10/29/2008

Hey there again

Hey there,
Haven't posted much lately, at least not any family news :). I guess nothing out of the extraordinary has been going on here, other than with the church.
Well, winter is here, I can tell you that much :). It seems like yesterday that we had a nice warm weather... no, literally. Two days ago we were in the hight 60's and sudently, at about 12 pm of yesterday, it started raining and it got super cold, probably in the low 40's. This morning when the girls were going to school we were in the high 30's.... cold, cold, cold :) But I guess we are almost in November so... it is time. In a clear day (like today), you can see the mountain tops around us and you can see all the snow.. beautiful, really a blessing to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenary that God allows us to see.
I finish the devotional book from Elisabeth George about the book of Esther. I am not sure what I am going to be next. Need to go upstairs and look in the office and see what I got and haven't done yet. Would let you know. Right now I am not starting any new book for regular reading because my in laws will be here in just over 2 weeks and she is briging me some books that I was looking forward reading and that I had order. I am still reading "Cruel Love". It is a secular biography of a lady that is in jail (still is) because of a big mistake, and she is also inocent. All she did was marry an italian man in the States that many belive to be involve with the mafia (she didn't know that until after she separated from him). After years of abuse and later finding out that all of her phisical problems came from years of him trying to slowly poison her, she was left by him. They were in the middle of the separation and got permission to take her daughter to Spain with her family. Yeah, she is from Spain. He manipulated forms and stuff to where the american govertment asked her to inmidiatly bring her daugther back to the States. She didn't but she went herself to try to straight everything up and show the judge that the spanish govertment has given her the custody of the child (they married in Spain-- he didn't showed up in Spain after the marriage because he was being look for by spanish govertmen to be put in jail- she also didn't know about that because it was before they met and he used a false name). Anyway, she wasn't heard, the spanish embassy didn't want to get involve , so she was put in jail in NJ for kidnapping her daughter. Now I am reading of everything that she is going through in jail because the new wife of her ex-husband is a police officer and has contacts there. It is hard, because you know she shouldn't be there, he should; but the hardest part is that you know she is still in there. Wow, I didn't mean to get so much into that story.. sorry:(

To speak about something nicer, I have been trying to get some clothes for the girls and it really has been hard.. I can't find many things that I like and that they can use. Yesterday I thought I had hit the jockpot, there were tons of dresses and skirts (well, not tons but a lot more than I had see so far), but to my despair, I realize that only went to size 5 and the girls are needing a 6 so.... I was able to get a 3 Sunday dresses while we were in Madrid, and got one more yesterday. Got a few tops and one skirt.... I think we can make it.... They could use some of the clothes they already had, so.. I guess it is going to have to work for now, maybe next month I will start my quest again. Now I am looking for black shoes for them... it seems already like it is going to be a problem... I guess the deal is that I have in my mind what I want and nothing that I see fits that.... I need a Mall!!!! Maybe a trip to Madrid will fix it... hehehe. Not that we don't have stores here, it is just that I am new and I don't know where they are :).
Tomorrow the Andrews are coming, They are going to be helping us canvassing, what a blessing! Aaron should be happy to know that the girls are not going to school on friday... I heard that they are having a Halloween party, and we just don't do Halloween. Don't need to tell you why right?
Halloween? Seriously??? Since when? I have to say I am surprise to see it got here. When I lived in Spain before, we never had anything like that, other than the movies that showed it, but those where from the States, we never "celebrated" it. No one did. Well, last year the girls came home telling me that they were having a Hallowing party in the school. I figured that it was because it was a billingual school and so they embraced both cultures and holidays (of course no one said anything about thanksgiving..). But, what was my surprise when I saw, a few stores decorated for it and a section in Carrefour (like Walmart) with stuff to dress up and decorate. I want to believe that the reason is that, once again, we are living in a city where the college has a big number of american students, so it has become popular. I have to find out.... Hey Deanna, how is it in Madrid?
.... Wow, pretty long post for not having much to say uh? :)...
I got some new cute photos of the girls, I will share them soon. One thing before I finish ..
"...and what communion hath light with darkness?" 2 Cor



5 comments:

The Contreras Family said...

Wow, that book about the Spanish lady in prison sounds very interesting, sad and even a little frustrating. :) NO malls in Granada? Hmmmm... time for an excursion. jeje. I gave my book on Ester to Rosa. Gonna have to get another one. :)

Pilar Stark said...

It is good, but not super good. I guess none of them can equal "Aumenta mi fe Senor". I am thinking about doing it again, it was such a blessing!
We have most of all the stores I like in Granada, but they are spread downtown, always a pain to go with the girls because it is so pack with people at all times.
The name of the book is "amor cruel" by Reyes Monforte. They have it in Carrefour, it is where I got it from. They also have one by the same author called "Un burka por amor", also a true story of a spanish woman that marries a man from the middle east. It is better I thought, and also very clean. I recommend them to you. If you go to the pocket book section they have the second one I told you and it is a lot cheaper too.

Nate and Arancha Photography said...

I think that the Halloween thing has been going on in Spain for a few years, before I moved to the States (so more than 4) I guess that they've seen it so much on tv that they've started doing it.... I know, sad...
Glad to hear you guys are doing good!!!! we've been shopping a lot here (well, Cristina and Javi, hehe) and they've found so many dresses and skirts for Alejandra!!!! and so cheap!!! you should make a trip to the US, lol

Pilar Stark said...

See what happends!! I leave the country for 10 years and you guys can't make it without me and get it in trouble. :)hehehe. Girl, like we didn't have enough problems...

Deanna said...

Halloween is big here in Madrid, too. You see it everywhere...they even have places at the mall for kids to get their pictures taken with witches and vampires. Nice, huh? =) Aaron's english teacher even asked me if I could help out with the decorations for this year's party! haha.. Good thing we are headed to Granada. So glad the girls are out on friday. Aaron's school doesn't have school Friday either, so it worked out great for us to come down this weekend. I will probably call you tomorrow morning before heading out. Looking forward to seeing you guys!!