Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Here are the Mexican Elders pointing to their mission area:
"It really is beautiful here, especially when it rains. It almost looks like the scenery in the movie lion king. And when it rains it is just like the end of the movie when everything turns green after one rainstorm. It really changes like super fast, it`s cool to see.
"There is a really cool river that we`ll get to baptize in. There is another river too right behind our house. We live in a good looking area.
"The spiders aren`t too bad, we try to get lizards in our house to eat them, they usually take care of the big ones. It`s the scorpions that are the problem. Every few days we`ll find one in our house or trying to get in. They aren`t as creepy looking as the spiders, but are defintely more dangerous. "In fact here`s a picture of one for the family:
"Easter in Mexico is a little bit crazy, it`s actually bigger here then Christmas! They don`t really celebrate it with candy or anything though, they just watch a program about Jesus Christ and his death. So no candy for us at all....."
[I think I'll take the bats over the scorpions - M]
More from my nephew Nils:
"This last week was amazing, we see miracles everyday, but it seems like the miracles are getting bigger and bigger, we´ve had so many random people just walk up to us and ask us to teach their families it`s just amazing, we´re not really sure why we are seeing such success, but whatever, we`ll take it :)"
I love getting letters from our missionary! I hope you don't mind that I share them.
Posted by Auntie Em at 16:55
Friday, April 22, 2011
Taylor & her handsome dadWhat can I say? I should have posted these photos a couple of weeks ago, after Scott and family visited us out here on the left coast from Indiana. (My brother's recent take on Indiana following a business trip there: "I like to say that Indiana would be a great place to live, but you don't want to visit there. I can't say there are a lot of great tourist-like things to do there. It just feels like a comfortable home.")
So, we get to see Scott every now and then, however this was the first time his beautiful daughters got to come along. It was great to finally meet these two young ladies.
Scott, Emma and Taylor do Catalina.
Emma, Taylor and Scott do Disneyland.
It was too short a visit! I only got a couple of hours, but, hey, I'll take what I can get. Scott, your daughters are adorable. And bright. And a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing some time with the California Crew.
Posted by Auntie Em at 15:32
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Hi, I'm Jack. Mom calls me her Gorgeous Jack. Her friends tell me I'm beautiful. Maybe HANDSOME would be a better word. But I digress.
I just wanted to tell you a little about my life. Here I am hugging my Easter Bunny. Okay, maybe not so much hugging, but we have a pretty good time. We're buds.
It's hard being me sometimes. Chicks dig me. I've got charisma. People are always fawning over me, trying to get my attention. Trying to play with me. Trying to hug me. Petting me. You get the picture.
I get a lot of fun daily entertainment from the squirrel who lives in our avocado tree, and all the birds who hang out in the courtyard. It's like reality TV for cats. I dig it.
For fun, I often do despicable things like steal my Mom's toys, er, collectibles. (I don't know what despicable means, but Mom says that's what it is.) Here I am gnawing on Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This upsets my Mom for some reason. She says I'm being disrespectful to the Star Fleet uniform. I tell her I'm playing Great Monster of the Universe, and Captain Picard better like it or beam the heck out of here.
Posted by Auntie Em at 11:33