mexico 2010, part 2

26 Feb

As I mentioned in my last post, the boys drove supplies down to the studio.
This beast of an espresso machine was one of those supplies.
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The boys job was to build a home for it.039

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Thankfully, Natalie found work to keep us girls busy too.

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Little sis re-upholstering chairs.
I think it is her hidden talent.

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155  Yep…Natalie trusted us with the sewing machine.
God so knew what he was doing when he gave her the art studio.
She is so at home there…and such an encouraging instructor.
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Check out our finished product. 
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Aren’t they so cute?
We were inspired by her.
Although, I have to admit they are on the girly side.
I like to think they balance out some of the more masculine graffiti.
But I just tell myself that as to not feel guilt over the comments Natalie might get from all the teenage boys that frequent the studio ;)
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We worked hard…but it was only a matter of time before the goofing off started.
I blame it on all the tacos…they go straight to the hips and then to the brain.

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Behold the finished project! 212  
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Studio Del Creador’s first coffee bar! 226
A few more fun things we got to do during our trip…
eat breakfast at the most beautiful restaurant.
It was built around huge boulders.
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Did you see the boulder behind the fireplace?
And the tree growing out of the floor?
And the chandeliers doubled as wine racks.129 The restaurant had the most amazingly delicious chili rellano…thankfully Ty was willing to share his with me ;)
It was also positioned atop a hill so the view of Tecate was great.

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I had to stock up on sandigomas so Natalie took me to the coolest candy store.
I left with arms full of candy and the prettiest sprinkles.
I’ll have to make cupcakes or better yet these cookies and then show you.
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I had to take a picture of these piñatas.
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They were the biggest I have ever seen.
Whenever I see a piñata I think of my 7th birthday.
Sorry Mom…I gotta tell the story.
We had just moved to Arizona from Florida and my Mom was embracing southwestern culture.
She threw me a little party…complete with my first piñata.
I remember all us kids taking a swing at it…totally having a blast.
Then finally the last hit tore the thing apart…
but to our dismay not a single piece of candy spilled out of it.
Mom had missed the most important step in the piñata tradition.
It’s okay Mom…I bet you did it just to make it memorable for me right?
It definitely worked ;)
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So there you have it…our trip to Mexico.
We worked, then played, then ate, then played and ate even more.
Natalie and Pato were such sweet hosts.
They turned our “missions trip” into a full on vacation.
Hopefully Natalie can keep thinking up projects for us to work on.
We need lots of excuses to come visit her!

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3 Responses to “mexico 2010, part 2”

  1. Amber February 27, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    I am swooning over that chandelier!! :) Sounds like so much fun.

  2. Leah H February 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I think you two need to move down there and be full time missionaries! I can see if for your future;)

  3. hannah March 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    I want to visit her art studio!!!

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