Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weeks 42 & 43

I've been working on a secret project this week that has taken pretty much all of my spare time. From the few blogs I have been able to read, sounds like fall is in full swing and many of you are decorating with pumpkins, enjoying football games and making soup. Meanwhile I'm enjoying another glorious October, the month when rose bushes here go BERSERK! While out visiting folks today we saw roses absolutely everywhere in every color you can imagine.

I have two weeks worth of Project 365 to catch up on so let's get started...

I mentioned we have a friend from the U.S. who is attending a bilingual program in Buenos Aires and he visited us a couple weekends ago. That Sunday afternoon we enjoyed an impromptu concert when our co-workers' daughters and Ben began playing through some choruses.
We continued the music into our evening service with what we used to call a Singspiration. So much fun!

Here's the view of one side of our house that has pink, yellow and red rose bushes...

A friend's dog had puppies a few weeks ago. Aren't they adorable!?

Ivan took this shot of pigeons on the wall by our house. They remind me of two women catching up on all the latest gossip :)
Ivan had to get up on the roof again last week and while he was up there he took some photos of the neighborhood.

Last Sunday Ivan took the Bible Institute students up the Via Cruz.
Before they left Monday they wanted our photo. Maybe planning to make a Most Wanted poster?

I spent several days this week catching up on paperwork, one of my favorite pastimes. NOT! But at least we enjoyed gorgeous weather so I could work out on the patio.

Wednesday was the last English class for the year. We're a little busy getting ready to head north for our daughter's wedding and the kids are gearing up for lots of exams the last month of school (the school year goes from March to November). In this photo they are jumping with joy as they pretend to "graduate", with Fernando even throwing his ball cap into the air.

It's not only our roses that are blooming; the whole yard is a burst of color. Here's a photo of the area around our front door.
Because we have so many roses, I don't feel a bit guilty picking some every few days to enjoy inside.
We've also shared them with our new neighbors, along with a plate of home-baked goodies. They just moved here from Buenos Aires and told Ivan they'd never been welcomed to a new neighborhood before. Guess that's not part of their culture, but it IS part of ours!

Wish I could also give each of you a jar of pretty roses!

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