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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

good times bad times

Man it's been so tough here lately! I've been getting so frustrated and overwhelmed. This morning was the worst. I woke up feeling worn out. And like I couldn't handle anything. I was just thinking about all the things I didn't have and all the things I was missing. And how stupid I was to think I could ever learn Spanish (so negative, I know)! I took the kids to Costco to feed everyone and get a diet coke. As we were walking over to sit down there is this American family. We start talking and they tell me they are Christian missionaries from Houston and they have been here 4 years. They live pretty close to us. They have 4 kids, it took them a year to get the basics of Spanish and they are still not perfect at it but pretty good. 
They totally reminded me of some Christian missionaries I had met along time ago at our orphanage at Casa de Elizabeth. As we talked I started remembering all the exciting things Amron and I want to do when I learn Spanish; orphanages, medical missions...that sort of thing. 
When I got home and put the kids down for a nap I had a chance to read my scriptures and this stood out to me, "he did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause us that we should hope for our deliverance in him." Alma 58:11
This scripture really helped me. There is no way I can do any of this without him. I don't even want to try. I'm so greatful to be here in Mexico learning these things. I just need to remember that these days will pass and enjoy them and learn and grow. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

chalkboard wall

The place we live in now is the place we want to be for the next 4 years so i'm trying to make it cozy and ours. When the people who we are renting from showed us the house they went on and on about how they loved this new wall paper they just put up. And I just painted black over it. I'm a horrible person. 

When Amron saw the room he was like, "wow I even like the poster." haha

I want to put a cute quote by the pics of the kids. Something like "I love when you are asleep". Or, "you make more messes then normal."

I've been obsessed with chalkboard paint so hopefully this helps get that out of my system.

Thursday, August 23, 2012



this little town is just across the freeway from us and its "real" Mexico. sometimes in our neighborhood i forget where we are. we watched Nacho Libre the other night and it totally resembled this place! we get our water here and lots of our produce. 

Graham got sick the other day, poor boy. 

iphone pics:

so excited i could cry!

the boys got hair cuts here for about $3 each,

She styled them a little funny! but did a pretty good job with the cuts!

girls night at the movies! so needed and so fun

breakfast buffet on a saturday morning $5 for all you can eat

Paige's new boyfriend airing up our tires. Seriously Paige, I got his number for you.

morning hair

working on my chalkboard wall

Graham's new friend Kylee 

at the preschool he was going to go to but now we are waiting until next year.

we don't have bath :(


i've been trying to drive a lot here and i've gotten lost so much. 

i've been cooking a ton. like almost every meal?! 

we go to costco a lot. 

Sadie is sweet.

Pastries. Too good!

This week has been hard and good. I feel like I'm getting more settled in and figuring more things out. I'm also realizing how much work it's going to be here and how I really, really need to learn Spanish. I figured by just living in Mexico I would pick it up. But no, it's going to be lots of hard work. I'm excited tho!