Sunday, May 2, 2010

Project 365, Week 18

My blogging blahs extended to photography this week and I have almost nothing to share for Project 365 :-(  I took one, and ONLY ONE photo up until this weekend. Because yesterday was a holiday and we ended up with over 100 photos on the camera (taken by whoever happened to have the camera at the time) I'm sharing four photos from our Labor Day festivities. Most of the world celebrates International Workers' Day on May 1st. Here it's a big holiday, and that means most of the stores are closed (unless they're tourist related) and people usually get together with family and friends. [Sidenote: When I was a kid we had games at school on May Day. Do they still do that?]

Anyway, here's a photo from earlier in the week (taken on a walk, of course). I just loved how this berry-laden bush draped over the wall.
We had several couples over for pizza and a movie on Friday night but we only took two photos. Lots of laughter and fun; we'll definitely have to do this more often! [BTW, I made both types of pizza: from Argentina and the U.S. and our guests really liked the fully loaded American style!]
For the past two years on May 1st we've taken the youth to an all-day event at the Palabra de Vida facility in Sta. Rosa de Calamuchita. This year a set of parents went along too and we ended up with a total of 17 people, in three vehicles. It was a PERFECT day for the outing! More like summer than autumn with clear skies, a slight breeze and temperatures in the high 70s.

Being Latin America, even though we were there on time (10 a.m.) nothing started until noon. At which point the boys soccer tournament commenced. I don't think there were enough girls to have a volleyball game, but they had fun just hanging out and cheering the boys on. The games began with prayer.
Can you believe we have NO photos of the boys actually playing?! Not sure who had the camera at that point, but I guess they were too excited about the game to even think about taking photos. LOL

Since the event was in Sta. Rosa -- actually only one kilometer from the house -- we took our group there for lunch and merienda (afternoon snack). At lunch the kids were horsing around and having a good time.
Sorry to say the boys didn't win a single game of soccer, but they still had fun. And when it was all done we went back to the house for merienda and a few games of bocce. The kids also gave each other impromptu guitar lessons.
Then they asked Ivan to play. He took classical guitar lessons in college but that's been a few years!  Oh, and that's "Charley" with us; he's also part of our English conversation group so we gave him an English name :-)
As the sun went down it turned chilly but we enjoyed sitting out in the yard until it had fully set, at which point we packed up and came home. It was a great day!


Mari said...

Looks like a great day! I love the berry picture too, and I think you need to tell us more about Argentine pizza.

JonMagic said...

Looks like a great time! I'd like to hear more about the Argentine style of pizza, in fact, have you thought of taking a cooking class down there so you can send me up all their cuisine ideas :-) lol

Tori said...

That berry tree is gorgeous. You still managed to capture a lot this week. What would an Argentine pizza consist of?
Have a super week!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks like a fun week and pizza yum! So glad your friends enjoyed our version of it!!

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

Nice pictures for someone with blogging blah!!

those are berries? looks like flowers to me. Can you eat them?

The whole week looks fun, the pizza sounds interesting. I think I'd try the Argentinean Pizza myself.

Have a nice Sunday and great rest of the week.

The Bug said...

I'm a pizza lover & not the least bit snobby about it - I love the pizza from the convenience store & the pizza from the gourmet restaurant & all the ones in between - so I want to know about the Argentine pizza too!

I enjoyed your pictures. I know how hard it is some days. I'm not sure what I'll get a picture of yet today - but I have a fall-back picture in mind if nothing INTERESTING shows up.

sara said...

I think we are on the same wave length!! I am struggling to get my pictures taken and blogging....I have a lot to blog about just no time to do it......I feel like I am treading water. Today, I forgot that I had new comers coming over for dinner and didn't remember till I got to church.

Fortunately I work pretty well on the fly and it will come off but it certainly threw me off!!!

skoots1mom said...

almost nothing...looks like you did great 2 me!
Labor Day festivities...FUN!
i've never celebrated May Day except one year @ school we danced around the May Pole.

draped over the pretty!

fully loaded American style--yippee!

My girl learned bocce...they played at prom while waiting on dinner

I've always enjoyed sitting in the yard...can't do it much with our mosquitoes...they're dive bombers :)

Betty said...

We had the same great weather here yesterday. It was just so clear and the sunshine was so nice. No wind!
Unlike today....
Looks like the youth had a great time at your place. Loved reading about your week!

Betty said...

We had the same great weather here yesterday. It was just so clear and the sunshine was so nice. No wind!
Unlike today....
Looks like the youth had a great time at your place. Loved reading about your week!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

What a beautiful bush! I just love draping plants.

I've never played bocce. Always wondered about it...

rita said...

Great pics!
Love your smiling face in the last one and the matching T-shirts.
I wonder whether what you call the bloggy-blahs may not have more to do with the growing ministry. I am thrilled to see all the people and opportunities reflected in your photos. And also the role our SR house has.
This is the first time I noticed that your curtains have texture.
¡Que el Señor les bendiga ricamente esta semana!

Elizabeth said...

I would love an Argentine pizza right now!
The last picture you posted is a great picture of you!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Sitting in the yard listing to the guitar, wow it just one so relaxing and fun!

I miss my laptop, I feel like I have missed so may of my favorite blogging pals and what is going on with them.