While the cat’s away…

While Trevor is away I thought I would give just a quick family update.  We’ve been having a lot of fun while Trevor is gone (we still miss him though).  It is great to step outside not only to sunshine almost everyday but to Christian community as well.  There are about seven families (out of 12) who have stayed on campus while the teams are away and we have filled our days doing our normal activites as well as going to the beach, watching the Charro Days Parade, visiting  the Palo Alto Battlefield (the starting place of the Spanish American War)  and having a couple special nights for our children. A couple ladies have even offered to watch my children so I will have some time to myself a few afternoons this week! I also just wanted to post some fun pictures from the past few months of how we have been keeping busy and what we’ve been up to.

Nora loved the parade.

Nora loved the parade.

The boys waiting for the Charro Days Parade.

The boys waiting for the Charro Days Parade.

Football at the beach.

Football at the beach.

We went a walk around a lake and the boys got to ride their scooters on the path.

We went a walk around a lake and the boys got to ride their scooters on the path.

The whole family went on a day trip to village EZ.  We got to hand out invitations for an event that is being held in March as well as continue to build into the family of believers there.  It was nice to go together since I didn't make it on the trip in February.

The whole family went on a day trip to village EZ. We got to hand out invitations for an event that is being held in March as well as continue to build into the family of believers there. It was nice to go together since I didn’t make it on the trip in February.

I have begun to order some books for homeschooling next year.  Titus saw his and wanted to get started right away!

I have begun to order some books for homeschooling next year. Titus saw his and wanted to get started right away!

We went to new beach that is right across from Mexico called Boca Chica beach.  Even though the water is too cold to play in the kids enjoyed the sand and climbing up and down sand dunes.

We went to new beach that is right across from Mexico called Boca Chica beach. Even though the water is too cold to play in the kids enjoyed the sand and climbing up and down sand dunes.

My sewing skills are improving!  I can do simple projects and made this baby carrier for Nora.  It was supposed to be for her birthday at the end of March but I was so excited with my handiwork that I just gave it to her.

My sewing skills are improving! I can do simple projects and made this baby carrier for Nora. It was supposed to be for her birthday at the end of March but I was so excited with my handiwork that I just gave it to her.

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See…it does get cold even in Texas.

Ethan is reading well so now I am working on getting him to enjoy reading-some days that is easier than others.  He now reads to Nora one day a week and they have a lot of fun together.  I even caught him reading a book to several children at a friends house while the adults were fellowshipping.

Ethan is reading well so now I am working on getting him to enjoy reading-some days that is easier than others. He now reads to Nora one day a week and they have a lot of fun together. I even caught him reading a book to several children at a friends house while the adults were fellowshipping.

Titus and Nora have a special relationship-either hot or cold.  Good thing is usually hot!

Titus and Nora have a special relationship-either hot or cold. Good thing is usually hot!

We've begun to acclimate to the culture down here-look closely.  Nora got her ears pierced!  All in all in went well.  However, if I did it again I would wait until Trevor could clean them each day instead of me doing it while he is in Oaxaca.

We’ve begun to acclimate to the culture down here-look closely. Nora got her ears pierced! All in all in went well. However, if I did it again I would wait until Trevor could clean them each day instead of me doing it while he is in Oaxaca.

Please continue to keep praying for Trevor and the rest of his team.

5 thoughts on “While the cat’s away…

  1. Oh Betsy… It’s wonderful to see all the pics of you and the children!!… So beautiful and happy!! We miss you guys! Will pray for Trevor. And way-to-go with the sweet sewing skills. Love, Chris. (Ps… It’s -5 in KC today)

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