Jon and the twin girls went star and moon gazing on the roof last night in order to see the moon turn red. They laughed, told stories, and played while observing the moon turn from white to a dark shadow and then to red. It was one of those "cherish the moments" times.
Monday, April 14, 2014
March Madness NCAA Basketball is one of those things that we as a family enjoy doing together. We add a little more decorations each year and each family member fills out a bracket. We were able to enjoy some of the games with peruvians when schedule allowed and internet worked.
As Michigan fans, we were disappointed when our internet went out the first half of one of their games. We were waiting with anticipation to find out the final score later that day.
Our son Nathan beat Jon by one point this year to claim bragging rights for one year of being the bracket winner of 2014.
Jon organized for physical education class at the school a day dedicated to Bomberos (fireman), bubbles, and water balloons. A letter went home to the parents to prepare the students to get wet. It was a beautiful day to have this activity.
It was a blessing to have the missions conference this year. Omar Garcia from Virginia was the special speaker for the week. Matthew has been involved in the choir and was one of the flag bearers.
Matthew and Nathan have enjoyed playing soccer with the church guys each Monday night.
Each year there is a celebration called "Pukklay". It's filled with dances of Peruvian heritage, carnival games, venders, parades, decorations, drinking, etc...
"Pukllay or Pujllay (meaning "play" in Quechua) is a traditional festival held in the central Andes. The word "play" refers to either the clouds or the blossoms "playing" in the winds of the end of the rainy season and thus harvesting time."
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
We're usually the ones blessed when visiting the rest home. We go to sing songs, read the Bible, pray, and spend some time with the elderly.
Christian, a single man form Lima, has been hired to teach and conduct the music at the church. He is currently teaching violin as well as other instruments to those interested. Matthew has enjoyed the choir even more since Christian has started directing.