- Growing, sprouting and shooting up right before my very eyes my children spurted all over the place this weekend.
- Raimy sang at church helping to lead worship for the first time. She loved it!
- Raimy also did our family market shopping by herself on Saturday. She also enjoyed that.
- Gabrielle had her birthday party with three friends solidifying the fact that she is whopping nine years old.
- Tyler is saying new grown up things like, “Well alright,” with a pleasant grin when asked to do something and, “Papa, have you seen my cow?” when looking for a lost toy and, “Come on, Kaitlynn, let’s go,” when choosing to include his sister in his current activity. He will be four in a few weeks.
- Kaitlynn needs her bangs trimmed for the third time since we brought her home. I might trim the rest to level it off. Not only is her hair growing fast she is stretching out so much that some of the clothes we used when she first came (3 months ago) no longer fit her.
- And in other non-kid-related news…
- The city is full of smoke from a forest fire up on the hill in Tunari National Park to the North. The fire has been raging since Saturday. The secretary of the Cochabamba governmental office of The Matters of Mother Earth has the task of getting things under control. They are hoping that they will have the man power to do so after the festival of Urkupiña finishes today since all the volunteer firemen are participating in the parades and whatnot. Article in Spanish can be found here: Los Tiempos.
- Sunday a group of Brazilians came to church for the first time. DaRonn asked them how they heard about us. They said that they flagged down a taxi and told the driver, “Take us to church.” The driver brought them to ours. Upon leaving they asked for the exact directions so that they can come again. Angelic taxi driver? Could be.
- Walking is going well. A smattering of friends join me. It is nice. When I get back home I do sit-ups. Call me crazy, but abdominal exercises are enjoyable to me.
- I saved the best for last…
- An online publication has invited me to be a guest writer. I solicited this opportunity a while back. It is thrilling to be accepted!
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