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I seem camouflaged by the mural! Cuzco Feb 2007

summer 08 in Bretaņa

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: 50,873

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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    The party at my sister's house went very well. She sent home a cake and an apple pie with me, but I didn't touch either one of them.
    139 days ago
    Happy Mother's Day!

    All of the broken things have been fixed except we would need to buy a spreader, but we really don't need one. God is good all the time.
    145 days ago
    I don't know that I could have handled seeing someone drinking the "apple juice."

    The last month that I was in the Air Force, we were told that we could work doing what we thought we might like to do once we were discharged. I was stationed near Columbus, OH and thought I would like to study at Ohio State University to be a veterinarian. I got to work half a day at the base vet clinic.

    The vet allowed us to give dogs and cats, their rabies and distemper shots. We had a cleaner in bottle with a pointed lid on it to clean the examining table between patients. You would be working and feel something wet on your leg. It was common to get squirted with the cleaner on your legs, but you would think you had been urinated on by a dog. I squirted one of the receptionists on her rear end, she was wearing silk and it caused the dyes to run. I had to give her money for a new outfit.

    With having hose on, the wet spots stayed until they completely dried.
    153 days ago
    Right now we are having very cool temperatures for Spring. When the windows are down, my hair whips around my face and gets between my eyeglasses and face. I have fine hair and it is very hard to comb or brush after being in the wind. A lot of it comes out on the comb or brush after being in the wind.

    Yes, we can use the automatic windows on hubby's car, but he wants it fixed.
    155 days ago
    I will be glad to have things fixed again. So far, nothing has been fixed and I broke a lighted magnifying glass today trying to replace the batteries in it. I use it when I am filing coupons because on some of the coupons, the print is too small for me to see the expiration dates.

    Hubby worked at a polling place yesterday to bring in a little income. The estimate on the car air-conditioning is $1,700.
    156 days ago
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