Monday, October 31, 2011

Johnathan - the Tech Geek

    I just finished building a  mini-Macbook Pro for Johnathan!  It is definitely a one-of-a kind, limited edition!

     It comes absolutely loaded with special features:

- Three-inch multi-touch Trackpad!
- Hi-Res, Mono-chromatic, 9-inch flat screen Display!
- Full character Keyboard!
- Budget-friendly Pricing!
- Prominent Apple Logo!
- Paper thin Design! (literally)
- Never worry about Hard Drive failure!

     Ok, so I got this great idea to take a screenshot of my Macbook, add a keyboard and trackpad, and then print it all out for a new Macbook Mini!

     Truthfully, it has been the most incredible baby-sitter all afternoon!  Johnathan has been busy sending emails, watching funny videos (Speedy Gonzales) and Skyping his grandmas on his own "computer."

     This has been one of the best ideas in a long time!  Nice and easy, and he absolutely loves it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jusiélle - People of Brazil

     We had the pleasure of meeting this young girl at this past summer's Youth Camp.  I wish we could follow up on each of the campers to see how they are doing in these months since camp.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Labels Quiz - Answers

Admittedly, these were almost impossible to know, but that was part of the fun! (for us, anyway!)

Here are the answers to the label quiz:

1. Teens: a chocolate-filled crispy wafer snack.
Okay, this is my (Tracy's) new favorite snack here.  I could eat an entire bag at one time *I said I COULD, not that I DO.* Anyway, it's chocolate. 'nuff said.

2. Snob: napkins
Well, wouldn't you feel particularly snobbish if you used these napkins?  I think you're supposed to.

3. Kiss: facial tissues
Hmm....maybe you'll get a kiss after you blow your nose? 

4. Kiss Free: hard candy
....and, maybe no one will kiss you if you eat this candy?  

5. Personal: toilet paper
Well, I think this is self-explanitory.  Oh yes, and apparently you are a VIP if you use this brand.

6. PitStop: club crackers
You have to stop and eat a snack every once in a while, why not have these crackers?

So, who won?  Weeell, nobody was able to correctly guess any of them, but I would have to say that Becky got the closest on #1 with her guess of chocolate cereal and she also got pretty close with #5 by guessing diapers :)  
So, bragging rights for this quiz will go to BECKY!  

I hope you all enjoyed the quiz.  It was fun to put together, and even more fun to read your guesses!

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Quiz Time Again!!!

Brazilians have a fascination with English words.  Of course, they don't speak English, and they don't pronounce these words quite the way that we would, but they like them, none the less.  It makes shopping a little more fun....sometimes down right humorous.  You never know when you might need so buy some Teens, or even a Kiss or two!  And no shopping trip would be complete if you didn't buy a package of Snobs.

  Guess what items these English words belong to:

The rules are the same as before:

1.) Use the number posted above each picture to list your answers in the comment section. (Even if you only guess at a couple of them, it will be fun to see everyone's guesses!) 

2.) If you live in Brazil (or have in the past,) please don't spoil it for everyone else by giving away the answers :) 

 3.) One winner will be drawn at random to receive exclusive bragging rights.







Answers (and the winner) will be posted next Monday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Isabelly - The Happiest Girl in Brazil - People of Brazil

     I took these portraits of Isabelly on Sunday and just had to post them!  She really has to be the happiest little girl in Brazil!  I just love taking her portrait, every shot is a winner!
     Both of her parent's are dedicated and faithful in the church here and we pray that Isabelly will grow up to please the Lord with her life.

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Son's Nightmare

This morning around 2:00 AM  I awoke to Johnathan's hysterical crying.  I stumbled to his bedside:

- "What's wrong?" I asked.

I had a bad dream! (sob, Sob, SOB!)

- Everything's ok, it was just a dream; it wasn't real.

But, I had a bad dream! (sniff, sniff)

- What was your dream about? (Wondering what in the world could give a two-year-old boy such a nightmare.)

I had a bad dream! (voice trembling)
I ... I ... I dreamed I was hungry. (aaaagh, sob, sob!)
And mommy said ... (Sob, SOB)
that ... that there wasn't any [food]!!!!! (WAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!)

Yes, that's the horrifying thought that wakes a two-year-old boy in the middle of the night!

And so today he got to have popcorn for his snack - his favorite!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stopping By - Postcard From Brazil

   Here in Brazil, we have been treated to so many new birds of all kinds!  This Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird is just one of the many interesting birds whose visits we have been enjoying recently.


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