Saturday, July 26, 2008

Care for a snack?

One of the things I learned right away when I came to Mexico was that I was all wrong about Mexican food and taste. Here is one item that was hard for me to understand at first. Every Sunday several of the church members sell tortilla chips with anything you want on them. Below is "tostilocos" with jicama, cucumber, chili candy, salsa, chamoy sauce (very tangy, sweet sauce), nuts, and pig skin. It's really about trying to cram every texture and flavor you can into one snack.
Our family enjoys this just about every Sunday. (Usually not with the pig skin.)

(Click on the picture for a close up!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

OOOOO! I've been tagged!

Susan over at ByGrace tagged me with the "six quirky things" meme! I hope I can come up with six odd facts about myself.

Here are the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged me.
2) Mention the rules.
3) Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself.
4) Tag 6 other blogger´s by linking to them.
5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.

1. I once bit my parent's German Shepherd puppy on the neck because she was being too rough with my littles. She had just entered that Unbelievably Pesky Nuisance stage where a dog has gained much of its adult size and about half of its brain. She was teething and grumpy, and I had to give her a talking to. In dog language. I said, "Control yourself! Just because you're feeling badly doesn't mean you can pick on my kids!" That is, I held her down on the ground and bit her when she struggled. As soon as she submitted I let her go, and she's been sweet as sweet to my kids and very "nice nice" to me ever since. That's one of those things I look back at and think, "Did I really do that????"

2. I believe you can never have too many aprons. It's like armor for the home keeper. They complete my "working uniform".

3. I love kimchie. I hope that's how you spell it.

4. My favorite movie of all time is The Princess Bride. My husband and I can quote long passages to each other. (I know, romantic isn't it? "Ha! You are using Bonetti's defense against me!" "I thought it fitting, considering the rocky terrain." "Naturally you would expect me to counter with Capo Ferro." "I found a simple Thibaut maneuver defeats Capo Ferro." "That is unless a fellow has studied his Agrippa. Which I have!")

5. I can't watch my husband play first person video games. They make me nauseated.

6. I am the clumsiest person I know, and that's saying a lot. (This would be the reason I can't work without wearing an apron!)

I tag:

My dad over at battlefieldsmiles

Sarah, over at What a Life!

Terri, of Nana's Faith

Emily, at the Campbell's blog

Michelle, from My Life and Ponderings

Starr, at the Preacher's Wife

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ocean waves at Rosarito, Mexico

This place was beautiful. I just love that sound!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Busy fun!

We are having a blast out here with my mom and brother visiting. I will post pictures! My dad sacrificed them for a whole week-thanks Dad!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

God bless you all on Independence Day, and may God have mercy on my country and bless her. If you've never seen all the words to America's national anthem, take a moment to read them .

The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!