This and That (and a sneak peek)

by Jim on 4 December 2013

I’m working on getting our photo gallery back up, for those who like to see our pictures.  We recently had some technical difficulties here at our website, and since I was already thinking of rebuilding the gallery I finally decided to do it instead of importing all of the old stuff.

I will eventually put a lot of the old photos back in – but I’m starting from the present and working my way back.  We’ll see how that goes! :)

Anyway, since I haven’t been blogging a lot about what’s been going on, I thought I’d briefly write about a few things and then give you a sneak peek at the gallery.

So – what has been happening in the last month or so?

Well, I told you about Shari’s cake decorating class – you’ll see pictures of that in the album.  Of course there has been Bible studies and parties and school for the kids – same as always.

Oh!  In November we took off to Mexico City and went to the Mexican Antique Toy Museum.  It was pretty cool.  I think I’d like to go again and have a tour – I’m sure there are a lot of interesting stories behind those toys.

Anyway, there are a few pictures from that.

As the month of November went on we endured – noise!  Late night parties, and – well, the people in the other side of our duplex are doing some construction.  BANG BANG BANG – sometimes all day.  At times we thought they would come right through the wall!

And actually – they did!  See these big holes in our wall?

Holes in our wall

They were sure the wall was thicker than that.  Uh huh.

They were pounding a lot yesterday – so far we have a reprieve today…

In late November we got together with other Camino missionaries in Mexico for a conference.  Our team led a time of worship in the first session, which was fun but a little tricky because we weren’t together to practise until that day.

It was cold this year.  Nathanael and Hannah tried to go swimming a bit – but the fact is it’s hard to swim in an unheated pool when it’s so cold you can see your breath.

So now we’re back in Ixtapaluca.  We’re trying to reach our goals for home schooling so that we can take some time off over Christmas.

And we’re looking forward to a wedding on Saturday – one of our pastor’s daughters is marrying a man from our church.  Hannah gets to be involved in the wedding, so that means dresses and hairstyles and all stuff like that there.

There’s lots more coming up in December – but I’ll quit for now.

Gallery icons

Oh, the gallery!  You can check out photos from November right now in our Recent Shots… album.

By the way, I added a new feature that seems to be working at the moment.  You can click the little calendar image on the right and select photos by date.  How cool is that?

Since you’re previewing the gallery, you can let me know if everything is working. :)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Grandma C. December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

The photo gallery seems to be in good working order. I’d love to see the toy museum, especially the miniatures.

Your neighbours actually banged right through your wall? Yikes! I gather you talked to them about it.

Sorry to hear about all the noise you’ve been enduring. “Good missionary training.” Ha! Ha!

Hannah, you must be excited about being in the wedding! I’m looking forward to seeing you all dressed up for it!

Jim December 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Actually, we took the picture of the miniatures just for you! :)

Grandma C. December 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Just for me? Aww thanks!

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