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Lest you think our lives are consumed by ministry (since most of our posts revolve around our ministry),  we wanted to dispel that myth and give you a few random pics from our home life this week.
We try to do a big, leisurely Sunday breakfast.  For the past few weeks, we're on a pancake roll and since we had some yummy marshmallows sent to us, Timmy decided his pancakes needed a little decoration!!   What could be better than Dulce de leche and mini marshmallows for a topping?

We are reading through the Bible with Timmy with our favorite children's Bible (not pictured).  Right now we're reading about King David and we're comparing him with King Saul. 
We've been spending our afternoons (since we teach at night) outdoors.  We've been hiking, biking, running, gardening and doing whatever we can outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having the past few weeks.  We know that winter is coming, so we're soaking up all we can now.
We are learning new dishes (today's dish was marinera) due to our spectacular students.  This is mandioca plant with cheese passed through a meat grinder.  It is then formed into balls with chopped up chorizo and fried and these "croquetas de mandioca" are super yummy.

We'll try to update you with more "Home life" pics every once in a while, so you get the "rest of the story"on what goes on in our lives.

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  1. Okay, the dulce de leche pic and the description of croquetas de mandioca are making my mouth water ...

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