Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Spring Is Coming !




These are orchids in my back yard. I love orchids and had quite a collection in the jungle. Indians would find them out in the jungle when they hunted and bring them back for me.

I had to leave them behind, of course. So imagine my joy at finding orchids here in the back yard! Here is a close up of miniature blooms.

We are ending winter here and it will soon officially be spring!

My two daughters have August birthdays and are used to celebrating them in the summer with summer type activities. But now, they have birthdays in the winter!

My husband and I have February birthdays which will be in the middle of the summer! Right after Christmas, which is also in the summer!

The weather here is temperate in the winter, but I have been told that the summer's are VERY hot. With temperatures reaching well over 100* many days.

Which is why I am especially thankful for this lovely thing in my back yard!





It is a small pool! I told you how we were blessed with an amazing house. The owner was willing to rent to us at a very fair price since we were Americans.

See the antenna tower? That is how we get our internet! A young man came out to service it and climbed to the top with out any protective gear!

It is 50 feet tall!!!

The owner also included the internet service and cable in the rent. The internet here is very expensive and can cost up to $200.00 a month!




This is the back patio which will be great for entertaining and using for Bible studies and such events.

He even left a grill for us!

And I am sure the pool will end up being used as a baptistry on occasion!

36 comments:

Kristi said...

Love your patio for entertaining. I'm sure you'll make wonderful memories there. Love the pool!

~Kristi

Shane Vander Hart said...

That is a beautiful home! Wow!

Rebecca said...

That's great! Wish I had a pool. I was baptized in a swimming pool before our church had a baptistry.

Findalis said...

Lovely home and beautiful flowers. Enjoy them in good health and happiness.

Tori said...

Oh wow, it's even lovelier than I thought. I love the orchids, how cool is that???

I'm so glad that all your faithfulness in the jungle is being rewarded.

Bless ya, and enjoy!

gecko said...

jm, you certainly have been blessed with such a lovely house and fine landlord! I'm enjoying reading the tales of your new life, and look forward to many more.

gecko said...

It looks like your "spring" is further advanced than ours "down under", I am rather envious! :)

Nonohoicha said...

Ooo lucky! It's almost fall here. Mud and gray clouds. Icky

Barbara H. said...

What a beautiful home! Self-decorating with orchids, even!

Betty said...

I´m so happy for you! Your place looks awsome. Great back yard for entertaining. Hope to see it in person some time....

Jungle Mom said...

betty,
When you next come to AsunciĆ³n please let us know!

Mrs. C said...

Your place looks very homey--especially considering you haven't been there very long!

Deedra said...

Such a beautiful home! And beautiful flowers! I'm so excited to share in this new chapter of your lives! Thank you so much for including this Alabama SAHM in your journey!

Thursday's Child said...

There are people at our church in Kuwait who have a pool. They host baptisms at their home.

The Hermit said...

Hey, I want to be a missionary too! Nice place, better than mine. I don't have a pool.

But I've seen other pictures of places you've lived, and I guess you have paid your dues.

Brooke said...

That is just TOO AWESOME!!!

It looks like you've been really, really blessed.

Amanda said...

I am so thrilled for you about that fabulous house. If anyone deserves it, it is you after making your home in a jungle for so many years. Enjoy your blessings! I know God was pleased to give them to you!

jvaughn0311 said...

Awesome!! I love the pool...LUCKEE!!=) Cool patio too!

Penless Thoughts said...

So nice you are showing us your lovely home and how God has blessed you.
Susan

Gringo said...

Oh, the Lapacho trees!Oh, the Lapacho trees!
Your house looks quite nice. I'm sure you will make good use of the pool.
The Aho Poi cotton shirts are very good for hot weather, but are for men only, I believe.

Have you acquired a taste for yerba mate yet? I am drinking some as I type, but prepare it gringo style: toss mate into boiling water,turn off and wait 5 minutes, then pass through strainer to take out the leaves.

Starla said...

Isn't God good all the time??? He really gave you a lot of blessings in your new home. Praise the Lord!!!!

cube said...

A pool can be a wonderful thing if you live a hot place. Sounds like you are all set.

Liz said...

The house is chevere Rita!!!

I guess your internet service comes with the TV connection. Don't think is that bad.. mine is still dial-up!!

The pool looks inviting, enjoy my dear!

crazy4danes said...

I am so glad to see how blessed you and your family have been! What a beautiful house and yard! I love the Orchids and the pool and it sounds like everything is falling into place for you there. I hope it starts to feel like home soon! :)

Yehudi01 said...

It looks fantastic, like a little slice of Heaven...maybe Karen and I should come visit your tropical paradise!

Nina in Portugal said...

I was baptized in a swimming pool!! I was the first person my husband baptized when he was pastoring. How about that...the first person saved after my husband started pastoring was the preachers wife!! ---But praise the Lord...I got saved!!

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

Hey jungle mom I read a comment on Brendas drivers license blog about an international license. If you don't mind could you email us over at hagermans on a mission and let us know your info on this. Thanks ken

Warren said...

Girl, ain't God good????? What a lovely place. I can just see you and your family enjoying a lovely meal on that patio or taking a dip on a warm day. God has blessed you and I am so happy for you.
BTW, the orchids are beautiful.

Pam said...

It's so cute! I love the back patio arch thingy. I'm so happy for you. I know the girls will enjoy that pool!

Pat said...

Your home, yard, pool and porch are very inviting....

The fella did not make you connection any faster, did he?

We will pray you get hooked up to high speed!!

WHAT A BLESSING TO HAVE A PLACE TO BAPTIZE!

Blessings to your family!!

(did your yougest take the plunge on her birthday??)

Jungle Mom said...

Gringo,
I am still working on the terere! Not quite there yet!
My husband already has a couple of Aho poi!
I wish you had a blog of your own!

Harry said...

Nice place ya got there. And my wife loves orchids too. She bought some last week. But with all of this luxury, are you going to have the same stories to tell? Would you even want to live through those stories again?

Jungle Mom said...

harry, we will be here for two years and then will most likely move on to another area.
I think we will have a few adventures here!
Just surviving the way they drive here is nigh adventure!

Deedra said...

RITA! I have a video on my blog that you MUST see! Check it out!

http://tinyurl.com/5hj89k

Dawn said...

YOu certainly did land in a beautiful spot! Love the orchids Just beautiful.

Steve n Vickie said...

Que bonita!!! Sera perfecto para esas dias de cien grados. I'll be thinking of you when we're covered with snow.
Me gusta tus orchids.
Vickie