Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brazilian food experience #136

IMG_20140724_210251After the bible study on Thursday at the church, we went and ate at a pizza buffet.  From left to right around the table, Allen, Robin, Laura( who is 15) Will, Justin, Tyler( who is 17), Jemma, Amy and Bill. IMG_20140724_213155They had a ton of different kinds of pizza.  This was my favorite, shredded zucchini and tomatoes. They don’t put very much tomato sauce in the pizzas at this restaurant.


This was a dessert pizza.  It was pineapple.  Some of the kinds they served were, beef stroganoff, corn, filet mignon, shrimp, broccoli, salmon, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, chicken, sausage (Brazilian style), tuna, 4 cheese, arugala, spinach, and lots of others.


Then there was dessert pizza.  Chocolate with strawberry, chocolate, strawberry ice cream pizza, dulce de leche, vanilla ice cream pizza, and caramelized banana.  Can’t think of any others.

IMG_20140724_214310The boys loved it.  They brought all the pizza to us,  instead of going to it like at CiCi’s.


Grupos de C.A.S.A #3

IMG_20140724_192020This bible study is takes place at the church building on Thursday night.  The previous bible studies were on Tuesday and Wednesday night.  Alisson is the other minister, also by with Allen.  Alisson led the bible study.  This week’s topic was on patience.


There  was 43 people in attendance.


The room was very crowded.IMG_20140724_191958

Overflow seating.


More overflow seating.



After the bible study, Edenedes was baptized by Allen.


She attends one if the bible studies on Friday night.IMG_20140724_201951

Grupos de C.A.S.A #2

IMG_20140723_193556This bible study was in another city called Paulinia.  It was in the home of Christian and Angela.  The man in the yellow shirt from the night before also came and he is sitting in front of the brick pillar with his wife on his left.


JoseMarie and Maeri came from Cosmopolis.  Christian was in Cosmopolis on business and visited JoseMarie.  They invited each other to their bible studies since their cities are close.


Robin usually sits next to me and interprets.


After the bible study there was a birthday party for Christian and Angela’s second daughter.  They have 3.







Grupos de C.A.S.A #1

IMG_20140722_195254 There is nine bible study groups that meet every week.  They are led by members of the Guanabara church of Christ.  This one met in a suburb of Campinas, called Cosmopolis. This one met in a very nice garage.

The older couple in this picture own the business where it was held.  Their names are Josemarie and Maeri.

Allen Dutton is sitting next to them.  He actually led the study that night. IMG_20140722_195322   The gentleman in the yellow shirt and his wife to his right are visitors.  This is their second or third time to attend.  They have been to church twice. IMG_20140722_195330   The bible studies have been meeting for 2 years.  They started off with 5 groups and now they have 9.   IMG_20140722_195345


The kids didn’t go with us this night due to transportation issues.  Robin didn’t like to drive if there isn’t any street lights and it was a ways to get out there and no street lights.




Our bible class took up a collection of money for us to bring things to the orphanage.  We brought bubbles, side walk chalk, clothes, hats, match box cars, beanie babies, and many other things.  The director of the orphanage is on the far left.



One of the things we brought for the boys is wash clothes that are in a tight ball and when u put them in water they expand to a regular size wah  clothe.    They really enjoyed watching them “grow”.



The little boy that Jemma is talking to is going to be adopted soon!  I was holding the same little boy in the top picture.




The little boy with the glasses loved Justin.  He is probably going to go live with his grandma along with his 2 sisters.  He saw his dad kill his mother, very sad story.


Justin and Jemma enjoying some futbol ( soccer).


This boy is using the bubbles as a soccer ball.



This is some of the other kids after they got home from school and one of the workers.


Good friends.

IMG_20140719_111151 We are in Brazil on a mission trip.  The missionaries we are working with is Robin and Allen Dutton.  Their children are Tyler and Laura.  Tyler will start at OC the same time Will does.  Laura is about 2 months younger than Justin. We have known Robin and Allen since we were students at OC.

Nothing but bull!


This is one of dad’s bulls.  In the past he’s only had black ones.


He still has two black bulls.


Here’s another picture of one of my dad’s bulls.  I just don’t know if this is the same bull as above or not.



Makin’ Hay


When we were on the farm, Jemma and I helped my dad, brother, and my nephew (way up on top) change the belts in my dad’s big round baler.


Jemma is holding on to the rope that is attached to one of the belts.


Before dad could bale the hay he had to rake the rows together.  This also helps to dry the hay out, so it can be baled.


Here is his baler and tractor at work.


This is the bale after it comes out of the baler.


Usually the bales are bigger, but the field he was baling was small and that’s all the hay there was to bale.


Zoo baby


Jemma and I have been to the zoo twice in the last two weeks with my sister and her two children.

This is the baby boy rhino that was born June 21st.





I took a selfie with one of the larikeet.




This bear has a paw across his eyes as if he is stressed out.  I thought it was funny.


My sister and niece checked out the sting rays and very small sharks.



Jemma and I tried to take selfies with my nephew.



They also ride the carousel.


Family Reunion


Over the 4th of July our family went to a family reunion in SW Missouri.  One afternoon my mom,  Justin, Jemma and I walked down to a near by river.IMG_20140704_154200


Justin and Jemma sat with their feet in the water.



Justin decided to check out how deep it was.  It wasn’t very deep.

Our family hasn’t had a reunion in 10 years.  My kids had a good time at the reunion but they had a hard time not doing our regular 4th of July activities in Edmond.


Jemma is learning how to skip rocks at a different location on the river from my dad’s cousins.

Will didn’t go with us because he was working.