Thursday, March 26, 2009
On our way back from TX we received an unintelligible message from the missionaries. When we got through to their cell phone we learned that Antonio was getting baptized on Sunday and he requested Ryan to do the ordinance. Ryan was happily surprised. This is the first baptism he's done since his mission. Antonio is a recent immigrant from Guatemala. His wife and daughters are waiting for him back home. He found a good room mate, who happened to be the elder's quorum president, and the rest is history.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Taking advantage of warmer-than-Kansas weather, we packed swim suits, beach towels, and an inflatable tube for the little princess. Bella's new found joy in the tube exceeded our expectations and continued until bedtime.
It seemed like it would be impossible to do a follow up act to last year's Spring break in Puerto Rico, but at the last minute Bella and I decided to accompany Ryan to his interview in Sugar Land, Texas. Bella was my little assistant, as always, unpacking what I packed, adding extra things to the suit case, removing all the DVD's from their shelf, emptying her drawers, climbing into everything possible, and following me every where. I love my tiny sidekick.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ryan just told me about this video he did last night. It's better than the one I just put up. I'm glad he got some good, lingering footage of our empty picture frames. I swear I'm going to put photos in them.
I'm posting this one for Amy, who requested to see more Bella videos. It's lucky that she wanted Bella videos, because we don't have any other kind. This was last week when we discovered Bella's joy in playing Hide and Seek. The video doesn't show how ecstatic she gets when she finds us. She usually starts bouncing up and down, eating her fists, giggling and burrowing her face into the rug. You'll have to imagine that.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Please note the broken windshield near Ryan's collar,
Just above the freshly malfunctioning windshield wipers.)