Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

Sunday was Mother's Day in the United States.  We were invited over to our friend's house, the Prusias, for a BBQ and they had other guests there also.  Here are some of the people that were there.  We met a couple that are the youth leaders (below) from one of the local churches here in Cholula.  She speaks some English but he does not.  There was also another family there that is here attending the language school that our friends go to.  We had a great time of fellowship and the food was really good also.  One family that was invited, does not know the Lord, so it was an awesome opportunity to show love on them with no pressure.  They seemed to be having a very good time.
Today is Kim's birthday so we sang Happy Birthday to her and we all had cake.
The kids eating cake and visiting.
Jonathan was glad they got a little game playing in also.
One of Kim's gifts was a trampoline.  She said she wanted that for her birthday.  Here are some of the younger kids playing on it.
In Mexico, today is Mother's Day or as we say it here, El Día de las Madres.  So, I got to celebrate Mother's Day twice this year.  Jim took today off and we took a trip to the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon near Mexico City.  It would be a shame to live here and not visit some of the cultural history of the country.  There is a new road that opened up, El Arco Norte, which circles outside Mexico City so we never came close to it.  That really put my mind at ease.  I don't want to drive in Mexico City.
This picture is on the side of the Pyramid of the Sun where we entered.
This is looking down from the Pyramid of the Sun.
These are at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun.

The Pyramid of the Moon.
Yes, we all walked to the top.  Erin wanted me to take a picture that would look like she was holding it up. As we walked up the pyramid, Jim commented on the thought of men going up and down many times a day, hauling rocks up to build the pyramid.  What a big job that would be. 
Here is what it looked like walking down one of the steepest sections. Yikes!
After touring the pyramids, we had lunch in a ñearby restaurant.
Jonathan likes Coca-Cola in glass bottles.
I almost forgot, we spotted a honey bee hive in a hole in one of the smaller structures.
So there you have it.  Mother's Day 2010 in Mexico.  I hope all of the moms out there had a wonderful day and may God bless you in this next year.