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Thursday, August 12, 2010

She's Back with Souvenirs!

Jeanette is back from her service in El Salvador! 


After some affectionate hugs from her two younger brothers,


she got her luggage 


 filled with dirty clothes and souvenirs


and we headed home!  1:00 am is a little late for the 3 amigos.  Funny - they were all wide awake until I pulled out my camera.

A little story about my souvenir.  Jeanette was on the beach and saw some shells that she thought would be good to get for the folks back home.   Suddenly, a woman with a basket appeared and with a smile announced, "Recuerdos a un dólar."  Jeanette bought this lovely masterpiece of birds made entirely of sea shells.  The paint was still wet.  How awesome is that!  And for only a dollar!  I'm sure I'll find a perfect place for it in my room that's...lime green and pink!


It's good to have her home!  If you go here, you'll see the mural Jeanette worked on for the boys Crisis Center and read a little more about what she did and why.  It will be worth 5 minutes of your time.


15 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

That is an insanely awesome souvenir.

You should be proud and I am sure you are.

Garden of Egan said...

She is sort of the cutest girl!
I think your souvenir is rocks.
You needed to do a tutorial and show us how to make one.

Cherie said...

What a great and very unique souvenier! I am sure you are glad to have her home!! I love the picture with the 3 kids - You can tell they really love each other - Happy Day!

Kerin said...

Oh boy...I really need to stay away from your blog for a few days....
I am totally jealous of your welcome homes, and brothers and sister pictures!!
So, happy for you that she is home safe and sound! What a thoughtful, loving daughter she is and a blessing in your lives :)
Happy reunions!!

Tracy said...

WOW!! I bet you wish she would have even brought home more of the creative souvenirs!! ;-)...

Really, you must be a very proud mother and rightly so!! :-) Your family is truly an inspiration.

Kazzy said...

She is a treasure. You are blessed.

Barbaloot said...

It must be so fun to have her home!

Nana said...

I am glad she is home safe. I love the chicken, parrot, thingy.

Joanie said...

I love your birds! What a great story to go with them.
Jeanette will live on forever with her artwork. How nice for the boys.

Yvonne said...

What a fun souvenier, and an AWESOME DAUGHTER.

Glad she's home--what a great experience.

Nancy Face said...

I love the mural! It is just wonderful! :)

Camille said...

Sure love that girl!

Just a little more than your souvenir...

Valerie said...

Glad she made it home safely and most importantly that the beautiful piece of art made it home safely in her suitcase! WOW!!!

Jenny said...

I just love your cute statue. I am sure it will always make you smile.

The mural is so amazing, what a special gift for the crisis center.

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