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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: 50,569

My Goals:
To reach and stay around 180, maybe even as low as 160 if possible, SOME time within 2014. 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 are in this together, by changing our eating habits and developing an exercise habit.

Personal Information:
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. I don't know if or when we'll ever be able to marry, but for now Jesus Christ is uniting us.

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I've made 10 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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    I love pie, so any excuse is a good one, lol!
    79 days ago
    Our children surely need our prayers. I pray we both live to see them born again and serving the Lord.
    85 days ago
    Trials they were, but God brought my children through and there is no indication that anything was ever wrong with either of them. Oh, that He would save their souls. They professed to know Him at age 6-my son and age 8-my daughter. They turned from Him while in high school. That is more heartbreaking to me than them having health problems.
    88 days ago
    My husband called his cousin yesterday, she was at a doctor's office. She has pneumonia.
    93 days ago
    I was glad to see the robin. We are in the midst of a winter storm tonight, but it is to get to the 50's by the weekend.

    Right now, we are having freezing rain which is to turn to rain tomorrow. That might clear away the snow we got and I am hoping, the ice.

    I have been seeing a video on Swagbucks about a man that is a trail angel on The Appalachian Trail. He hangs food in 5-gallon buckets for hikers. I think he is in the Northeast.
    101 days ago
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