July 28th is Peru's Dia de las Patrias - their patriotic holiday. So since that date fell on a Sunday, our church had a few specials. The wome, dressed in Peru's "Blanquirojo" (Blanco y rojo, red and white), sang some specials (my sis-in-law Marita and niece Erika among them)
and the youth had a choreography in honor both of Peru's military but also with the idea of being soldiers in GOD'S army, including great nieces and nephews.
July 31st was my birthday, and although Levi was still on vacation, he was busy doing various paper chases. So he asked Josue and Nora to see to getting something up for me, and they happily decorated and got up a nice party.
The cake was a rich, moist chocolate, and my name was even spelled right!
There were a bunch of relatives - siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts. I think we counted about 30.
What blessed me most was Levi's seeing to it that there were arrangements, and how happily Josue and Nora did it.
August 1st saw Josue doing some carpentry, and Kaleb enjoying the leftover balloons.
I also began to offer some English lessons to the (great) nieces and nephews.
On the 3rd Levi and I celebrated our third anniversary, but we had to postpone our date because he had to work.
I had Josue take us to Tottus.
It was pretty hot out so I treated us to "raspadillas" - shaved ice covered with various syrups, the equivalent of snowcones. We stopped at a vendor in front of the fairgrounds. The wall in front of it is covered with some really nice murals so Kaleb toddles with me while I took some pix thereof.
Later we - Josue, Nora, the kids, and I - went to a special evangelical family event. It was fun to see relations there, Like Gabriel and Angel (Erika's sons).
and also to see some of my countrymen from the team!