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I seem camouflaged by the mural! Cuzco Feb 2007

summer 08 in Bretaña

Jose, Rut, Vicky, Tito...almost constant companions, FAMILY, in Lima.



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I didn't mind being "gordita", but my doc said I should lose the weight for health. I am post menopausal, married 37 years before my husband passed away in Feb of 2011. He loved me the way I was and so do the people I've come to know and love during my mission trips. I am not trying to impress anyone, but I want to be around for my grandkids and for my extended family in Peru
People can see more pix - and videos - at My album is mumz2you. and follow my mission trips in Peru at

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 52,748

My Goals:
To reach and stay around 180, maybe even as low as 160 if possible, SOME time by 2017. I may never be able to fit into my 40 year old wedding dress, but I can at least hope to be fit and healthy for my remaining years of service.

My Program:
My daughter, Abi, and I got in this together, by changing our eating habits and developing an exercise habit. I am trying to exercise more regularly and eat more "freggies".

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I was born in Texas, but I''ve lived in Rochester most of my life. I became a Christian my senior year of high school (Spencerport class of ''71) and met Ansel at an Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship retreat during my 2nd year at SUNY at New Paltz. We married less than a year later (Oct 27, ''73) and after losing our first child went on to have 3 others - Abi (12 -77) Ben (8-83) and Cassie (10-86). Ben married October '06 .Abi has given us our first 2 grandchildren-and yes, by the same man!Our son Ben gave us a granddaughter, Penny, in Sept 07 and grandson Jack in February 09! My husband Ansel passed away in February of 2011, but the Lord united me with a wonderful Peruvian man in August of same year, Levi Utia. We tried to have a civil ceremony either here or there. But we encountered so many obstacles. We finally married in August 2016, and are now in the process of getting his spouse visa.

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I've made 11 mission trips to Peru, and will gladly explain how I became involved to anyone who has ears to hear! I have "second homes" in Pucallpa, Lima, Chiclayo, and Iquitos (just wish I could go more often) and I have cultivated some very close friendships there.
Anyone interested in seeing photos and videos from my trip in June-July 07 and to Machu Picchu in Feb of 07 can see them at the album under mumz2you . I have two blogs - the bilingual : and my 'Perunews" where I have blogged about my most recent trip - complete with photos. Stop by and read all about it! I will try to update the photos in my gallery, so stop by again!

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    When the one that had attacked me on Facebook Messenger where nobody could see what was going on, went past the back of my chair yesterday, I turned and asked her about medical tests she is going through. I know that people like to talk about themselves, so she stopped and told me about the problems she was having with her health and the tests she had gone through. She doesn't have any results yet, but she is being checked to see if she has Parkinson's disease.

    Later, she got a plate of food and came back and sat beside me. I acted as though the incident on Messenger had never happened.

    I am learning that once we say something or write it, we can never take it back. Thankfully, at the time, I didn't reply to anything she was saying on Messenger.

    Pro_26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

    Had we gotten into an argument, it would have been disturbing for all there that had no idea of what had happened. I wouldn't not have wanted that.
    13 days ago
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    13 days ago
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    Be curious. There is a light & dark side on this planet. There will be challenging times. They are . . . to remind us how fragile life is, what our . . . role is & a chance to ask questions. Elise Gowerman
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    14 days ago
    The last report I had about Elizabeth is that she was having trouble with a breathing tube. She was choking and they were doing tests to see if there was a growth near the tube. She also had a rash at the surgery site.

    There were a bunch of feathers on top of the pool surface yesterday. I don't know if a bird caught one of the ducks or what caused the mass of feathers. I didn't find any body or evidence of a kill of any birds.

    The mallards are a delight and will not fly off if I sit in a chair on the pool deck. I don't feed any of the animals so they don't become dependent or try to get inside to the food source.

    Bayau did catch and kill a rabbit. She came in with blood on her front legs and I thought she hurt herself. I checked her legs and she licked off the blood. The next day, she came running with the rabbit carcass up to my husband.
    15 days ago
    Hi. It's been donkey years! How are you doing? How are your mission trips going?
    20 days ago
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