Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Story of My Own: "How do I surprise someone with pancakes who wakes...

Here is a little more on my birthday from my niece Natalie's blog. She is an everyday gift to me. :)

A Story of My Own: "How do I surprise someone with pancakes who wakes...: "So today was probably my favorite day in India so far.:) I got to celebrate the life of my hero with what felt like the entire city of Bhar..."

September Is Almost OVER

September is almost over and well, it's a busy month! BUT I did need to get back to how my birthday celebration went - since I promised.

Really. Thank you Lord.
Very loud poppers at the cake cutting - notice G. and me covering our ears.
I was fed loads of cake - I think there were a total of FOUR cakes for me.
We had so much fun playing games all night. We just laughed and laughed. One friend told me she got her smile back that night. Another man said that after the party he sat outside his house for an hour and a half and just laughed.
So much FUN!
This is what happened to my girls when the party was over - I pretty much felt that way too, except I spent about an hour laying in bed laughing to myself about ridiculous happenings that night.
I loved all the phone calls and I especially loved visiting our Bible College and Karuna kids and having them extend their hand toward me and pray for me. I love those kids praying for me. I am blessed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

OK I Entered A Contest

Next post is my entry. Don't be totally confused. I'll' let you know if I win.

The Burning Hearts Revolution: BOOKS I LOVE: Win a copy of The Princess Bride by ...

The Burning Hearts Revolution: BOOKS I LOVE: Win a copy of The Princess Bride by ...: " 'Wait a minute... wait a minute... is this a kissing book?' I am going to give away a copy of The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I l..."

O-Kay, Matt - this gives me two!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shhhh It's Coming Again Tomorrow

It's that birthday time of the year around here once again. If you're a regular on atld you know it's my least fav. time of the year.

I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Map In India

If you don't already know, my niece, Natalie (a.k.a. "Map") is staying with us for about 6 months. She's a great blogger - and much more profuse than her aunt these days!

When They Knew How To Make Windows

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Come on, I mean - Look at the view!

Land In Rajasthan

The stepped land in these pictures was a rocky, hilly piece of worthless land that belonged to O.'s family. Over the last year we've been clearing it off, leveling it out and putting up a wall. All this in the hopes of one day starting a Hindi Bible College here and a medical clinic...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Newest Member

Sadly I cannot get this picture to attach in the right direction, but if I could you would certainly see that this is possibly the most beautiful baby ever created and also the newest member of our FC (ministry) family.

Congratulations John and Jenny! Baby (not yet named) born on Sept. 15, 2010.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bug In My Ear

I laid down on my bed last night and heard this weird squeaking in my ear. At first I thought it was the pillow, but then I could feel something moving - inside my head.

It was weird, somewhat uncomfortable and just plain icky.

I finally put some cooking oil in my ear, let it soak in and then turned my ear outward toward a towel on a pillow and watched the end of Memoirs of a Geisha (hey not much on at 1:30AM - esp. when you only have about 10 English channels...)

The fluttering eventually stopped and I went to bed. I guess the bug may still be in there - as long as he's not moving, I'm happy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Somewhat Unfair

Here are two entry tickets from our visit to the Taj Mahal this week. The yellow one is mine and the orange one is Natalie's.

Hmmm, what is different?
Got it? Yep, the price of the tickets. The yellow one (mine) has the cost in the lower right hand corner - 20 rupees. Natalie's - 750 rupees.

I think the money I saved on my ticket by being a "Person of Indian Origin: (Married to an Indian citizen) was about the same as it cost me to become a PIO.

Village Meeting With Pastors

Dad getting garlanded.
Ben teaching on worship. O. translating.
Lunch prep. Really.
Games - funny! They didn't really "get it" but they had a great time.
Relaxing - look at that GREEN!

Our Hotel In Udaipur

(Coffee Shop)

G. - scared of dog. (not in picture)
G. - finally convinced dog is not coming.

Taj Mahal 2010

Here we are on Monday at the Taj Mahal in Agra. I had been there once before we were married for a few brief minutes. It was fun (if a little hectic) to go back. Once in 10 yrs in certainly enough. The Taj is crooked!!! (Maybe I just scanned it that way...)






Us. Set up in true Bollywood fashion.

These were our "professional shots."