So Mary and I decided to take our thanksgiving vacation and travel to the CARIBBEAN! We woke up at 5 in the morning for the sunrise.... it was totally worth it!! Look at that water!! It was all so breathtaking!
BELIZE!! There were really no shady people there, only wonderful and nice people!!
We spent our thanksgiving day on the beach and attempted to get traditional thanksgiving foods, but failed...
Nandy (14, the daughter of the Any, the teacher at the orphanage. They both come together and work at the orphanage for the week. Mary and I have become really good friends with Nandy!), Mary, andI had a girls night! We did the whole music, make-up, and hair thing! It was way fun!
This is Nandy doing Mary´s eye liner!
This is theaftershot! After this picture we put Mary´s hair in a mohawk, and then straightened it! Her hair is really fun to play with.
Drying clothes in the courtyard. The most of my home here is outside, the only thing covered with a roof is the bedrooms, bathrooms, and some of the kitchen. The home is a central courtyard surrounded by bedrooms.
The neighborhood from the overpass! Pretty nice huh?
My closet.... it´s usually more organized but I love the baby bottles in this picture!!
The outside part of the kitchen and the laundry room!
Elder Holden Latimer!!!Kobé Japan mission August 07- August 09
I love and miss you so much!! I´m so proud of you and I´m so grateful for your example to me! Your an amazing young man and your out selflessly working everyday for our Heavenly Father and for all his children in Japan! Your a blessing to everyone you meet and you are so loved!!! Thanks for everything!!!
Mary and I have been wanting to get to the temple for a long time and we FINALLY made an appointment and went! Our oppointment was at 2:30 so we left the orphanage at about 10:30 giving ourselves 4 hours for a 2 1/2 or 3 hour trip onchicken busses. We got on a bus in Chimaltenango to Guatemala City, I´d also like to add that although the chicken busses are packed full, smelly, scary, and discusting, i´ve really come to love taking them everywhere! It was kind of a complicated 3 hour, 3 different bus trip, but with a lot of help from what seemed to be guiding angels sent to get us to the temple we found it. We acctually met and talked to a member on the way too!
When we got into the temple I told the man that we were talking to that I was the granddaughter of Predident and Sister Latimer, and there were very excited about that. I had to hold back my tears when talking about my grandparents and giving everyone an update because of how excited and touched I was to be standing where they served and to think about how much I love and admire them! It was a pretty amazing experience that I will never forget. I was glowing and felt so proud to have such amazing examples and I was so happy to be there! I could feel the love that everyone had for them and I was told from them to give my Grandparents lots of hugs! So they better watch out when I get home because I´ve got lots of love to give them when I get home!
I love to see the temple, I´m going there someday!We got asked so many times if we were sister missionaries by countless people inside and outside the temple, it was a big compliment! I was way excited that we looked like missionaries, Mary needs to practice, she will be a missionary in January!! Who knows, maybe I´ll be a missionary too someday! We did baptisms with a nice group of youth from a ward near the temple, and everyone thought it was pretty funny that I didn´t speak very much spanish, but I did my best!
Well for anyone who knows me knows that I´m crazy about babies, making this a great place for me to be! The babies here are so cute, adorable, charming, fun... I could go on forever!! There are three younger babies, and 2 toddlers here right now, and I love them all to death!
This is baby José! He´s the old bald Asian man, in a goodgood way! When he came here he had a fracture in his head and was very anti-people, and anti being touched and now he is happy and smiling all the time! He has made the biggest recovery, I just can´t believe how much he´s changed!
He is just starting roll around and we´re hoping to see him crawl any day now!
I LOVE hanging out with the babies and will sneakinto their room anytime that I can!
ALEJANDRITA, my pride and joy! TheLittleFat One (Gordita is they call her, literally meaning little fat one). She is so so cute and I can´t seem to get enough of her no matter how much I smuther her with my love! When all else fails, sleep.I hope that my babies have dark skin and brown hair... I don´t think it is too much to ask!Unlike with the older kids, with the babies you can just chill and it´s perfectly OK!
Look at that face, I could just die over that face!¡¡LEVI!! He was a tiny tiny little thing and has grown the most since I´ve been here! He is such a little cuddler! Look at how big he is and how HANDSOME!! He is the most handsome little guy I have ever seen!Awww... He is so cute! This is big José and Paolah! They were the best of friends and now Paolah is back with her family, which is great, but José has no one to fight with anymore. Since they parted it has been really really quiet around here! He is especially happy when he hasfood! I told myself that I would not choose favorites and I tried and tried not to, but Brando has my heart wrapped around his tiny little finger. Brando is the funniest little boy I have EVER met!