One of the many reasons for quitting the Foreign Service is the fact that living overseas with little children is quite a challenge. One can expect the kids to get stomach infections or to be a bit more clear... BUGS in their tummies. This is something I thought I could control and stand, but it turns out it's stressing me out way tooooo much. Juarez is not that bad for this kind of thing but imagine if we were sent to India or something like that! Alice you are my hero. How did you ever do it with nine kids? The brown bag contains a little present for the lab. We are all getting tested for bugs before we leave. 12-14 little presents for the lab technicians. It sucks to be them! It sucks to be us! It sucks to be ME who had to collect them all!!!
Friday, February 29, 2008
I of course forgot to get a picture of abuela with us in Juarez. But here is a pic of the kids waving good-bye to her. She came for the weekend. It was very fun to have her and show her our Mexican-US Border Double life. We live in Juarez but do all of our shopping etc... in El Paso. It has been crazy, but very interesting. I'm glad we did it. What I will miss the most is my friend Michelle (what great friends Michelle and Mark are) and our maid San Juana. She has done so much for me. She is an honest level headed woman who has cleaned my house since October three times a week and has kept me company all that time. Her beautiful daughters Brenda nad Nena baby-sit our kids. Needless to say, she has kept me sane. Good bye friends! I cannot believe that the kids and I will be gone in less than two weeks!
Posted by Weeks at 7:41 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Claudia has the funniest mind. I was reading a book of discourses by Boyd K. Packer. Claudia saw his picture in the front and asked: "Who is that?" I said: "It is Boyd K. Packer, an apostle". She gave me an intersting look and said: "A puzzle, like daddy's puzzles?" She is quite a character.
Posted by Weeks at 6:23 PM
On my birthday I was teasing the girls about what present they got for me. Zebs B-Day was last week and they made him home-made picture books. I told them: " Hey girls where is MY present?" Laura looked at me, pointed at herself said: "Mom, This is your present. My love is your present!" Is that cute or what. I do not want anything more.
Posted by Weeks at 6:14 PM
Friday, February 22, 2008
This is Funny. Tuesday night around 8pm I recieved a phone call. It was a sister from our ward. She told me that all the sisters in the Relief Society were at the church waiting for me. They threw a Baby Shower for me but forgot one small detail.... To let me know! They came and got me and the shower was saved! Are they nice or what! The baby got really nice things.
Posted by Weeks at 7:24 AM