Monday, April 29, 2013
As it turns out. She is an artist! A really good artist!!!!! In this assignment, she had to compose a piece using only the materials in a book plus one other thing. She chose red paint
I love the roses that she put in this girls hair. It looked gorgeous in person, but it is a little hard to photograph. Here is an upside down shot to show those red tipped roses a little bit better.
This picture was an assignment in the style of Emily Carr…
Don’t you think she totally captured it?
And what art class would be complete without a self-portrait. This was actually one of the first pieces that she drew. It is all done with pencil. Her hair took Forever, but turned out really awesome.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
When Brianna returned from the United States after her visit last summer, she found out and subsequently, we found out that her paperwork had been done incorrectly when we entered the country to start our mission. She had the good fortune and the presence of mind when she saw her high school principal, who was also returning that day, to ask him to pay her entrance fee into the country…$170! And he did! Thankfully!
We have had several adventures into the city trying to comply with all the rules and regulations that this has generated. Here we are one day quite a few months ago in front the police station with Elder Dorius and Elder Skousen who were doing their best to help us make it happen.
That day, we also went to Immigrations and the US Embassy, TWICE.
Well, it has now been nine months and we still don’t have the visa. I check on it about every two weeks. We are wondering if it will arrive in time for her to make a trip to the States this summer or not. We are not willing to gamble that she will be able to get back in if she leaves without everything in order.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Kyle and Jen came to visit. It was so much fun having them here and sharing all of our favorite places in Buenos Aires. We ate out…A LOT. Eating out is THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE in Argentina. It lasts all afternoon or all evening and we loved the opportunity to talk and talk catching up with them and sharing our hopes and dreams.
On Saturday, when Doug was home taking care of business, Brianna was available, and the four of us had a great time playing tennis together.
Although we had a blast of winter a couple of weeks ago, the weather was picture perfect and we enjoyed touring different parts of the city on various days.
They went off to Iguazu Falls while we were at the Mission President’s Seminar, fulfilling a dream of Kyle’s since he served his mission on the other side of the Falls in Brazil.
They came and went and came back. It sure was great spending time together.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
It was a beautiful morning for tennis. I had been sick all week with a fever and didn’t quite have the strength to join in the fun, but it was very pleasant sitting outside enjoying the cool morning.
Meanwhile, Doug was back at the house, manning the parilla. We had a great lunch of steak, baked potatoes, salad and corn on the cob.
The elders brought the equipment that we use for our missionary training to the house. We hooked it up to the computer and enjoyed conference on the big screen. We loose our internet constantly at the house and I prayed fervently that we would be able to watch conference without interruption. It was the morning session of conference but because we are four hours ahead of Utah, it was afternoon for us. We all felt very blessed to enjoy the whole session together. In fact, we didn’t have trouble with our internet the entire weekend, which was truly a miracle!