Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Few of the People We Saw in Santiago

Elder Taylor Lythgoe

Sister Saavedra, twin to our Sister Saavedra

We saw ourselves at the Santiago Temple

Taylor Heyman's Mission President and wife, the Arringtons, with his parents

Left to right, Elder Walter F. Gonzalez, an unknown member of the Security, Sister Ballard, Elder M. Russell Ballard, a daughter of the Ballards and Elder Ronald A. Rasband plus part of someone's chest!

"The Group That Arrived in 2011"...the Avilas, the Heymans, the Giulianis, the Levrinos and the Carters.

And a photo of the Carters and Heymans in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

For Those of You Who Do Not Follow Me on Instagram

I try to put a photo related to the mission on Instagram each day. Some of these were posted there.

The Fort Knox of Chocolate Marshmellow Cookies!

A great picture of Diane (and the rest of us) taken in Barrio 1 in Resistencia.

Just happen to drop by the Mission Office with hair in need of a cut...before...

And after! The looks say it all. You are welcome, Elder!

We love it when Chris' mission buddies stop by with their wives for a visit...

And we love it when MY mission buddies stop by with their wives, too!

His Grandpa Mario had a moustache similar to one of those...

I saw this on the street in Corrientes and thought, "Pretty clever way to protect the seat and avoid burns when getting on"...

Then I walked a little farther and saw this and thought imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Two of my missionaries met a man in Ibarretta who said that my son Chris had taught him years ago and had this picture to prove it...

This photo was taken right after the young man who lent me his bike yelled to tell me that the bike did not have any brakes!

I love it when young women can not get enough of Diane.

Zone Leaders locking up a chapel in Formosa.

And if you are going to survive in Argentina, you better know your cuts of beef! Our local butcher hands out calendars with primers on cuts of beef!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Culinary Delights

Here is a sampling of some of the little things that have helped keep smiles on missionaries' faces...

Cinnamon Rolls (panes de canela)

Turkey, mash potatoes and all the trimmings (la pavita con todo)

Chicken salad, croissants and cookies (ensalada de pollo, medialunas y galletitas)

Barbecued steaks (bifes de chorizo a la parrilla)

Strawberry cupcakes with Skittles (cupcakes de frutilla con Skittles)

Oreo cupcakes (cupcakes de Oreos increíbles)

Dark chocolate wrapped white cake with chocolate creme filling (no hay palabras para describir la riqueza de esta favorita de todos)

Grilled hamburgers (hamburguesas al gringo)

The now world famous and highly sought after Lemon Brownies (brownies de limon celestiales)

The Master Chef hand picking the highest quality ingredients at the local market. (It is a good day for the vendors when Hermana Heyman shows up)

And, let's not forget that it is always a good day to buy stock in Mars Candy when Diane walks into a Walmart store!!!

PS: Diane says, "You are welcome, Warren!"

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hot Topics

46 degrees Celsius is 114 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot...especially with 80% humidity and...the car was parked in the shade at the time!

I did a whole blog post on these dishes once, but this deserved an encore for my buddy Doug!

If you do not respect traffic lights you are dangerous...but you also learn that if only one person respects traffic lights it can be dangerous, too!

The new tablero after transfers is always a hot topic. The biggest surprise here is renaming the Goya Zone, "Rio Parana 1" and renaming the Reconquista Zone, "Rio Parana 2" to coincide with the realignment of the two member districts to be the new Rio Parana District.

And while I am checking out what is happening down by Brazil (on the other side of the river).

Diane was beating the heat by trying on shoes with some Hermanas during Pday. For those wondering, no they did not buy the gold sparklers! Nor the wedge, nor the platform!