Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lunch in the Village

We recently were invited to the Junior High graduation of the mayor's daughter in one of the villages we work in. We were excited about this invitation because sharing Christ's love is all about building relationships for us. We arrived a bit late to the school but in keeping with Mexican tradition they had not started yet. We were asked to sit with the mayor and the city council members. We enjoyed the ceremony which was very different from the ones in the United States. The girls all wore elaborate pink dresses and the students recited poetry and danced to regional music.

Maddie gave a half time show when they had a bit of an intermission, they turned on some music and she decided she wanted to dance. So we had all these village people starting at our daughter who was the only one clapping and dancing with the music.

After the graduation we were asked to eat at the mayors house. Now mind you being the mayor of a village is really more of a title than anything else. This particular guy's house had dirt floors, the pigs were right by the bathroom, and they cook over an open fire. While we were waiting for the meal to be served my kids found some fun things to do....Micah played with some of the kids and Maddie decided that her favorite thing to do was pick up the bottle caps from Corona bottles. I was not too thrilled with this activity but was at a loss for stopping her with out seeming rude so my little girl smelled a little like beer and so did I because she enjoyed passing the caps from a chair to my hand. Ahhh yes what fun!
Then we were served the delicious molé coloradito. They brought out fresh hand made tortillas and that is what we ate with, tortillas and our hands. I had not done that in a very long time, it was fun and the kids had a blast.
After we ate lunch the kids ran off to play and some how found a tub of water. Let me tell you my children have an incredible ability to find water anywhere. I do not really appreciate this ability fully as it usually means I have to clean them up. But non the less they got wet so their father thought it would be a good idea to strip them and let them play in it. They had a blast so there was really no harm done but it was a littleembarrassingg to have my kids naked at this house.
Soon after that we dried them off and went home. We had an hour and a half drive home.


Blogger Tanya Kangas said...

Cute pictures!! I love them. Keep it up guys, you're doing a great job (as missionaries and bloggers!)

2:58 PM

Blogger amerimeximadre said...

you've gotta love mexican standard time! what great memories your family will have.

3:48 PM


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