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August 2021 Recap

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August 2021 Recap

Hey everybody!!

Can you believe it’s already September?! I’m especially excited for this month, because 1) AUTUMN! and 2) We’re planning on taking a trip to go to Family Camp with our Church there. We haven’t seen them in a year now (which is waayyy too long), and we’re really, really, extremely excited!!! That’s near the end of the month, and I’m very sure you’ll hear lots about it in future posts. 😀 So exciting!

This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! 😀


Early in the month, our family traveled to a town a few hours away to visit some good friends of ours and to start of some evangelical meetings there. We stayed for a couple of days, and had a really good time!

A bunch of us got up early(ish) in the morning to go hiking with our friends in the mountains Ok, large hills by the town. We hiked for a couple of miles, but it felt like longer, as some parts weren’t super easy going. It was loads of fun though! The little kids did a great job keeping up. 😄

The view was really pretty from the top!!

Later that afternoon we played soccer until we were tired out, and then they taught us a Mexican game that I forget the name of…. It was kinda similar to baseball, but also quite different. I don’t even know how to play baseball. But they told me it was similar, so. Lol!

After that we rested, and watched the kids get wet and muddy, and catch toads. It was really hot and dry, so the water felt good. 😂

That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. 🙂 We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. 😄 It was a really good time!!


I can’t think of any other major events or anything that happened after that, so here are a few random photos for you guys. 😀

James and Me!
Mom and the youngest kids doing school
Andy and a garter snake he caught

Some pictures of our family on a walk. I got carried away taking pictures with my brother’s camera. The selfie stick was fun, lol! I won’t post all the pictures (there were a lot XD), but here are a couple of the best ones.

Dad doing a Bible study with some friends of ours in the mountains
Dad and a few of the kids at a restaurant during a border trip

In August I…

Read:

  1. Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
  2. Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  3. Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
  4. Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
  5. Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
  6. Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)

Bible:

~Numbers

~Ecclesiastes

~Lamantations

~Job

~Psalms

~Luke

I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!

Blog Posts:

~July 2021, Recap

~Advertisement/Review Opportunity

~My New Laptop (+ Some Random Memes to make this Post more Interesting)

~“Graphics by Josie” Etsy Shop Review!

~September Bullet Journal Set Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your August? Do you have any plans for September?

June 2021, Recap!

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June 2021, Recap!

Hello my dear blog readers! I hope this post finds you well, and in good spirits. And if not, it is my great hope that this post will bestow unto you joy and pleasure, and that you may leave happy and contented.

Ok, that was slightly weird, but hey, it’s true. (Even if it is worded in a slightly unique manner.) Lol!!😂

Anyway!! Am I the only one who is sitting here in shocked silence, because JUNE IS OVER?! I am currently speechless, but at least I can still type. We’re half way done with 2021! Crazy!! BUT EXCITING!!!

The month of June went very well (for the most part) for us. Save one aspect, which I will discuss at a later juncture. (I don’t know why I keep talking like this, LOL! Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading old books…? Ok, yeah probably. Deal with it.) 🤣

So here I am, at 5:25 in the afternoon, drinking ice tea and writing this blog post. 😀

~ Early in the month, we had some friends over for the day, which was fun! We played Apples to Apples, and… I won. XD (Not bragging, just stating the facts! LOL!!) We like to play that the cards you win are supposed to describe you… That can get pretty crazy, haha!!

What do y’all think? Do these words describe me??? 🤣

~I’ve been walking a lot lately. I try to get it 2 miles a day. (well sometimes…!) Listening to podcasts motivates me to actually do it. My favorite podcast to listen to is Revive our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. 😀

~We went to Colorado, for my Grandma’s 70th birthday party! That was a good trip, and a lot of fun! 😀

On the way we listening to Ranger Bill, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre (This Hiding Place), Lamplighters, and I listened to an audio book. (“The Lamplighter” It was really good!!)

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A couple of books I bought at a thrift store. Look how THICK!!! Can’t wait to read them!!

Playing Clue with my siblings 😀

Some very random pictures…! lol!

In June I….

Read:

~Children of the Angels by Maggie Joy (5 stars!)

~Billy Budd by Herman Mellville (3 stars)

~The Mark on the Door by Franklin Dixon (3 stars)

~The Clue in the Wall by Carolyn Keene (3 stars)

~Julia’s Last Hope by Janette Oke (5 stars)

~Loves Enduring Promises by Janette Oke (3.5 stars)

~Scout and the Flying Phantom by Piet Prinns

~ The Lamplighter my Maria Cummins (5 stars!)

~The Peacemaker by Ken Sande (5 Stars)

~Education-Does God have an Opinion by Israel Wayne

~How do we know the Bible is True? By Ken Ham and others (5 stars!)

Bible:

~Ezra

~Ezekiel

~Proverbs

~Hebrews

~Nehemiah

~Daniel

~Nahum

~Habbakuk

~Amos

(All 5 stars. Lol!)

Watched:

~The Pendragon (5 stars)

~Indescribable (5 Stars)

~Candle in the Dark (Also 5 stars) XD

Blog Posts:

June 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

Anne of Green Gables Quiz

May 2021, Recap

July 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

It was a super fun and happy month!! 😀 And I’m really excited for July!

Love,

Rosy 🌸 ❤️

Visiting our Grandparents (April, 2021)

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Hey everyone! I’m just popping in to tell you guys all about our trip to our grandparent’s house a couple of weeks ago. 😄 (I mentioned it briefly in THIS POST) 🙂 I showed y’all a few pictures, but I have a bunch more here for you guys!

Warning: This may be a long post, so get ready! XD

My grandparent’s live in the mountains of Coahuila, Mexico, about a days drive from our house. We left early in the morning (around 4:00 am, I think). And somehow I was actually able to doze on and off a bit between 5 and 6, which was nice! At around 7:30, we stopped at a burrito stand for breakfast. (If you know me, you know that’s my favorite part of any trip – getting burritos from one of those burrito stands on the side of the road.) Ok, maybe not my FAVORITE, but I love it. Don’t worry, being with my grandparents was much better.😉😂

Waiting for our burritos in Parral, Chihuahua 😁

After that, we settled down for our long journey, listening to the daring adventures of Ranger Bill along the way. (Ever since our friends, the Cooks, gave the audio drama to us, no trip has been complete without it!)😂

(Oh, and I forgot to mention, Lizzie brought her dog Jock. He actually did really well in the van.) 🙂

And this is how we entertain ourselves in the car… LOL! Poor dog! 🤣

After that, everyone had to try on the sunglasses. 😎

Bekah and I worked in our bullet journals for a while, despite the constant bumping and jostling of the car. (Mexican highways are so much bumpier than in the States) XD We didn’t end up doing for too long though, so we wouldn’t end up ruining our journals forever. 😂 But it was still fun!

Me. Taking a photo. In the gas station bathroom. Brilliant, I know! XD LOL.

After that, we spent the rest of our time reading, being weird and laughing too hard, singing to instrumental bluegrass hymns, being bored, and looking forward to getting there. 😀

I also found some neat photography opportunities at a couple of the gas stations. 😀 I really like how they turned out! 😀

My sister, Grace, tried taking a picture of me… The sun was so bright, it uh, didn’t exactly turn out…! 🤣 🤓 ☀️ So yeah, enjoy this super weird picture of me. 😉

Well, after driving for most of the day, we finally arrived!

The mountains around their house are so pretty!!! ❤️ ⛰

While there, my friend Carolina (Caro) came for a visit. It was so awesome to finally be here after being friends online for quite a while! 😀 We had a lot of fun together!!! 💕

Caro and I!

We took LOTS of pictures. I’m only showing you a few of them, haha!

Love this one!!!

And of course, we had to take at least 1 silly picture. Or 35. But I’ll save your guy’s sanity, and only show you one. 😉

Caro, Ruthie and I!
Abigail and I!

More fun pictures!

And more….!!! 😀 ❤

On Friday, we went to church, and my dad preached and led singing. 😄

After Church, we (SURPRISE) took even more pictures! Haha!

Caro and I! (well, our hands at least…!) Haha!

While we were there, my parent’s celebrated their 19th anniversary, and my Grandma, Aunt, Sisters and I set up a date night for them in the bedroom. 😀

I made this cards to put on their table. (And it was my first time using a real calligraphy pen, so that was super fun!) 😀

And yeah, I think that’s about it!

And, I just realized, I have no pictures with my grandpa, or grandpa! (How did that happen?!) 😲 Well, I love you very much Grandpa and Grandma, and I’m sorry I didn’t get pictures with you guys. To make up, I’ll just have to post this pictures from another 2019.

(I love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!) 💖

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. It was an awesome, super fun trip! ❤

Love,

Rosy 💖 🌻 🌈

May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

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May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

Hey everybody! I’m finally here with my May Bujo set up. 😀

This time I again tried to cut down on pages, even more than last time, to save pages and make my journal last longer. 😉 I did the whole thing in only a few pages! Thus, the whole set up didn’t take me as long as usual to complete, and I like it that way. (Because I don’t have time to spend 5 years working on spreads for one month. Haha!) 🤣

May’s theme is…..

Butterflys!!!

I’ve been wanted to use this as a theme, well, ever since I bought some really pretty butterfly sticker on amazon. 😂

And yeah, let’s just get into it!! 😀

The May cover page is similar to my April cover page. I just liked it so much, I had to do it again! I really love how it turned out – it looks so cheerful and spring-y!! 💙 🦋

Next up, are my goals for May, my word of the month (Servant), habit tracker, and mood tracker. I told you guys I was using less pages! Normally, each of those would take a whole page, haha!

Now we have maybe my favorite page (it’s tied with all the other pages), my book tracker, and a Line a Day. (Where I simply write a line about my day, each day.) 😀

A few more trackers (Social tracker, Bible Reading, and Goals and Rewards. And yes, I know that I haven’t finished the Goals and Rewards section. Still trying to think of rewards! Any ideas???)

After that, the only spread left to share is my daily spread. Super simple and functional. 😀

And that’s it for my bullet journal this month, folks! I hope you guys enjoyed!


And there’s just one more thing I wanted to add in. This has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this post, but a few days ago when I posted my April Recap, I missed something very important! Some thing that was a lot of fun, and I don’t know how I ever could have ever missed it! Lol. XD

So I’m just going to call this section, April Recap, Part 2. 😂

Around mid-April, our family went with another family up to the mountains to visit another family. (Ok sorry, that was a slightly confusing sentence! Just read it again, until you get it.) 😉 LOL!

We went with the Garcia family, and we visited a man named Juan and his family, who lives a few hours away, far from civilization. (Well, not really far, but it feels far since it takes so long to get there because of the roads, lol!)

We got there for around lunch time, and we brought hot dogs for lunch. We used our special invention to cook them over the fire. (our special invention being chicken wire, which we lay about 20 hot dogs on top of, over the fire, to cook a bunch of them at once and save time!) XD If that didn’t make sense, see the photo below. I’m sorry, I’m bad at explaining things. LOL! 😂

After lunch, we all decided do go on a hike. We drove a little ways to a good starting place, and then off we went!

The Mountains are so pretty!!

Selfie with my water bottle. Why? I don’t know. All I know, is that it was gone in like the next three strides, and I had no more water the rest of the way. LOL!

On the way, we came across this wall/cliff made of white sand. Everyone else probably thought, “oh, a wall of White sand! Cool, and bye.” but Lizzie and I thought, “Oh, a wall of white sand! LET’S CLIMB IT!” So we did.

(And I definitely did not rip my skirt twice in the process…. Don’t worry, it’s fixed now) 😉 🤣

We got stuck half way to the top, and couldn’t go any farther because there were no branches to hang on to. So we did the next logical thing, and slid all the way to the bottom (Filling our shoes with dirt) and into the tiny stream below (thereby filling them with water. THEREBY! We were muddy.) LOL! 😂 🤣

After walking 37 miles (or 1 1/2 I guess maybe), we reached our destination – a small (but large for the area) pool of water. 😀

After spending a little while there, talking and wading in the water *trying* to catch the fish, we headed back.

(And I most certainly was not so thirsty on the way back that I drank some of the stream water.) Hey, it was (mostly) clear!!! LOL! 🤣🤣🤣

When we got back to Juan’s house, we had a little bit of Bible reading and singing time which was great. 😀

Philip and Me

And there y’all have it, folks! 😀 It was a great time, and believe me, we got home tired, lol! XD I hope you guys enjoyed the photos, and I’ll see you in my next post! I hope everyone is having a great day. 💕

I’m off to make some cheese! 😂 🧀

~Rosy 💖 🌻

A Condensed Version of the Month of May

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May is over!!! And it’s June (almost)! We are almost halfway through the year! (I think the halfway mark is July 1.) Time is flying like crazy. So, anyway, here are a bunch of pictures that should mostly sum up the month of May.

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Aww! My little bro James is the most adorable child! Here he is, drawing a picture.

Our family took a trip up to the mountains where my dad often goes to preach. That was the first time that our whole family has a gone up there!

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Playing and visiting after the service

 

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A mother’s day picture. My mom is the 4th person from the beginning.

 

Our dog gave us a cat. Well, sort of… More like she brought us a cat. She just strutted into the yard carrying a little black thingy that looked like a rat… Which turned out to actually be a kitten who wasn’t really cute until she was a lot older… My sister claimed her, and took care of her. She is named Spark.

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Here she is now with my sister, Gracie. 

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My brother Andy showing off his humungous muscles.

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This is from a photoshoot I took of myself using self-timer on my camera.

 

We finally gave away all our puppies!!! We started out with ten of them, and after they were older were a huge annoyance…. Dad tried to sell them, but nobody would buy them, so he just gave them away. Lol, we are all relieved! We did keep one pup, whom we named Emma.

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Here are the puppies before they were given away. They are by the front door, waiting for some unsuspecting human to open it, so they can bound right in…

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I journaled quite a bit. Don’t you think the journal is pretty? A friend gave it to me! (:

Here are a few quotes from the story I’m currently working on.

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Last week was my younger sister, Lizzie’s 11th birthday. Pictures aren’t good, because I forgot to actually look at my camera…

She got water balloons for her birthday, so we had a water balloon fight. There were 100 balloons, but the fight lasted about 4 1/2 minutes. And when it was finished, nobody was actually really wet, just the ground. Lizzie and Andy just weren’t satisfied, so so dumped a few buckets of water on their heads… (:

 

Andy throwing a water balloon at Dad

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This is my by far my favorite picture that I took… (:

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Photo-shoot of my shadow… lol.

Last thing, I made a video about our trip to the mountains. Here it is! (Please ignore by weird face expression! (;)

 

Well, that’s about all I can think of for now! Thanks for reading this, and btw, I love comments! 😉

How did your month go?

 

Trip to Couihila, Part 3- Scenery

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Trip to Couihila, Part 3- Scenery

Hey guys! I’m so sorry it me so long to get the third and last part of this blog post series down here. But anyway, as I said in the last post, the scenery at my grandparent’s house was… 😮😶… Amazingly amazing. And, as I also said before, my pictures totally do not do it justice.

“Come, behold the works of the Lord” Psalm 46:8

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Random pictures of barbed wire!😂

 

Pictures of Flowers

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“For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?” Deuteronomy 3:24

“There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.” Psalm 46:8

Well, that’s it for now. I have a several ideas for blog posts soon. So, stay tuned!😀

 

 

Trip to Couihila Part 1: Time with Relatives

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For those of you who are wondering, Coauhuila is a state here in Mexico. That’s also the state where I was born!

I am planning to break this trip up into a few parts (I’m not sure how many yet!), and write about it over the next few days. (That includes pictures, of course!)

So, we left a few weeks ago, on Monday, at about 4:00 am. We drove all day (almost), and arrived at my grandparents house at about 4:00 pm. We had a good time visiting, and catching up.

Mom with my Grandma, and Dad with my Grandpa and Uncle.

Walking with Uncle Benjamin to watch him feed his horse.

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Playing on the big, concrete slide that my grandpa made. The lady in the black and white striped shirt is my aunt Ruth.

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Mom wasn’t too thrilled about this…

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This is a funny picture! He looks like he’s hitting her, but he’s not. I’m not sure what he was really doing…

Lizzie and Abigail washing dishes. Then Lizzie took a silly selfie with my camera.

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Devotions and singing.

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Lots of games.

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Dad playing the Banjitar. That’s a cross between a banjo and a guitar.

Uncle Timothy and Susy.

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The room that we all slept in.

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I found the title to this book really funny!

Here is a quote from my 9 year old aunt Abigail.

“Rosy, you know, you’re lucky! Not everyone gets to hold their aunt on their lap!”

On the next part, I will post pictures of Family Camp!

A Condensed Version of the Month of March

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And I thought I was late last month! Well, lately has been pretty busy. (Isn’t it always?!) Well, March was busy. Two birthdays, a week long trip, puppies, and a neat concert. So, I’ll take them each one by one.

Birthdays

Mom and Ruthie both had birthdays this month. I didn’t get pictures of Mom’s birthday, but I did of Ruthie’s. Both of their birthday’s were actually at my grandparents house, which I will talk about later in this post, but we celebrated Ruthie’s when we got home. She turned six. And, just for fun, here is a link to the blog post I did a few years ago for her 4th Birthday!

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A Week Long Trip

We took a trip to our Grandparent’s house last week. We spent a few days with just us and then, during which we… Celebrated Christmas. I’m not joking! We literally couldn’t find a good time to get together between then and Christmas! After a few days, we went to family camp, which my grandparents do. They are missionaries in Mexico too, in another state. Here are a few pictures from the trip. I am planning on doing a much longer post on that topic later. I took a lot of pictures on that trip.. Including what I deleted, I probably took around 1000 of them! As you can see, from the second to top picture, I got really sunburnt… Like, really…

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New Puppies

Our dog, Velvet, just had puppies a few weeks ago. The puppies are really cute. I took a lot of pictures, but here are two of the better ones. And I only photographed one of the puppies so far.

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A concert

When we heard that the Bontrager Family singers were going to have a concert at our church in AZ, we were all wishing that we could go so bad. That afternoon, I asked Dad what we were planning on doing that night. He said “We’re going to the Bontrager’s concert.”. Wha…??? Well, it turns out that the Bontrager were here in Couhtemoc right then! They were doing a concert here before they moved on to AZ! So, we ended up seeing the Bontragers after all. And I made friends with one of her daughters who is about my age!

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Well, that’s about it for March. And be on the look out for more posts soon! I have about 7 ideas right now…

Bonus

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Here is a family picture that I snapped real quick (I used a timer.) when we were taking a  video of us singing happy birthday to my grandpa.

A Trip to the Border

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A Trip to the Border

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Dad, Bekah, Ruthie and I went on a trip to the Border (as the title indicates…). It’s about five to six hours there, depending on how many of our family are going.😉

We got up early on Tuesday morning, at about 4:30 and left at about 5:00.

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This is what the lights of Cuauhtemoc (where we live) look like when the car hits a bump… It was the best I could do on a dirt road.

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More lights.

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We ate somewhere around 7:30. Breakfast was peanut butter sandwiches and oranges Lizzie made the night before. (She didn’t make the oranges, though.)

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We stopped at Oxxo, and Dad got some Coffee to keep himself awake.

*Skips a few hours…*

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When we reached the border, the line wasn’t too long, thankfully.

While we were waiting, I photographed the Mexican flag.

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We made it across uneventfully, and we were soon zooming down the road in New Mexico. I don’t know if you can see it very well, but El Paso is right up against that mountain, in Texas.

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The city on our side of that big red X is El Paso, and on the other side is a city in Mexico. Don’t ask me what the X stands for…

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Dad put his hat on backwards.🤣

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The clouds were so pretty!!!

 

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And this is a picture of me… eating a grape?

The building where we get our mail.

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Opening boxes, so that we can fit everything into the car.

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This is… the building next to the building where we get our mail. I was bored…

While I was waiting in the car, I also took some pictures of planes going by, using my zoom lens.

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El Paso Sky-line

In the evening, we went out to eat at Chilis with a friend, and then we went to a Bible study with him. We stayed in the home of one of the families from the study. In the morning, we got up at about 5:30, and left at around 6:00.

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This is the rosing sun, through our dirty car window.

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“Welcome to Chihuahua-The big state” Chihuahua is the name of the state in Mexico that we live in. It’s the biggest state.

We made it back across the border with no problems, again, praise God. And then we were on our way home!

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“Don’t leave us!!!”

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Scenery on the road. It got really pretty in some places. Well, in most places!

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Getting closer to home.

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Almost home! You can see the big white van.🙂

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Our house. Complete with a few bikes strewn here and there…

 

Homecoming hugs and kisses☺️

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Aww, my sweet brother Philip! (My sweet, dirty brother Phillip!…)

What about you? Do you like car trips? What do you like to do to pass the time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiters from Kansas

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In the month of November, we had a wonderful time with a few people from Kansas. Mr. Hobbs came with Peter and Elaine Cook. It was great to get to visit with them.

The picture below was on Sunday, and we went one a two hour walk. When we finally arrived at our destination, (the dump…) Mr. Hobbs took our picture for us. The houses in he background are part of our neighborhood.

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↑Mr. Hobbs was great with the kids, and they loved him!↑

Elaine and I had a fun time together, visiting and photo-shooting each other.

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Gathering up the left over beans from a field. Don’t ask why. (:

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We had a great time with them! (We are begging them to come back…)

Until next time,

Rosy J. Marr