Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clean Up On Aisle 3

While up at JBU, we were able to visit with Gary some.

Gary got a summer job at Walgreens!  Yipee!  This was perfect for his personality type.  He is helpful and courteous.  He works behind the photo desk.  When it is slow, he does "re-stocking" and clean ups.

What a great guy....Who would have thought all those years watching Isabel in Bolivia sweep and mop the floor, would pay off?

JBU Stuff

A couple weeks ago, Glenn and I helped with the
International student
MK (Missionary kid) 
Move In day.  We helped with registration, handing out directions, water and answering questions.

We helped with new freshman Move In also, 2 days later.
This was all followed by PAC (Parent Association Council) meetings.
This year Glenn and I serve as Presidents of the PAC.  We'll be helping out with Family weekend in February.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where's Waldo?

Can you identify my friends along the way?
(Oklahoma and Arkansas)

 It was great to get a quick tour of the base.
Don't forget to take your socks and pillow to the delivery room!
Braum's Icecream, was pretty good!
 Where is Schnookie?
Thanks for lunch!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our DTS Son-In-Law

Karen's husband, Thomas, is hitting the books again.  Today, August 19, he begins at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He is sooooo excited!  And we're happy for him too.

Karen has started a new job teaching high school students at 2 different Mesquite ISD schools.  She'll be teaching American Sign Language.  It is offered as one of the 'foreign language' choices.
Thomas, Glenn, Karen and Grandma Vi

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3 Month Road Trip

Glenn and I are taking a short "Home Assignment" from mid-August to mid-November.  Our plans are to cultivate new prayer and financial support and reconnect with those who already are on our support team especially outside of the Dallas area.

Our Tentative schedule
August 17 - 23 Ok and Ark (JBU Parent Association Council)
August 25 - Sept 3 Portland, Oregon to LA, California

If you live along our "route", give us a call, we'd love to visit with you.
214 500 7826/Glenn's cell
214 500 7626/Judy's cell
Sept 6  - 17 AL, TN, Atlanta*, NC and Va
*Sept 11 - Open House in Marietta, GA area (if you live nearby, contact us...we'd love to see you)
Set 18 - 27 WV, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, NE, CO
Sept 28 - Oct 1 Pastor to Missionaries Conference at YMCA of Rockies
Oct 2-9 Estes Park, CO with Judy's parents
Oct 14-18 Kansas City, Mo

Oct 20 - 30 FL
Nov  6-17 DC and PA

Blog posting ~ for the next few months, you will see my postings about our travels as we visit friends all across the USA intermixed with postings of Guatemala also!  Enjoy.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pink and Yellow Flower

I noticed this flower in our back yard that couldn't decide if it wanted to be

Monday, August 09, 2010

123,456 Odometer Reading

As we were driving from Guatemala City to Panajachel the other day, we were just about 5 kilometers shy of Chimaltenango and we had to pull over and take a photo of our odometer.

123,456 kilometers which is the equivalent to 77,160 miles on our 2002 Toyota HiAce van.

Some little known facts about our van.
Auto Pilot
#1 is Guatemala Airport
#2 is Panajachel, Guatemala
The van does not have any heat 
Although it is a 12 passenger van, Glenn has had 20 "gringos" in the van in Antigua.


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Magnets Galore


For the past several days, I've been working on some "magnet" projects.

Hot Glue Gun
Magnet Strips
Guatemalan Dolls

3 Days later....
450 magnets
to share with friends and family in the next few months.


Friday, August 06, 2010

Sharon and Pops

Last weekend we hosted Sharon R, for the weekend.  She is currently studying Spanish in Antigua, however welcomed the relaxing weekend in our home.  She especially enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on FB, blog and emails.
Besides visiting the Sink Hole we also showed Sharon the Relief Map.

Of course we had to introduce her to "Pops" icecream!  Can't get better than this.

Feel free (with permission) to go to her blog and follow her journey


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Sink Hole {Cinco} Part 3

 I guess we really didn't let this yellow tape stop us.

I was quite surprised that the police allowed us so close to the sink hole.
Even more surprised that they wanted their pictures taken.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Sink Hole {Cinco} Part 2

Going to the famous "sink hole" is now on our tour when we introduce friends to Guatemala. 

On Sunday, we stopped by and asked the PTM (military police) if we could walk to the edge of the sink hole.  Obviously, the answer was "No", but then we asked if the kind gentleman would take my camera over to the edge of the sink hole and take a few shots.

Sharon, Brian, and Janelle enjoyed the special tour.

click here to read about our first time we found the Sink Hole back on June 24, 2010
{to be continued}