Monday, August 16, 2010

What's New?

This past weekend we were fortunate enough to have Bro. Wilson and his family with us here in Toluca! We hung out with them for a few days and had a lot of fun! We took them up to see this place up in the mountains where the Otomi Indians make handmade rugs. I really enjoyed it. I had never actually listened to the man that takes us on the tour of the workshops. This time I listened though.

Here is a list of facts. 1. The workers work eight hours a day. 2. It takes forty days to finish one meter (approximately three feet) of the rug. 3. It takes them two months to finish a big rug. 4. Each big rug has about one hundred and forty thousand knots (they tie every strand that they weave in into a knot). Are these boring facts or what? I cannot believe that I remembered them!

A big thanks to the Wilsons for stopping by here! I had lots of fun with Cassia (although I am sort of an old ladyish, boring girl). I am glad to have made a new friend!

Bro. Wilson preaching!

Sis. Wilson playing the altar call.


Cassia & I at the place where the Indians sale handmade rugs!

The pretty rugs!

This rug cost three thousand dollars!

The workshop.

I love green!!

A humongous boulder in the middle of the road!

Sheep in the road!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Random Pictures!

Some nice ... plants. This is on a decent side of town.

This is a "glorieta" they have a ton of these in Mexico. This one is Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus).

Another one!

A building downtown that I think is pretty!

An "indian" playing his instrument. All he was doing was strumming it ... like no music, just "BRUMM, BRUMM, BRUMM." Lol!

Our House

I had a request to post some pictures of our house. So that's what you will see on here this time. It is not a big house at all. And we don't have everything all together yet and so my mother did not want me to take pictures. That is the reason why I only have like five! But, anyways, enjoy!

The living room/dining room/computer room/school room (for Jake).

The kitchen. In Mexico most houses do not have cabinets. So we do not have cabinets.

My dad's office.

The stairway.

Missionary's Israel & Karen Loa! :) ... I love my parents!

R.I.P. Spongy

Today was a sad day. Our rabbit, Spongy, died. We had him for five years and now he has gone to meet his maker. Lol. Okay, I am hoping that animals will go to heaven. You know, so that I can see all of my old cats and hamsters and guinea pigs again someday! :)

Spongy while he was alive. *sniff* ... he was such a good rabbit (And I just remembered that I said that I would put a picture of him up one day ... too bad that I only remembered to do it after he died).

Dead ... okay, I figured most people wouldn't want to see him dead which is why I didn't get close up. But I had to take one last picture. I feel guilty for never having paid him much attention. :(

Spongy, you will be greatly missed!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Out With The Bestie!

This past weekend my best friend here in Mexico came over to stay at my house for three days! We had lots of fun! When I actually sit back and think about it, it is really weird. I never thought that one day I would live in Mexico and have my friends over here. I never thought I would speak Spanish and actually have fun! It’s really amazing!

Lupita and I decided that instead of sitting around in my room all day and playing computer games that we were actually going to do something different. So we got up at 10:30 Saturday morning to go to thw WalMart (we got up really late because we stayed up almost all night talking). We went out to catch a taxi in front of my house. We waited there forever. It’s crazy. When you aren’t looking for a taxi a million of them pass by, but when you need one they are no where to be found.

When we finally found a taxi Lupita asked him how much he would charge to take us to WalMart in Metepec. He said thirty-five pesos (a little less than three dollars and fifty cents). So we climbed in. Once we were in inside he asked us, “That store by the mall? You mean the new one?” I am sitting there thinking, “New? WalMart isn’t new.” So when we finally arrived I realized why he had asked us that. He took us to a totally different store. So Lupita, all embarrassed, decided that she wasn’t going to tell him that he had made a mistake. So we get out and have to walk all of the way to WalMart. :)

In the end it all turned out okay, except for all of the blisters on my feet (when will I ever learn to stop wearing high heels other than at church?). We bought everything that we needed to make a French meal. We got home and spent all night cooking. We were like zombies walking around because we were very tired. But we made Ratatouille, Steak, Baguettes, and Crepes. I must say that the only things that actually came out good were the Crepes. I certainly won’t be dying to go to France anytime soon. :)

To top off my good weekend we had an amazing service Sunday night at church. Thank God for blessings and good friends!

Lupis & I practicing French.

Eating ice-cream (if there's one thing we never lack in our refrigerator ... it's ice-cream)!

We were trying to look like nerds ... I'm not really sure if we were successful though!

Us in the taxi!

At WalMart!

Why did we want to make a vegetable dish? I hate vegetables! :D

Our stuff ... we even got some Dr Pepper to go with it!

Making the Baguettes! It was lots of fun!

Cutting the bell peppers (neither me or her like cooking!).

The vegetable monster from outer space! Lol!

The ratatouille ... it doesn't look that appetizing, does it?

Okay, let's get this over with!

Yeah, it was bad!

Shocking! I woke up this morning and my hair was gray!

She definitely looks better with gray hair than I do. I look just like my Grandma ... not saying that she looks bad! Haha!

Our last picture together, outside church after an awesome, Holy Ghost filled service!