Monday, August 26, 2013

Making Memories Monday - Celebrating Elyse!

Between moving and traveling, I've missed the last couple of Monday updates.  However, this Monday was too important to miss!  Today, our sweet baby girl turns 5!  Where has the time gone? 

Making friends where ever she goes!  Language is no barrier.
Based on the drama she gave us even before she was born, we knew we were going to have our hands full with this one!  She has not disappointed, but we wouldn't trade our girl for anything!   

She is our silly girl! 
Elyse celebrated her 1st and 2nd birthdays in South Carolina, her 3rd in Texas, her 4th in Puebla, Mexico, and now her 5th will be on the road between San Luis Potosi and Oaxaca!  She is a girl on the move. 

God's beautiful creations.

Elyse Susannah, we are so proud of you!  We are so thankful that God made you part of our family!  Happy Birthday! 

Our doll.

Happy Birthday!  She's 5! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Making Memories Monday - That's One Big Tortilla!

You never know what you'll find for sale on the street here in Oaxaca.  We can do quite a bit of shopping from our car window at a stop light.  These are a few of the things we've seen for sale:  newspapers, bags of fruit and veggies, gum, candy, inflatable toys, electric fly swatters, furniture...just to name a few. 

Today, while Elyse and I were running to the grocery store, we found a man selling these.

Looks like a normal bag of tortillas, huh?

Not quite!

There are 4 of them inside the bag.  I'm still not sure what we are going to do with them...maybe it is time for a party?! 

Here in Oaxaca, this is called a Tlayuda (large, crunchy tortilla).  Usually, they are a little larger than a dinner plate.  I think this batch got a little out of control!  I'm not even sure it will fit in our oven. 

Oh well...
Buen Provecho!