Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fall and winter events

Christmas Day in TL

Hannes in his Daily Routine

Cousin as "chimney sweep" at TL costume party Halloween

To those who understand this photo...
JOY abounds

Nate with his bruised "bridge"

Thad gaining in interest of musical instruments

Violin lessons have begun

Helping Dad with the final touches

Home in Nana's arms...
The big christmas gift this year for us

The Christmas Roast

Davis Family Christmas Meal

My Youngest Bro and Family

Quality time with Papa

Wearing their great-grandpa's hats

Nathanael's got eyes for Papa

Our first snow in our new place

Effects of the cold spell...
Coldest temps recorded in last 100 years for The Dalles,
-1 F

Snow at Sunset




Our gift from my brother...
The mother, as he is keeping her pup...
We get 6 yr old Drover, all trained and mellow...definitely our pace when it comes to finally getting our first dog after 7+ yrs of marriage.

Grandkids gathered around Grandpa for Christmas Eve bedtime reading of ....

Preparing for the Christmas Feast at Lambert's

More quality time with Nana

Playing on the porch of our new home

Giving kisses

Early morning view from porch with sliver moon still out
Janelle and her boys
Nov 14th
Her Birthday

Monday, November 25, 2013

Panama 2013

7 Weeks in Panama

Here is a quick representation of what we got to experience...
Finally got Internet 4 weeks after arriving in The Dalles...kinda like being in Panama...nothing happens quickly if it is related to the gringo life....

Tortilla Machine
Go Ellie!


Panama haircut

Hands in the soil

School time with the parrot

Bella Dog

Yucca Cake

School Time

Isla Bastimentos

Caribbean Sea

Sunrise view of Agua Dulce

Morning Dew

Bocas Mural

Up the Hill Chocolate Farm

Collecting "cuttings"


Loving the grime

Nothing a cold shower can't take care of...

Home on Agua Dulce


Ngobe Village (Neighbors)

Reading the spanish picture dictionary

Rain storm

Sometimes a free shower, sometimes a free mud choose

Neighbor's Livestock

Husking coconut for Coconut Oil

Grate the coconut meat

End product after hours of hard work
Husking of 4 coconuts
Grating the meat
Cure overnight
Skim it
Strain it
Boil on stove top
The oil remains

Seth's Lucky Shot in Dolphin Bay

4 day old Colt

A tropical starch that is extremely versatile in cooking

Ellie on the other side of this wave

Pipa (coconut water)

Nate catching an afternoon nap in the shade while the others swim the warm caribbean waters


Returning to Agua Dulce

Agua Dulce


View from Los Secretos
Pizza and Swimming Pool
YWAM house on the hillside in the distance

Snorkling off Hospital Point