
Our celebrations began with a quick trip to El Paso...
While there....The Farmer purchased a small gift...something I had been wanting
since The Brotherhood made a trip to The Ranch during Spring Break....
I LOVE it!!!...by the way!
Saturday we awoke to the sound of the phone ringing...it was the Missionary Boy..
.calling to let us know what time we would be Skyping on Mother's Day.
He had 30 minutes to talk...and it was wonderful!!!
To hear his voice was the best!
PreShie made me a whole plate of chocolate covered strawberries...
which were divine!
We have been trying to finish up some work on our house...and I have been waiting for this for a very long time! Mother's Day weekend...it was nearly done!!! Another great gift!
Sunday morning...The Farmer return home from his early morning meeting... ready to talk to The Missionary Boy...as he came in...he had a funny look on his face...when I asked what was wrong...he held up his cel. phone which had a picture on it...the baby bull calf...Ramses... had been born!!! We weren't expecting that to happen for awhile... A very fun Mother's Day gift!
The very very best part of Mother's Day was talking to the Missionary Boy!
He will be home in four short months...I can hardly believe it!! He sounded great! We laughed...we cried...we talked about this incredible experience that has been his...the mission. We talked about what he has learned...his testimony...and how it breaks he heart to think if leaving a place he has loves. It's the people he loves...it is hard to leave those you have served.
It was an incredible day!! We attended church in a small branch that is patiently waiting for their new small building to be completed. Right now they meet in a very small home, that isn't meant to be a church. What special people they are.
We returned home to a wonderful meal, prepared by the men in the family.
Mother's Day weekend...was very very nice!!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
When The Farmer's Easter Egg Hunt was done... It was time for the Pinata!!
Quickly we realized that we hadn't gotten the stick that is used to hit the Pinata.
"No worries...."said The Farmer...
and Uncle Ping began to carve a Pinata stick from a branch from a nearby peach tree.
While he was working hard on the stick... Uncle C. found the perfect
"pinata stick" in the back of his truck....
The Cousins lined up....youngest to oldest...ready to beat the pinata in hopes of alot of candy!!
The Farmer and his brothers..."worked hard" to hang the pinata...
As always...the pinata really is the end to a perfect party... the cousins left The Farm....LOADED with candy... Another successful Easter Egg Hunt at The Farm!!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Elder Jones and Elder Von Allmen... dear friends..."Brothers"
Last week The Missionary Boy told us that his zone had gotten
special permission to go to a place in England where the Mormon.org
campaign started... He was sooooo excited!
He calls him his "Son" because he trained when he was a new missionary.
He is a wonderful young man from Switzerland. They are again in the same Zone...and The Missionary Boy is really happy about that! These pictures came from Elder Von Allmen's mom...
who has also become a very dear friend...
Thank you Uli!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When you are 3...it isn't a good thing when you open your Easter Egg and you find a rock!
In fact...it makes you pretty mad...and you say things you might regret...like...
"The Easter Bunny Lied!!!"
"I have NOT been a bad girl!!!"
BUT...rocks instead of candy...inside Easter Eggs...often happens when
the older cousins find the Easter Eggs...BEFORE...the Hunt begins.
And this is what it looks like when you are registering your complaint about
the Easter Bunny to The Farmer... who promises to have a talk to the Easter Bunny
and clear things up! It is a very traumatic thing to find a rock in your Easter Egg!!!