Monday, May 25, 2009

Back from the Beach

We kidnapped Isaiah and Landon for an overnight trip to the beach. Lots of sun and sand with a successful return to Mom and Dad (Sarah and Ryan Foster). We made sand castles, sand angels, flew a kite, dipped in the ocean, and managed to get sunburns (during the Peru winter!). The boys had a fun time and even said that "next time".... Mom and Dad were able to enjoy a day of quiet (hard to believe). We took two new members of the Extreme staff with us, Ryan and Chadwick. They went out into cold water to body surf-for about 5 minutes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dawn Arrives!

Mothers Day!  And my Dawn arrived at 10:30 in the morning.   A beautiful start to a beautiful day.  We took a taxi to the airport, picked Dawn up, and took a taxi to church.  We had an action packed service, several songs and dramas by the young children of Alto Libertad.  Then we took another taxi home.  The Alverado family was waiting for us.  A huge meal of salad, potatoes, grilled sausage, grilled steak, and (always) bread.  After dinner, Senor Andres treated us all to his special coffee espresso.  We walked to the Hunt's to give them some items Dawn brought from Idaho.  And finally it was time for a siesta!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Birthday, May 2nd

A wonderful birthday lunch! With our host family and friends from the office, Michelle and Brad Hunt, we celebrated my "29th".... Here they call the ladies birthday age "sin cuenta" (without counting). I had a lovely day sleeping late and watching Dennis cook our meal- chicken cordon blue. We went shopping for all of the ingredients the day before. It is such an adventure to shop when you don't know the spanish words-and then to find out that broccoli is broccoli and paprika is ???? (we still don't know).