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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Wow! What a week we had!  It went so fast.  So sad that it is over.  Although, it is always nice to be home.  And this trip is especially nice to be home because we had NO SHOWERS for an entire week!  Whoever says showers are overrated are completely out of their minds!  LOL!  Showers are stupendous!

Our week in Mexico!
So many things to say... I am in awe at the power of God again.
We had a team of about 70 teens and 15 adults.  We stayed at Caravan ministries outside of Tijuana. We were able to build 24 houses.  Now, just so you know the houses are more like  tool sheds in America.  Also, while we were there we visited orphanages and some teams went to a "bath house" where they washed kids feet, hair and painted the girls nails.  Some of the teens had to pick out the lice out of the kids hair before washing it.  I was able to visit an orphanage which I could have easily taken about 5 of the kids home with me.  But, one that would be illegal and two they don't place their children for adoption at these homes.

The money that was collected by all the team members before we left was used to purchase the building material for the houses.  The nationals had to supply the paint for the houses.  It was always exciting to see the color for their houses.  Colors we would never choose.  But, it was their home.
The faces of the kids and the families that we built the houses for will forever be etched on my heart.  These people were so grateful.  Just in case you are wondering, the gospel was shared with the families as a part of the process of applying for the houses.  Then we come in a build and show what "love" looks like by serving them and asking for nothing.  
They did however feed us.  And let me tell you the food was yummy!  I love Mexican food anyway but this was for sure authentic.

I want to go back.  The Lord willing... He will open more doors for me to do trips like this one and now I have my heart set for Haiti.  Just hoping my hubby says yes!

Go, Send or Disobey... John Piper.

Blessings,
Kim

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Some pics from our neck of the woods...
The first shot my girlie took last week.  The other two were from a project that my girl was working on for her art history class.  She had to do a piece of "modern art".  This is what she came up with...
I like it..

Blessings,
Kim

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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My girl called me outside to do a photo shoot.  It was a bit overcast and a little rainy on and off.  We pulled out our cameras and starting shooting the neighborhood.  She was in her pajama bottoms and would run and hide every time a care would drive by.  We were cracking up.
I think I got a few good shots.  The lighting was perfect.

Blessings,
Kim

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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My prayer "reminder" bracelet.

Nothing special... just something to remind me to pray for our up and coming short term Mexico mission.
My girlie girl and I are going.  I am excited to see what the Lord does in her life as well as mine.  I have been to Mexico a few times but never with my girl.  Except on our cruise last year and that does not count.  We went to a resort area then.  So different than where we are going this time.
We will be building houses, sharing the Gospel and visiting an orphanage.  At the orphanage, some of us will help with the children.  I can't wait for that.  
If you can remember, we would covet your prayers.  
We leave in 2 weeks from last Sunday.

Blessings,
Kim

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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I am trying to play catch up with my photography....
The third picture represents why our life is so crazy lately.  My girls softball life is taking over.  She loves it so much, so we keep plugging away.

Still counting my gifts....

730.  One entire week with my boy...
731. A quick trip back home...
732.  Seeing my parents during that quick trip...
733.  My friend's girl turning 16!
734.  Blessing of friendship...
735. Great softball team and coach for my girlie...
736. Counting the days until Mexico...
737. Oh, we are going on a short term mission trip...
738. Seeing my grand babies...
739.  Prayer bracelet..
740. Time to blog...

Blessings,
Kim

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Sweet Friends for Life!

My dear friend's daughter is one of my girlie's besties.  She turned "Sweet 16" last week.  
These two met when my girl was 4 and have been close every since.  We have shared many memories with her and her family.

We headed to her house for the weekend to help celebrate.  
What a fun celebration her mommy put on for her.  

What a sweet young lady she has turned out to be.  She is not only beautiful on the outside but totally loves Jesus and it is evident.  I am so thankful that my girl has sweet friends like her that I know will be around forever.  Praising Jesus for her and her momma. 

Blessings,
Kim

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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I am still here....
I just don't know what happens to my time.  
I have been taking pictures but I am just now getting to downloading them and putting them up on my blog.  
So here they are... 

The first four are from my back yard.  Some days it is all I can do.  The next four are from a trip to LA Museum of something... hahahahahaha... no it is modern art and it was for our last Art History field trip.  It was interesting is all I can say.... interesting.  Some more than others.  Anyway, the lamp post is a form art.  It was funny because my boy is home for Spring break and he tagged along with us.  He kept looking at the stuff and shaking his head.  The entire time the docent was asking the kids questions like "what are your thoughts" and "how does this make you feel?" My boy and I are trying to be respectful but just kept looking at each other and whispering "you don't really want to know how we feel".  Anyway, we had fun.  Some of the stuff was very interesting... : / 
So glad the boy is home for a short time. 

Happy Spring!
Blessings,
Kim