Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Memphis ...

Memphis is still to this day one of my favorite cities! We got to go up there for a very dear friend's wedding! My sister and I love traveling so we were glad to get out of this little bitty town! But, of course, I was still sick when we left Friday at four a.m. And then I was experiencing a bout of car sickness ... YUCK! But by the time we got to Memphis I was feeling better. I got to drive into the city because everyone else was tired of driving. So I took my turn driving and ended up making a few Memphians mad! They were all yelling! LOL! Hey, and I drive good so I don't know what their problem was with me.

Anyways, we went to the rehearsal ('cause my sister was in the wedding) and we saw a couple of people who we knew. And then we went back to the hotel (after I convinced them to stop and eat at Steak n Shake! Hehe!). While I was unpacking my clothes and getting every thing out that I was going to wear I realized that I had left my black shirt behind. And I had to wear it the next day! So I called my sister and was like, "Guess what?" And, well, you know me ... I have to be dramatic! So I started yelling, "I don't have anything to wear tomorrow. I'm not going!" And I slam down the phone! Yeah, that's me in my dramatic moments! Oh, a funny thing was that my sister had actually left her bridesmaid dress at her house. But the good thing was that she remembered when we were only an hour away so she was able to go back and get it! Don't you just love forgetting things when you go out of town? NOT!

Anyways, the wedding was so beautiful! It made me want to cry! I am so happy that Amber got a good husband! She is one of those girls who is a genuine good person, beautiful on the inside and out. I mean, have you ever met one of those people who you just can't say anything bad about them? Well, that's her! I am so glad that I have friends like that! So a big shout out to W.D. and Amber Hilton! YAY!

Me ... fortunately I had my brown shirt with me. So I wore that instead of my black shirt that got left behind!

My beautiful sister and I.

Amber and her new husband shining! Well, I say that like she had an old husband ... which she didn't! :D

Me and the bride!

David and Kristen.

It was rather funny because Kristen had to sit at the table for all of the people who were in the wedding. So since David and I didn't know anyone we just sat together. So this girl was asking us all kinds of questions about where we were from. I turned to David and said, "Tell her that we're not married because I think she thinks I'm your wife!" It was so funny!! Hahaha!

Me again! Yes, I know y'all love to see my smiling face! ;)

A beautiful building!

Okay, we got into some not so pretty sides of Memphis. It was weird because there were all of these restaurants right by our hotel. But when we'd search for a certain restaurant on the GPS it would take us all the way across town to the ghetto! So we kept turning around like, "Uhhh, I don't think we should go down there!" I guess I am just a chicken. But I have a friend who lives in Memphis and he always tells me how dangerous it is so I keep that in my head!

We went to the zoo! I didn't even know that Memphis had a zoo. After all of these years that I have visited that place and I didn't even have a clue! And it was a beautiful zoo with pretty animals!

I thought this sign was cute! I was halfway through reading it and then I was like, "OHH, look, they have a word for every letter of the alphabet! ... Take a picture!"

TIGERS! My favorite animals in the world (well, besides wolves!).

Yes, I slowed down long enough to smell the flowers ... and they stunk!

Ain't goats so adorable?! I want one!

Kristen rubbing the Buddha for good luck!

A cool ... big lizard. Hmm, I have momentarily forgotten what they are called. :(

This is why I go to zoos!! To see the Pandas!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

That Time Of The Year

Well, it's been quite awhile since I've written. I was going to post last week and then I got sick for three days (which was not fun 'cause I was like totally out of it). And then right after that we went to a friend's wedding in Memphis. So now I am forced to update with "old" news!

Every February Pastor Trevino comes down to Toluca to visit us. It's a tradition he started back when we moved to Toluca. So every year he comes down and usually brings some pastors with him. The past couple of years he has started bringing youth (which is really fun)!

This year there was a really good turn out at church. Lots of visitors showed up. And someone received the Holy Ghost every night! One of the people that received the Holy Ghost is someone who I have prayed for a long time! And all of the youth were renewed! God is so good! Oh, and the Wakefields from Puebla went to one of the services (I wish I had been there to hang out!!)!

Bro. Loa and Elder Wakefield! The missionarys of Mexico! It's always nice to know that we have fellow missionarys just across Mexico City!

Bro. Curtis Wakefield (also one of the missionarys of Mexico!).

Bro Wilson was there too!

All of the preachers that were there!

The girls who were there! Daisy, Cathy, Nicole, Bethany, Teresa, and Mary!

They had kid's church! So all of the kids loaded up in the church van to go over to our old church building!

The girls from Pastor Trevino's church aquishing in the van with the kids!

Teresa and Rosita!

Yaoska and the girls.

The kids!


The girls getting what they really needed ... more of God!!

Bro. Sosa!

Pastor Trevino!

Christopher (Bro Sosa's son) on the drums!

Bro. Marti

Bro. Aguilar

It looks like they had such a great time! I so wish I could've been there for it! Oh well! Some things in life cannot be helped! :D


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Forgot ...

Oh, yes! I knew there was something that I wanted to say! If you read my blog could you please follow me! I like to know who all reads this thing! ... Please ... I am on my knees typing right now! Yes, I am that pathetic! Hehe!

Smile everyone!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


So I am beginning to grow weary of the dullness around here. SIGH! I am so ready to go back home. I am a tired of being cooped up in this house! I feel like quoting Patrick Henry, " ... but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" ... Okay, that may be a bit dramatic for the current situation! But, seriously, I am about to die from being so bored! Somebody save me! The only thing I have to look forward to is that we are going to a friend's wedding next week! Yay! We will be geting out of this little town and going to a big city ... at last! Lol!

Okay, so I just thought I'd complain for a minute ... mostly to have something to do! But I will be posting soon about the special services in Toluca that they are having right now with Pastor Trevino and a few other pastors. So keep checking back! :D

Peace & Love,

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snowflakes Fallin' On My Head ...

So guess what! It snowed a little itsy bitsy teeny tiny bit here. I was so excited! Snow makes me smile! I miss snow so much in Mexico since it does not snow there. So the few times that I have been back to the US in the winter I get excited when it snows! But, alas, it already stopped and it barely covered the ground. Oh well. It's cute anyways!

I was hugging the snow!

Kris ... my dorky sister!

So we were standing outside (at like 12:30 and we were blowing into the air!) SO I said, "Hey, you think it'd come out in a picture?" So I take one and we think it's all cool!

And then I asked Kris if she wanted one like that too. And she says, "I probably don't have enough hot air!" So we tested it! She obviously had plenty of hot air!

David and Kris being goofy!

So, anyways snow makes me smile!
Peace & Love
Miss Sunshine