Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Very Long Drive, Part III

The evening of the first day after we crossed the border-this is Tuesday night.

We arrived in Obragon, and took a day to rest with friends. This is Norberto. He taught us Spanish while we were in Tijuana. This is his father's house, and they were such a blessing to us!

I snapped some pics of the kids while we were there.

David REALLY likes what Cheetos taste like in Mexico-Yum! (It's different.)

Becca's having a great time.

Norberto teaching the kids how to make ceviche. ( I know I spelled that wrong; can someone set me straight?)

I thought this was cute, is it "super" or is it "mini"?

More homes we passed.

On the big freeway, every 50-100 miles of road has a toll station. These tolls went from $8 to $20, depending on the state we were going through. Also, each state takes care of its own roads. Some are very good roads, while others are not.

A peek at the ocean!

I am so glad we had none of this activity, beyond the first day on the road. Here, David is pretending to lose his lunch, because Ruth told him he could throw up in her new bucket if he wanted to. (Sweet of her.)

Pretty sunset in Guadalajara.

We did not stop! More pictures coming. This was the last one I took that night. We kept going all night long. My next picture will be a sunrise!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Very Long Drive, Part II

Sunrise through my window-kids are waking up, and wondering where they are.
(This is the beautiful Central Coast)

Arizona was under-represtented on my camera. It did have some beautiful places that we drove through, but this is what I captured. Sorry Arizona. Also, it was hot.

The sunset was beautiful!

At this point, we stopped for the night at a hotel on the border, got up the next morning, packed everyone up and crossed the border. Then I suddenly realized I was not taking pictures-so here is our document processing station, the next morning.

Here is David keeping us safe from the dangerous bears while we were waiting. Elisabeth was not happy with this, as this is her bear. It was not the first, or the last, fight.

Just some of the scenery.

The Road!

Passing some homes.

To Ryan, chili suckers=home. He's a happy man.

More pictures of our trip coming soon!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Very Loooooong Drive; The Start!

Packing the van

Saying "Goodbye" (We all agree that we hate this part!)

I can't believe we came all this way with all this STUFF!

Headed to Santa Maria, our home church, the Lighthouse Baptist Church, for a final Sunday service, and say goodbye to our precious friends there!

EARLY Monday morning!

Hello, LBC!

We're excited!

This one is very excited about getting up at night!

These ones-not so excited...

This picture is out of order, but I didn't get a good one of Bro. Sanchez before this, so I wanted to include him here. He came the whole way with us, helped with so many things, and we are thankful for the friendship of the Sanchez family!
More pictures as soon as I can get them up!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cause you asked for pictures of Shasta!

Profile shot

What she looks like with her ears up, sleeping in my lap

Action shot! She's grown a lot this week, and her tummy has deflated, but she still loves to play with the rope.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Sunday!

We are excited about going to church this morning! Ryan and Pastor Ismael went out and bought a small pool the other day to baptize two new converts in! What a blessing! (Sorry! about the! overuse of exclamation points! We're just too excited!)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Dad!

I love you, and I'm so thankful for you and your testimony. Thank you for introducing me to Jesus, thank you for staying faithful, and for showing me at a tender age that He is faithful! Have fun today!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

We Are Here!!!

Please pardon my overuse of exclamation points, but I'M JUST A LITTLE BIT EXCITED about the fact that we are here, and making our home in Tizayuca, Hidalgo. Our colonia is a clean, friendly neighborhood, and the kids are enjoying making friends with our next door neighbors.

We spent most of our time getting furniture, unpacking, and getting to know Bro. Ismael and his wife, Paty. I'll put some pictures up later if I can!

Oh, and today we got internet, obviously, but I'm pretty excited about that little development as well!