Saturday, May 26, 2012

Our first burst from Argentina

Hey everybody,
We're at a member's home using their computadora.  We've been waiting for intenet service since we got here in Roque Saenz Pena (about 100 miles west of Resistencia) on Wed the 16th, after leaving UT Mon the 14th -- a LONG trip!  They had a nice two bdrm apt all set up for us but the first thing we did was rearrange the furniture to include taking off a door so we could get the desk out of the living room.  It's been a real adventure to get around in "Remises" -- beater taxis. 

Five days after getting here we went back to Resistencia for a combined Zone Conf -- a two and a half hr bus ride at 6 am!  It was worth it though cuz Mom got to go to Wal Mart -- a veritable compound surrounded by a chain-link and barbed wire fence with armed security guards inside -- gotta protect those high-quality imported goods!    

Our first Sunday we were invited (by the District Pres) to attend another branch and speak in Sac Mtg -- so we're getting right into it.  Was a good meeting and we were totally undistracted by a lady breast feeding a two year-old during our talks (no joke).  Went to a fiesta yesterday to celebrate Argentina's Revolution Day and ate locro -- tripe soup.  I'm affraid I had to leave the chunks of intestine (and I've eaten some pretty queezy stuff).

Well, there's so much to tell, but I've got to get off their computer.  More as soon as we get our internet.  Thx for the msg's and photos already. 
Love you lots,
Dad and Mom

Feliz Navidad Mimosa!

Happy Birthday Mom!  Hope you had a great day!  Not sure when you'll get to check this, but hope all is going well.  I spent about 3 hrs mowing the lawn today and I'm only half done...thought you would appreciate that.

Whelp, sure love ya. 

it's your day!

FELIZ CUMPLEANOS!!!!!! happy birthday madre! hope you had a great day and enjoy another year older!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Baby B's Blessing

So we finally blessed Brynn yesterday which was really cool. We had Spencer/Sara, Marschell/Paul and then the Adamson folks/sisters/brother. Good times all fitting into our little apartment after church for lunch. And yes, she cried as soon as they tried to start the blessing. Right into the mic too but it was actually kind of funny. Everyone thought it was pretty cute. And the fact that Dal didn't know how to do it so had to ask bishop while standing in the circle. Gwen said it was the best blessing she's ever heard but i'm sure she's exaggerating slightly. Was a good day and Fay (or Faye?) finished Brynn's dress at 5 am the day before and it turned out SO cute. Wish i had ones with all the other family but despite my best efforts, i'm just not a picture-taker-er.

Brynn looking dead.

We almost dropped her. Not really....

Just being cute.

Our little family!

Maybe you guys will be back for the next baby blessing we have. Hope all is going spectacular!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Not that Brynn is happy that you're leaving today but it's just a dang cute pic and she's been smiling lots lately. She'll be running around wild and crazy by the time you're back but we'll talk you up tons so she'll still know you when you're home. Whooohooo, Argentina watch out! The McCoy's are in the house! Love you both!
It has been so wonderful to spend a little extra time with you both and for you to get to know Emma. Thank you for all you have done. We love you and will miss you!
Garlan, Amanda & Emma

MTC District