Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Babies and Blah.

It's a sunny day. Too warm for a sweatshirt, with a breeze just cool enough for jeans.
You still amaze me Mexico. After two and a half years.
Everything on the internet says Christmas, but I can't quite find it.
Maybe if I just bake some cookies or something....

I decided to update this Blog thing {that I am so bad at keeping-up!}
because  for those of you who haven't heard~ we have big news!!!
We will be welcoming baby Steffensen number 3 sometime in June/July.
I have never been sick with either of my previous pregnancies-
so this constant fatigue, nausea, and achiness has taken me by surprise!
I am 11 weeks today, and hoping to start feeling better in the next week-- we shall see :)

I don't have too much to report, mostly because I haven't done
a single productive thing in about 6 weeks!
I have been feeling so lazy and useless. My poor family!

School is going good from what I hear :)
The students are on module two, and busy busy busy!
We have 5 students this term {we had 6, but one went home after module one}.
3 Americans, and 2 Mexicans.
The students are leading two different Bible studies each week,
doing Oral Bible presentations and tutoring with our group of younger kids
from Guadalupe each week, and teaching an Inductive Bible Study course to a group
of locals each Sunday morning.
On top of that, they have classes 5 days per week, and make their own meals, and do chores.
It is always a blessing to see what God does through the students here.
Each class so different, but always SO blessed!

So that is the scoop- I will put up some photos later when I have some bandwidth.
Please keep us in your prayers!

><> Blessings <><

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Garden Update May 2012

It's MAY!! :-D ..... That means the begining of harvest!

The garden is growing in leaps and bounds. It seems like everything is earlier this year here, maybe due to our warm, wet, winter.
So, without further adeiu, Today's Harvest- May 1, 2012:
Herbs: Parsley, Basil, Epazote
                        Greens!: Lettuce {Spring Mix}, Spinach, Acelga

For now, I am only getting greens, and herbs. Next week I will be adding Zucchini, Burgandy Beans, Peas, Carrots, and Beets to the harvest. Woo Hoo!!
I will take some photos of the garden today, but I was waiting until I got a handle on the weeds.... you would be shocked by how bad it was :-O  .... but the tiller is back up and running- and after hours and Hours, and HOURS in the garden, blisters, sunburns, and grubby fingernails...it is almost under control.... for now :-D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

To Behold the Beauty

"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."

Psalm 27:4

If this is our sneak peak of God's beauty, can you imagine what His Temple is going to look like?

Garden 2012!

{Baby Corn!}

{Black Beans!- all voluntaries!}

{Strawberries- already getting fruit!}


And bringing us almost up-to-date is the first episode of Garden Tres Cruces 2012 :)

Thanks to the hard work of the group that came in February, my amazing husband, and his right-hand man Isaac ;)- we have gotten all of the layout planned, the watering system installed, the mounds made, the seeds planted, and are now seeing the growth.

We have had plenty of sunshine, and we just got two days of rain this past week. Now the sun is out and the heat is on. Everything has doubled in size {at least} since I took these photos- so it wont be long before Episode 2 of Garden Tres Cruces 2012.

Looks like the Lord is going to have a BIG harvest for the Valley this year!

Semana Santa!

We hosted a Youth Camp over the weekend of Easter with about 30 young men and women from Ensenada. It was a blast! They are such a great group of kids. We hope to be seeing more of them all in the future!

Gracias Jovenes de la Iglesia Evangelica Ensenada!

Look who stopped by!!

Ok Ok.... so it has been three weeks since they were her, but whatever..... I am a procrastinator with the Ol' Blog....

Doug and Rebecca {http://flowinternational.blogspot.mx/} and their 6 amazing kids stopped by!

The Coults are ministering to the people in Las Glorias, Sinaloa, MX.

They were in the States on their furlough and I heard that they would be in So Cal on their way back to MX.... so I begged Rebecca to come by for a few days.... {OK, so I didn't have to beg.... She was like, "What? 12 acre ranch, food that I don't have to cook, hot showers, and one person per bed???-- sign us up!"} .... or something like that-- right??

They could only stay over one night- but what a joy it was to get to meet them in person!

You see-- Rebecca and I "met" over Facebook after Luis taught the first module of MBS in Las Glorias in January. I instantly felt like we were meant to be family. So I persuaded them to come visit ;) , and now they have been added to our family. I am sort of forceful like that. SO just know that if you come here- I will adopt you. No buts about it.

{Thanks for stopping by Coults! Hope to see you in October!}

Day Out Month 1: Fire Station!

The school room over in Guadalupe gets pretty crowded on Saturdays mornings. And the kids love to get out of the Valley for a day. SO we have instated a monthly "Day Out" with the kids. Our fiorst trip was to the park for tortas, and to the Ensenada Fire Station for a tour!

The kids even got a picture taken with Mario, and Dora and Diego!

Fun times!

Next month we hope to get a tour of the Sabritas Factory!! Woo Hoo!! Free chips!