Sunday, January 31, 2010

30 Year Cruise

Last week, Glenn treated me to a 30 year cruise.  That part is a Joke. It did not last for 30 years, it was to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary! We went to the Eastern Caribbean.  We started off in Miami, then stopped in  Dominican Republic, Tortola BVI  Antigua, Barbados and finally St. Kitts.  Each island was unique in character, culture and customs.
For the next few days, I'll be "blogging" about our trip.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wedding Shots 30 years ago

Sherrie and me
Beverly holding Brian (who is now nearly 31 years old)
me and my mom
Leaving for our honeymoon. We flew out on Delta Airlines (honeymoon pass, as I worked as a reservationist for Delta back then), to San Juan Puerto Rico and then onto St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

This is the last of the wedding photos! Its been fun to walk down Memory Lane.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Family Shots

Rick, me, Sherrie and Ronnie
with Glenn's parents
with my parents, known today as Grandmommy and Grandddady

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bridal Party

Glenn with the groomsmen - my brother Ronnie, Bruce Crawford (does anybody know where he is?) and Ken Isles (lost contact with him too) and Glenn's childhood friend from Mexico days, Tom Beekman.
Glenn with the Bridal party -(l to r) my sister, Sherrie, Pat Adams Jones, Donna Strickenberger Brown (I see her every 5 years at HS reunion) and Lisa LeRouax Irvin all were gradeschool - highschool friends of mine

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Cake

We had a delicious wedding cake. MaryAnn Sherman made the chocolate grooms cake - which by the way was so good, we never got a piece of it. Jan 19, 1980

More photos in the next few days!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 1980

My dad proudly walked me down the isle on this day - 30 years ago today!

30 years ago today, Glenn and I were married at NBC. Note the 'afro' Glenn is sporting. I wore my sister-in-law's mother's dress. Beautiful lace. I loved it.

More photos to come in the next few days.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brunch at Casa Del Mundo

  • French Toast
  • Strawberry, pinapple and Banana Smoothie

For brunch, we road on the public boat to Casa Del Mundo.

A great place to relax and enjoy the scenery!

Check out their web site:  La Casa Del Mundo



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catching Flies

We stopped by Bob and Ann's house for a few minutes to visit his elderly parents and also Ann's mother.  As we walked through the back garden, we noticed that Bob's dad was really enjoying the sunshine.  He was fast asleep.

Bob's garden is Beautiful!

Bob's parents are so sweet.  They are adjusting to their new home environment here in Guatemala.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

LBN Construction Project

For those following the LBN construction project.... the front side on the street.  I love the stone work action going on here.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Antigua Trip

A Day spent in Antigua...

  • Visit with Paul and Ruth
  • Parking our van at Forrest and Carol's
  • Lunch at our favorite spot, Las Palmas (garlic fries, yum!)
  • Walking through the Arch street
  • Shopping at De Colores
  • Climbing on the ruins
  • Shopping in the market
Can't get better than this, spending time with Gary!


Friday, January 08, 2010

Going to the Dock

Our walk down to the public boat ramp was quite challenging. 

This wasn't the safest ramp down to the dock.

This ladder was placed over the "man hole" so no one would fall into it on the way to the dock. If you fell in you'd have to be rushed to the "doc" :)


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Cables X-Tremos

Zip-lining in Panajachel, Guatemala


check out the web site Nature Reserve (click on link) for more information.

Gary and Madison enjoyed the 20 minute walk up the trail.  They stopped to see spider monkeys and a beautiful waterfall.  I stayed back to finish my cross stitch project.  We've taken many friends here to zip-line, including my sister, nephew Kyle and now Gary!


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Christmas With Our Team

Just before Christmas, our T2 team here in Guatemala gathered for our Christmas party.  Trisha prepared all the food and hosted us.  I guess she is used to that, since she comes from a very large family.  She did a great job.

We also had the crazy gift exchange and that brought lots of laughs.

Our T2 name is amazingrace.  It is a play on words.  It can mean Amazing Grace or like I like to say Amazing Race.  We meet once a month for fellowship and discipleship.

This Christmas was our very first Christmas season to be just "us 2", since 1981.  We are enjoying having Gary and Madison here for a few more days.


Monday, January 04, 2010

Christmas Lights

We call this tree the Gallo tree.  Gallo is the Guatemalan "beer" company that sponsors this gorgeous tree each year.  It sits right down at the circle of the Reforma and Las Americas Blvd.  Its a beautiful tree.  

The other tree is one at the local Pradera Concepción mall on your way to El Salvador.


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Story Book

This simple story book is only 3 pages, yet the details are incredible.  This is a small cloth book made here in Guatemala, depicting the rural lifestyle. I found this book at a local shop in Antigua.

Page 1. The family is working in the fields.

Page 2 - the family is selling the items at the market.

Page 3 - The family is loading the truck.