Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Late Night Visitor

Breaking News ..... Steve killed a 4-inch tarantula outside our house! Here's the rest of the story... At 11:30 p.m. we heard someone banging on our iron gates. It was one of the garbage men (they come really late!), he was very agitated and saying that there was a tarantula on the side of our house and the garbage men saw it and were afraid it might get inside and they are very dangerous. So, we grab the camera :-) and the broom and run outside [I am in my pjs! :-)]and sure enough, there is a huge tarantula on the side of our house closest to the golf course. It is about 10 feet up the wall and getting fairly close to our bedroom doors, which open to the outside. Steve took a picture and then whacked at it with the broom, but it started to run. AARGH!! Panic set in and Steve really let the spider have it. By the time he was done there was nothing left but some smears on the wall and body parts and legs on the ground. I almost hugged the garbage man, but I guess I'll hug Steve instead! :-)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Campmeeting in the Country (Part 2)

Anna Correa, Maria, Carla, Melisa and Daisy Correa.

Steve rode a horse while we were out in San Ildefonso for camp.

So did I ... church clothes and all! :-)

The altitude here is over 9000 feet.

I'm not sure what it means when you use an American flag for your outhouse door?! :-)

A home by the campground.

Desert plants.

Looking down into the valley.


This plant looks like a giant stalk of asparagus.

This is the kids program. The boy in the back row (in the blue shirt, with a white stripe) drove my kids around in a pickup truck. He didn't look like he was even 12 years old.

Our vehicle looking a little worse for the wear.

Dolores Hernandez and Daniel Pena. These guys are great!

Maria, Kent, me, Sylvia Hernandez and Daniel's wife and daughter.

After the night service we drove back home on those treacherous roads in the dark. In a way it wasn't as scary, because I couldn't see. Ignorance is bliss, and all that! :-)

We brought our friend, Steve Geise, who was a camp evangelist, back to Saltillo. We arrived a little after midnight and took him straight to the bus station so he could begin a 40-hour trip back to his home in Guatemala City. Bless his heart!

Campmeeting in the Country

Sunday we made the two and a half hour trip to San Ildefonso. It is about 80 miles into the mountains. The first 50 miles take about an hour, but the last 30 miles take 90 minutes! The road is not paved, it is rutted and curvy. But the scenery is beautiful!

The folds of a mountain with a fertile valley below.

A small village along the way.

A closer view of the village.

The mountains, valleys and canyons with desert vegetation.

The road ran right on the edge of the mountains. "Sharp rocks at the bottom? Most likely!"

A man and his little boy hitched a ride part way up the mountain.

We still have a long way to go.

The road falls away to the right.

Following Daniel Pena from San Rafael.

I will post more pictures of campmeeting soon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Our 25th Anniversary

I definitely am NOT old enough to have been married 25 years! But, here's to many more...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday, Steve!

Today is Steve's Birthday. We have plans to go out with our Saltillo Youth Group today, so we actually celebrated a couple days early. Steve made this Smilebox to share with all of you. He's a keeper!

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Special Lady

My Grandma Ferguson just celebrated her 95th birthday. She cares for herself, has a great sense of humor, goes to church every time the doors are open and prays for 100s of people every day. We are thankful that we were able to spend some time with her while we were in Indiana.

Steve and I with Grandma

Mom and I with Grandma