Monday, August 29, 2016

August Ends 1 Year in Peru 8/29/2016

We've been in Trujillo Peru for a year now.  We arrived in Peru August 15th 2015.  It has been a good year.  Nothing really changes much here.  It seems like the only thing that changes with the weather is the temperature gets a little cooler.  We wear a jacket now when we're out in the evening. The temperatures high is around 73 and the low is around 64.  Almost too nice. At home in Utah, it's the end of Summer. In Peru, it's the end of winter.

This morning Wayne looked out our bedroom window to this.
They're cleaning our bedroom window.  Kind of weird, but I'm happy for the clean windows.

As we left this morning, we admired and took pictures of this VW. It was restored by someone who works here on the temple. It looks pretty neat.

This afternoon, went to lunch with Bill and Sandy and had our usual Monday special Chicken Fried Chicken at Chili's. It was yummy. It costs 15 soles which is about $4.80 each.  We enjoyed our lunch. We went to Tottus for a few groceries and Bill and Sandy went to Wong to get some meat.

When we got home, we saw this going on.

They were cleaning the Hartman's windows too. I think it's funny because Sandy had mentioned earlier how they would never clean theirs windows because they couldn't get into the courtyard below. I think they figured it out and never say never.

I put this picture on Instagram.  Our wall of the people we love and miss the most.

Cory sent me back this. 
"I have a wall of who I miss too."
 I thought it was sweet.

 Some days it seems like all I think about is home and there have been a lot of those days lately. It is never easy to leave loved ones. I'm so thankful for my wonderful family and I'm so thankful to share our mission in Peru with them Wayne and them, it has been a wonderful blessing.

And just like that, August is over!

Barrett and Luke started Kindergarten
Molly and Alex are in 1st Grade
Benson is in 3rd Grade
Abby and Zack are in 4th Grade
Lila is in 6th Grade

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Palermo Stake Conference

We had such a good time at the Palermo Stake Conference.  We arrived early with Bill and Sandy and enjoyed greeting and meeting the members of this stake.  It was like a reception line.  We love these people, gave lots of hugs, and took lots of pictures.  

Brother Chavez, Bishop of the La Noria ward,  Wayne

Kira Me and Kira

Me, Sharon Garcia and Sandy

Brother and Sister Cruz

Brother Cruz, Bill, Brother Chavez, Bishop of La Noria ward, Wayne

Daniel Salazar's wife, daughter and son

Sister Mendoza, her grand daughter, Brother Luperdi, Sister Solis in the red

Brother and Sister Cruz, Brother and Sister Chavez, she's the Cruz's daughter

Kira, Brother Quintanilla, Sister Quintanilla, her mom, Sister Mesz and son, Samir

Young men in the Stake
Sister Quintanilla's nephew and Samir

The Tierado Family

President Valdivia, Bill and President Tierado.  

The Chavez Family (Sister Chavez is not wearing her glasses)

The Choir

Me, Sister Haro, Sandy

Sandy, Sister Quintanilla, Me


Sister Valdivia, ? , Kira

The Vega Family



Monday, August 22, 2016

Back in Trujillo * Happy Birthday Emily * Monsarrat/Laureles

Back to Work!

This week we have been back to work at the temple. It was closed for cleaning and maintenance. Our apartments were cleaned too.  That seems funny to say because we left it clean when we went to Utah.

We put our stuff away.  We had four 50 pound bags. Our memory foam for the bed took up one bag and our stash of chocolate, treats, pudding seasonings, and gravy mixes took up another bag. Wayne had some stuff for the temple. We brought back some new white shirts for Wayne, a different suit and I got a new temple dress, a jacket and sweater.  I guess I should have taken a picture.

We put our new pictures up on the wall.

There are 35 of us!  Oh how I love and miss our family!!

We have the memory foam decompressing.

I've been catching up on my Book of Mormon reading.

Fixing the scuff marks on the cabinets.

Wayne lost his coin pouch, so we got him a new one.

I have been crocheting. This set is finished.

On the 17th it was Emily's 37th birthday!  
Happy Birthday Emily!  We love you.

This sign hangs on the door of the comedor where we eat lunch. We think it's funny!

Yesterday we went to church at the Monsarrat Ward. It was a good meeting.  I didn't take any pictures of the ward, but I did take these of the primary of the Laureles Ward.  

Nicole Bendizu was helping in the Primary

Guilda Leon was teaching the sharing time lesson. Her back is the one with the grey sweater.  Jaden Mecham would be so proud of her.