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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy fall to all!

We haven't experienced a fall season in five years. I haven't really thought about this until my six year old yelled from the backyard yesterday, "something is happening! come see! what are all these leaves doing on the ground?" It was after the autumn season of 2005 and when our two oldest were just babies that we departed for Peru to live on the desert coast near the equator where there is not a lot of variety in the weather or seasons. So this year we are so looking forward to the cooler crisp weather and foliage. Memphis is a city filled with beautiful and large trees, so what a treat it will be!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Baby Shower!

My sweet friends, Grace and Laura, hosted a baby shower for me last weekend. It was fun to get some new things for Evangeline! Thanks to all my Memphis friends for making this time special!

Happy 8th Birthday Abigail!

Abigail turned 8 on Sept. 2nd. To celebrate, she had a pajama party with 13 little girls! Her grandparents also surprised her by coming in town.

Our friends, the Leavell family, gave her a mini tennis court as a birthday gift. Saturday morning, we had our own U.S. Open on Avon Rd.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Forrest Spence 5K

Last weekend we enjoyed participating in the Forrest Spence 5K. Brittany and David Spence are friends of ours in Memphis and David has been to Peru and served in our medical clinics. They have an incredible story of how through the loss of their infant son, Forrest, they began helping other families at LeBonheur Children's hosptial. You can read their story here.

Allen finishing the 5K. . .

Adeline reaching the finish line of the one mile fun-run (w/ some motivation from her dad running behind her). . .

And Mary Allen getting ready to compete in the 100 yard dash!

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