Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Earthquake 5.1

Some who read our little blog may have noticed on the news that we had an earthquake yesterday. It caused a lot of dust around our house. Here is a picture taken from our bedroom window of the hill just east of our house.

 It knocked out our electricity, internet, and phone lines until 10:30pm last night. During that time, we had 9 guests for dinner. Thankfully I have a gas oven and know how to cook rice on the stovetop since there was no way to use the rice cooker! We ate by candle-light and my mother-in-law brought instant coffee since we couldn't use the coffee pot to make real coffee for dessert. We did a bit of clean up by candlelight, but had to be careful about opening the refrigerator.

Dan was up early this morning and loaded most of the dishes into the dishwasher (bless his heart as my Texan-side would say!). The kitchen is still looking like this:
but hopefully later today that will all be taken care of and most of it put where it belongs. I'm also thankful that Dan didn't use that extra package of candles he bought to take into the jungle -- I think we used all but one of them last night!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Long time, no see!

This post comes after two very busy months of end-of the-school-year activities and early summer work teams. Mid-summer has been less busy, but the days seem to fly by just the same. The kids are enjoying their last days of summer vacation before they get an early start at school on August 4. Dan is currently in the jungle speaking at a conference and performing a wedding. He has one more out-of-country trip to make before he settles in for another year of teaching at the Instituto Bíblico Misionero Ecuatoriano in early September.

Here are some photos of things we've been doing and seeing during our absence from blog-writing.
 
One last horseback ride before Carolyn's riding instructor left for the US

Celebrating two birthdays at our favorite Quito restaurant
 
making friends with Calvin the parakeet
(see a video of Calvin here and notice Dan's earplug!)
 
Andy went parasailing at the beach. The back of the life jacket says, "Jehova en ti confio" -- that sidn't give me great comfort in sending my boy off into the sky! He loved it though.

Carolyn was too small for the parasail harness, so she and her friend rode along in the boat. It turned out to be a pretty good compromise based on the smile on her face.

We visited this little church while we were at the coast.
It was hot, hot, hot inside under that metal roof. 
But, it was worth it to be encouraged seeing a couple of our Bible school students "in action." Here, Ismael lead the worship and song time. 
 
Jeremias shared from God's Word and so did Dad Rogers.
My photo of Dad is very blurry, so I'm not sharing it here.
 
Dan and Andy were VERY dusty and dirty after digging ditches
for a new waste water system at the Bible Institute. They were not
allowed to sit on anything  or come close to anybody before they showered! 
 
Esy is another of our pets (we have 3). We're noticing more and more gray on her face,
but her teeth haven't changed since she was a puppy! 
 
Carolyn and I went to the park last week to feed the ducks. She found this old tree
and begged to climb it. I didn't see any guards around, so I let her do it. 
 
And, just a fun shot of my orchid that has bloomed! A friend let me pull a few shoots
off her orchid plant a long time ago. I wasn't sure the shoots would hang in there,
but they have and I'm enjoying the little speck of color on my front steps.
 
We'll soon be back into the swing of school and a somewhat regular schedule, so maybe you'll see more news from us here on this blog!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

TBT

Although I don't do instagram or hashtags, it's fun to see other people's TBT pictures on Facebook. (I had to google "TBT" to find out what it meant!)

So, here's my TBT photo:
The Rogers boys "yesterday"
And a current one!
 The Rogers boys "today"


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

 
Mother's Day 2000
(My first Mother's Day as a mom!)
Mother's Day 2014
(That baby has gotten tall!)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birthday Eve

Happy (almost) Birthday to me! Mmmmm...Señora Jarrin's locro,
Esther's raspberry punch, family...what a great birthday eve dinner!
 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Fun

We had a very small amount of "fun" yesterday.
It started with Andy getting a pan of brownies for breakfast.
I was surprised to find the refrigerator items looking at me
when I opened the door to get milk for my coffee.
The other bits of fun involved balloons and a crime scene,
but we'll spare you those photos!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Coffee...


Yep, this pretty much sums up how Dan and I take our coffee!

Thanks, Beffy!