New Family Portrait

We were playing around with the webcam on the computer and took this picture of the whole family. I like it.

Playing with Photobooth and the whole family

This one would be great if we didn’t cut off Ben’s head. I love the expression on Nathan’s face. He was having so much fun.

Playing with Photobooth and the whole family

Seen in Mexico City Today

I was a little bored from not doing anything for the last few days, so I decided to get out of the house and drive around today to see what was going on in Mexico City.

Here’s what I saw.

Empty Reforma

Paseo de La Reforma is one of the two main roads in Mexico City. Usually, it is bustling with traffic and people. It’s pretty much never this empty, but due to H1N1 (swine flu), today it was fairly empty.

Lion Mask

This child street performer dressed up as a lion was also wearing a blue mask today. There were many street vendors still out today, despite the government’s advice to stay home.

Taxi Driver with gloves

The green taxis are an icon of the city. Today, the drivers were wearing masks and rubber gloves. This was the best picture I could get of a gloved taxista.

Getting our Visas

Old skool cameraYesterday we spent the day downtown with our lawyer to get our visas. The process is a little different this year because we are renewing them completely since we’ve been her 5 years now. We renew them every year, but we only have to get new pictures and sign more papers every 5 years.

We went to this little place to get our pictures taken and to get the official paperwork filled out. The camera they use to take those pictures is really old.

Uploaded - 114�8We had to get a front shot and a profile shot for each of us. Ben’s turned out great. Nathan didn’t want to take a picture. Mine and Janell’s make us look pretty mean, too.

Our lawyer had to hang around for a little while to get a paper for someone else, so we went to Starbucks to wait.

The video below is our family hanging out in Starbucks, something that has become more of a habit for us now that Janell found a drink she likes there, too.

The good news is that all the paperwork is done for our visas. We have permission to stay in the country for at least another year.

Our Weekend in Pictures

Here are some pictures from our weekend. You can see more on our flickr account.

We basically had a great weekend around the house. Saturday was a cleaning/lawn mowing day, and Sunday was church, football, and the world series.

Quite the wrestling match.

Ben and the stuffed animals
Is’t he cute?

La Cuspide
One of our favorite malls to walk around in.

Sunday afternoon
Sunday afternoon nap while watching football.

Family Picture


We took some pictures yesterday for our ministry newsletter, and here’s one of the best ones that came out. Click the picture to go to Flickr and see the rest of them. They’re pretty funny.