Monday, April 19, 2010

Oops! I forgot to update.

Sorry friends....I forgot to post last Monday. I am trying really hard to keep up with posting at least every Monday and sometimes more often.

Everyone is fine. The girls are in their last quarter of classes. We got report cards last week and WOW....they were fabulous! Really.....what did you think I would say? The girls are doing great in every subject and activity.

Ministry is good. Busy! Our Sunday morning group is preparing to be involved in a new church plant which is what it is all about! We are so proud of them....they are a huge blessing to our family.

Don't have any new pics to post. Maybe next time!

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We did a event at the park on Easter weekend as a way to contact people. We had a table for kids to dye eggs for free. My girls did fantastic! We had a great time all together.....working.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The girls had to "practice" their egg hunting skills last night in the house as a warm up for today's real hunt in the back yard. So, several times we hid the eggs for them (Mark is a pushover....I hide them HARD..hehehe) but then the girls decided to hide them for us. OK......
after we found all but one egg and Olivia was laughing, I became ....well...concerned that our game had gone too far.

She hid a plastic egg in the toilet. Yes, she did. I don't know which is worse....the fact that she put it there OR that Claire WITHOUT HESITATION reached in and took it out!

For any of you who know me and my GERM obsession.....yes, I needed oxygen and sedation when I saw my daughter who has had antibacterial hand gel on her since she was 2 days old reach into a toilet!!!!

....AND Olivia.....she must get those ideas from her Dad!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am allergic to that!

My children think that anything that causes pain, discomfort, or they just don't like it .......this is an allergy!

Olivia is allergic to: mountains (she gets car sick), popcorn (always eats too much and gets a sick tummy), frogs (because she hates them), cold AND hot weather (what's a girl to do?).

Claire is allergic to: frogs (because they are green and hop), salt (because she had a cut on her foot and got salt from popcorn in it), tomatoes (because she doesn't like them), hot weather (because ...well...I don't even have to explain the princess on this one).

Strange enough neither one of my girls have developed an allergy to ice cream!

Yes, we really have these conversations.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

School Day!

Claire is the dolphin!

Claire's class just finished their unit on creatures of the ocean and they always do a play after a unit to help solidify the information for the kids. Claire is the dolphin (which just happens to be one of the most intelligent animals.....coincidence? I think NOT)

Girl Scout Cookies the international troup way!

Olivia is in an international Girl Scout Troup and we had a bake sale to raise money for Haiti. We can't sell the "real" girl scout cookies because it cost too much to get them here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pictures of our "funnel cake breakfast". They were sooooo good!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

"The Lord is my Shepherd

I will not be in want."

I am teaching my girls right now, the meaning and importance of contentment.

We are learning it together.

it is not easy.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beautiful sunny day with a light breeze.

Pizza lunch sitting at a patio table on Libertador watching traffic go by.

Blanket on the ground, drinking coffee and mate watching my girls play on the playground.

Swinging in "the spider" with my babies. (You HAVE to be a girl to know "the spider")

Fresh icecream (we have the best icecream in Buenos Aires) just delivered and munching down with my family.......

Priceless day.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

yea....ever had one of these days?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thank you for ALL of the sweet calls, cards, ecards, and messages sent to Claire for her birthday! You guys are awesome friends and we appreciate you remembering our baby girl.

Good night!

Monday, March 1, 2010

So Mark is upset at me because I backed the car into the driveway gate.

.......yea.........go figure.

NO, as a matter of fact.....I didn't see it. I assume that on a motorized gate, when you push the button it opens ALL OF THE WAY and doesn't stop half way on the track.

HMMMMM....least I didn't get the car impounded.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Birthday Girl!

Happy Birthday sweet girl.....we love you!

Valentine's Day at "The Barbie Store"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Over the past 2 years we have had many strange "housing" experiences but this is making me crazy.

Let me preface this by saying that I am a CITY GIRL meaning that I don't like camping, nature trails or hotels that advertise being "that rustic feel".

We have a frog in our house. No, it is certainly NOT a pet and it is very very small but a frog none-the-less. It is hanging out around my utility sink. Mark has tried to catch it but has not been successful.

We have had birds and gekos but this.....this is too much.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I feel a "one drink too many" day at Starbucks coming on. That's right.....I am going to start with a latte and end with a frap.

Don't try to talk me out of haven't had my week!

Friday, February 19, 2010

it's like.....America.....

only South.
Why is it that Mark always disappears to the garage when the girls have a friend over?

Olivia has a friend over to spend the night tonight. I am making homemade pizza and breadsticks/garlic butter sauce, cookies, cleaning up, doing laundry, etc and where is Mark..... the garage!

come out and fight like a man.......that's what I say!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Olivia told me last night that she is becoming "annoyed" by her goldfish "Orangello". I asked her how you get annoyed by a goldfish because they don't make noise, talk, ask for anything, want to play too much.....etc.

Olivia responded that's exactly what is annoying to her. The fish just swims to the top and looks around. She finds that annoying and wants a different fish.

By the way, she may get her wish because she has not fed the fish in several days. doens't help that our dog Chloe ate all of the fish food.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Our car was impounded (is that how you spell it/say it?) yesterday.

Oh well......these things happen I suppose.

Returned and Refreshed

We had the opportunity to go away about 1 hour out of the city this past weekend for a meeting/retreat. It was perfect timing in every way. The weather cooled WAY down to make it beautiful. The pool and hotel were perfect as well. Of course, the most important part of a weekend like this is the message and it was great.

We return tired but refreshed, revived and refocused.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hello World!

I guess you know it's been too long since you updated the blog if you can't remember your log-in password. Ouch!

I am starting a new today. For all 3 of my faithful blog readers, this is for you:) I promise to try and update at least weekly and maybe even post some pictures.

Things have been crazy since the first of December. So much has happened (all good) with visitors, holidays, school summer break, ministry....everything has been a whirlwind.

The girls had a great summer break of about 6 weeks and enjoyed laying around in their underwear, swimming, sleeping in and staying up late, and of course, the visit with Memaw and Pepaw. It took the other 4 weeks to DE-spoil them and bring them back to planet Earth from the land of "do it now and I want to buy it". HA

With the girls back in school, 2010 ministry ideas/plans up and running, house re-do down to Mark is pretty much normal. Of course, normal is a relative term.

Thanks for checking in and I will talk to ya soon.....