The month of July was full of busy weeks. Part of me would like to give a detailed blog about each week, but the practical side says that is too unrealistic. This blog will hit some of the highlights of July. It will be random and jump from place to place, so hang on tight and enjoy the ride!
At the end of June we welcomed Joseph Lawrence back to stay with us for four weeks. He will show up in a lot of these pictures! We also welcomed two new volunteers from Chicago, Illinois, Gina and Michelle. We also welcomed back Sarah from Ireland, Hannah from Louisiana, and had a week long visit from former volunteer, Lindsey! I told you it has been a busy month!
|Michelle plays guitar and Gina plays the cello! Fun times!|
We also took a long drive up into the mountains. Emily's blog goes more into depth on this here!!
|L. to R. Jeaneth, Clancy, Edgar, Me, Ruth, Myles, Danyelle, Clara,|
Courtney, Joseph, Emily, Daniel, Paula, and Franco
The Cold and The Brave
|Paula, David, B. and Eddie!|
|Leading the singing, Michelle on guitar, Anita, Gina, and Ruth|
leading out with motions!
|The blood of Jesus covers our sins...|
|Our boys with a sweet family from Argentina.|
Myles and Clancy worked with this man on bunk beds
two of the days.
|Some of the girls with some of the team!|
|Loving our little guy!|
|Bonding with big sister, Ruth!|
|Visiting the big kids home. The girls made a "train" one afternoon!|
Their friend, Gracie, came with us that afternoon.
|D. sat perfectly still!|
|And I think he turned out great!|
|Enjoying the snow in the Andes!|
|My handsome oldest "on top of the world"!|
|The group minus Rudi|
L.-R. Jimmy, Michelle, Clara, Gina, Myles, Joseph, Clancy,
Emily, Ruth, Danyelle, and Isabelle(friend of Danyelle's and ours too!)
|Isabelle, Lindsey, Michelle, Clancy, and Clara|
|Paula, Ruth, Hannah, and Sarah|
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Crew
|Lindsey, the ringleader! Love that smile...|
|Happily Eating Chimichangas|
Myles, Emily, Amber, Gina, Me(sleeping?), and Michelle
|Our Sweet Set of Volunteers!|
I don't have pictures of Joseph after he got all four of his wisdom teeth pulled. He spent the first night in the living room in the recliner, spitting bloody gauze out every half hour. Myles was his nurse and slept on the couch! Thankfully, Joseph did really great after that first night and had no complications!!
Joseph helped us out almost every weekend he was here with the cinnamon roll business. He either helped make or sell them!!
|Joseph and Myles at the "CinnaRollo Stand"!!|
I also don't have pictures of the Horita Felizes we did each weekend, or the day we spent getting Hannah and Sarah appliances for their new apartment. Our car served as moving van with the fridge on top and the washing machine and stove right inside the door! We have been BUSY every moment with one thing or another, but it has been really good!
|Goodbye dinner for Joseph at Limon!|
And, of course, every blog now a days has to end with pictures about our visits!!! I hope the next blog will be about their "Gotcha Day"!!
|Happy Padres with their three youngest wawas!|
|Secrets for Daddy!|