Monday, August 30, 2010

Do you have...

Carson asked me today if I had a wabby (boys private part). I told him No and he replied what happened to your wabby? Did it break? OMG! I tried to explain to him that girls and boys have different private parts. I could see his little mind thinking and quickly he said--So why did God do that? He is 3 going on 30.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Really missing Guatemala

For the past week I have been really missing Guatemala. I am going to list a few random reasons why I am missing Guatemala so much.
Can you relate?

1. The beautiful people.
2. Being in the country that gave me my life back.
3. The children. Oh do I miss the children in Guatemala.
4. Their smiles
5. Hanging in central park
6. The smell of Guatemala.
7. Really feeling the Lords presence.
8. The one on one time with Jonathan.
9. The streets.
10. No telephone, texting, computers, demands...
11. The cold showers (LoL)
12. The families that really need our help.
13. Walking around and wondering if "they" are related to Carson.
14. The weather. AHHHHHHHHH!
15. The markets.
16. Looking at the families (yes I said families) riding on a motorcycle.
17. Driving up to the villages and having 20 Guatemalans smiling and hugging me.
18. Walking down a street in the middle of the day and hearing women singing loudly to the Lord.
19. Seeing children peeking through the corn fields.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bags of Food

On our first day in Guatemala with the group of eleven we distributed food to a few families that live in the villages. As soon as we drove down the dirt road to deliver food we were greeted by a gang of beautiful Guatemalans who were eager to hug each and everyone of us as we exited our van. Each bag of food contained flour, milk, eggs, rice, beans, pasta, butter, a gallon of pure apple juice and cookies (as a treat). Besides giving bags of food we all brought goodies with us i.e. tee shirts, candy, soaps, socks, shoes, jewelry, balloons, snacks. etc. Most of the group were off playing games and exchanging greetings while I was busy holding a beautiful baby who was layered in clothing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Last day of summer camp

Today was Carson's last day of art camp. Carson attended art camp three days a week this summer. He made a lot of crafts with recycled goods from home with egg cartons, stocks, close pins, etc. In September Carson starts pre-k... did I really type "pre-k" what the heck? where is the time going.....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why did he say that...?

I over heard a conversation today:
R: Hey How are you?
J: Good how are you?
R: what are you doing today?
J: We are going out to lunch with our Adopted Grandson.
and so on....
Why the heck did he have to label his Grandson?
Why didn't he just say going out to lunch with my Grandson?
What are your thoughts?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

recap weekend

Jonathan often calls me a cheap date. Sure I like to go out to fancy places at times, however I prefer low maintenance dating. Friday night Shauna watched Carson while Jonathan and I went out for the night. We started off the night with a great meal from one of our favorite restaurants in Atlantic City, called Mexico. Next we were off for a stroll on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Of course we had some yummy chocolate peanut butter ice cream. The night would not be complete without playing some arcade games. I love a good skee ball and air hockey game. Needless to say it was not my night to win however I did rather well on pac man. lol.
Saturday we traveled to Princeton for Jonathan's sister's birthday. Carson had a wonderful time swimming in the pool while Jonathan and I mingled with his family.
Sunday was a quiet day at our house. We did not attend church as we were all very tired from the night before. However Carson had a date with his "Best" (my sister Tracey). They went to the Sea Isle Boardwalk for pizza and arcade games. Carson had a good time with Best. He told me tonight that, "Best is great!"
The above is just a small recap of the weekend. Tonight as I was taking my powerwalk I realized the nights are starting to get shorter. UH!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Number 2

Jonathan heard 'someone' in the bathroom last night around 12:30am. Guess who? That's right, Carson was sitting on the throne alone. He told Jonathan in a very excited voice, Daddy, look I pooped in the potty. I can not believe we were all celebrating Carson going poopy on the potty at 12:30am on a work night.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Donde esta el cuarto de bano?

When I asked for the bathroom at our building site in Guatemala this is what I was shown...
When I walked into the "bathroom" I saw a stack of newpapers. I laughed to myself and thought wow they leave the newspapers for others to read. When I told one of my team members about the newpapers left in the bathroom they said "that's their toliet paper." She was right! Needless to say, I passed on the facilities.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I am back and changed!

Wow! What an amazing trip to Guatemala. Over the next few weeks I will blog and post photos of our mission trip. There were four different phases of our trip: 1. food distribution 2. building two homes 3. wheelchair distribution 4. visit to the orphanage. Each of the phases have impacted my life. God was so visible and faithful throughout the trip.