Friday, August 30, 2013

La Estrella de Puebla

A few weeks ago was the grand opening of "The Star of Puebla". It is a huge ferris wheel... But not just any ferris wheel! This one seats somewhere around 400 people and each little car is enclosed and air-conditioned. And the best part: 4 of the cars have glass floors...

The grand opening was very hoppin'! Lots of different activities going on.

However, the line was SO long. Thousands of people, with the line wrapped around the grounds.
We stood in line for approximately 5 minutes and then decided that we couldn't bear being behind so many people. Plus, there were still a couple hours before the wheel would be opened and the line would start moving! No way jose!
We decided to hang around for the light show.

A few days later we decided to give it another go! Shorter line!
We got there....

Took a few pics....

Got in line and found out that that day was part of a radio promotion and only for people who had won a ticket by listening to the radio! Well, we were not the only people to show up expecting a good time... We were told that MAYBE after ALL the people with tickets had gotten on the ride, then and only then would we be able to ride... MAYBE. So there we stood waiting for our chance.... And the line grew behind us, slowly but surely. After a little more than an hour of waiting, people started getting impatient, chanting "let us in" "LET US IN" :)) A few smarties like this lady below thought that they could connive her way into the ride before US, and the huge line behind us! Thankfully, it didn't work.
Almost 2 hours later, the nice ticket guy decided to let us through! Woohoo!

Once again in another line!

But atleast we had made it in!

Austin and I had fun in the line... We love torturing each other :D

This is torture for him... I love it! :)))
^You have to steal these real quick... :P Hence the blurriness hahaa. And hold down his arms to prevent injuries from any swinging... LOL^

The view from inside of one of the cars. The beauty of it all really couldn't be captured. It was amazing.
Something funny- Way high up in the air, all the way from the inside of the ferris wheel, we could lock our car! :)) Far, far away we could see the headlights flashing every time we hit the button on the key fob.

All in all, aside from the sneeze of the guy next to me that nearly made me jump out of my skin and die, the ride was quite peaceful and beautiful! Can't wait to go again... But next time I'm going for the car with the glass floor!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School!

Today marks the 3rd day of school for the school year 2013-14 here in Puebla!
So far, so good! We're slowly getting back into the swing of things, and I, Nicole, am enjoying it immensely! :))
We have the same boys as last year. (And the same teachers :D)

Morning devotions.
Little Eddy always impresses us with his ability to memorize scripture! Sometimes he does even better than the older boys.


Fabian and Arturo
Bryan and la maestra Betania
Yesterday we acquired a class pet...
This little guy was chopped down out of his little home! Dad and Austin saved the nest and branch and it is now hanging from....
Yes. The basketball hoop. :))
I do believe he is pretty content up there... He's chirping away even as I type!
We are so happy to begin this second year of christian school!
Please remember to keep us in your prayers as we go through another year of providing a godly, safe environment for these boys to grow up and go to school. We are going to need a lot of patience, inspiration, and wisdom through out this year!
Thank you all for your prayers and support.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

La Princesa Elisa

 Guess who is out of the hospital? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, our little miracle baby, Elisa! She was in the hospital for the first 3 moths of her life. Only her parents and the two pastors were able to see her. Not even her own brother was able to see her until she was released from the hospital! But finally the day came...and we all fell in love.

It seems like the doctors questioned every part of her at some point or another. If it wasn't her brain, it was her kidneys, if it wasn't her kidneys, it was her eyes. After her eyes it was her lungs... and on and on. She did have to have heart surgery, but God has been with us and has touched her body -- she is completely fine now. 

She is the most perfect, beautiful, and tiny baby! Tiny! At 3 months old she is weighing 6 1/2 pounds. She weighed 2 lbs 9 oz when she was born.

I absolutely adore her, she is just too perfect! Her hands and feet are so tiny and delicate, not even as long as one of my fingers. Her nails are so perfect, skin is so soft, and her hair has a reddish tint when the sun shines on it... She could not be any more perfect.

Awwww! I think she is going to have the most perfect cheeks to kiss!

We posted a few months ago about her birth and asked for your prayers. So now we say thank you... 
We are so grateful to you all for your prayers and kind words of encouragment...
...and to God for the gift of life!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Anali's Visit

Anali came down and visited us a few weeks ago. We had a goooood time!! She was an easy guest to have around. Speaks Spanish, isn't scared of Mexico :P She also said early on the sitting down in a coffee shop and drinking coffee was something she enjoyed doing...which turned out to be a good thing! It rained constantly the last couple days she was here. We did fit in some "touristy" things but also got a chance to just sit back and relax. 

In the Zocalo

We had lunch at Tacos Los Angeles...What do you think, Anali? :)

Sitting on the steps in front of the cathedral chatting 

 Walking downtown

We walked through the gardens in the convention pretty! 

Shopping for souvenirs at the Parian 

Later that night we were supposed to go on outreach...But it was raining -- and we were on foot! So we walked to a bakery down the street passing out flyers as we went and then talked to the lady at the bakery. Then we walked back and huddled in the car while eating our sweet bread :)


 One of the days Anali was here, we went to Cholula. The chuch on top of the pyramid. Of course while we were there we just had to have some grasshoppers! Miss Anali was very brave and ate one!



Tasty :P
You can them them cooked in garlic, chile, plain salted...lots of options!

There was a man playing a harp in the middle of the market...very cool! 

Mass going on in the church on top the pyramid

Cool fruit stand
A man making scarfs

See the little girl asleep? Owww! Lol!

Punkin found a friend in Anali...little bird loved all the attention!!

 On the bus!

Buying chicken for dinner...

 Nicole made us apple chimichangas for breakfast one YUM!

 Anali grew horns!

Who can stick a radish to their forehead the longest? :))
Thank you, Anali for coming to visit us!!

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