Wednesday, January 28, 2015

~Would you like to take a tour of "our house" here in Argentina?!~

Our friends U. Charlie and A. Yoli and their brother Mr. Willie and his family have graciously loaned us their parents' furnished home here in Argentina.
Now that their parents are in their Senor years, they have returned to their home land and are not traveling anymore.
We are Blessed and Honored to get to use their beautiful spacious home while we are here in Argentina!

Now...if you'll follow me...I'll take you on a tour.
Some of these pictures were taken LAST time we were here. 
You'll notice that... because in one of the pictures with my friend Caro in the kitchen... I'm EXPECTING ABIGAIL! :-)
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~The back yard is like a Garden of Eden...filled with fun tropical flowers and a huge pool fishpond.  The kids enjoy playing back here.
The back building is where there is an indoor grill!~

 ~This is looking from the building where there is a grill, to the back of the house.  The kids are up where we wash and hang our clothes to dry.~
  ~Here is the washer that our dear friends Caro and Leo are loaning us!  It is a LIFE-SAVER!  It's up on the porch with the clothes lines!~
 ~Here is my "Dryer"...3 nice clothes lines!  :-)  (Picture taken last year!)~
 ~Last time we were here...Phillip got me some Jasmine flowers that smell really nicely!  I used the pretty little blue and white tea pitcher I found here for a vase.  :-)
 ~Phillip's office!
This is where he spends a lot of time with Jesus, reading his Bible, praying, and writing newsletters, etc.~
 ~Inside Phillip's office is my "Happy Spot" of the house!
It's where I keep most of my little "treasures" that I have here in Argentina! ~
 ~The purple and black plates are just a heavy plastic, but they make for a fun table!~

 ~My fun little tricycle with purple flowers and some cute little yogurt jars.
You see, one brand of Yogurt comes in glass jars here, so I have saved some, for they are very fun to decorate with and use.
Here they are holding my little tea spoons.~
 ~These make me smile!~
 ~Since I couldn't find or afford cake stands the first time we were here 2011-2012, Last time we came I brought this one that I got on sale 50% off at Hobby Lobby!~

 ~The last time were were here, Kimberly and I made this little banner.  Every other paper is white with black polka dots, and the next one is white with purple polka dots!~
 ~ I love old things!  So, I'm THRILLED with the "old looking" wooden boxes that Jesus has let me find here to use to decorate with!
The fruit and veggies come in these boxes here, so they are VERY common.
These wooden boxes... I have gotten up the nerve to ask if I could BUY them from fruit stands.
The guys must have felt sorry for this American Lady...for they GAVE THEM TO ME!  :-)
Yes!  This shelf makes me smile every time! :-)~
~Here are some pictures of the nice kitchen!  (pic taken last year!)
I spend A LOT of time in this kitchen and it is SO NICE!  There are even 2 refrigerators which is a BLESSING...since I still try to eat LOTS of raw veggies and fruit!~
 ~Phillip found this wooden box on the side of the road for me last year.
This one is on top of one of the 'fridges in the kitchen!~
 ~Love the tins and bags here.  The tin on the right and bag on the left are from Yerba Mate...the typical Argentine tea.  The tin in the middle is from coffee!~
 ~Here's a better pic of the kitchen.  The refrigerator with the wooden box on top is to my right in this pic!
This is LAST TIME WE WERE HERE...with my dear friend Caro.  I was still expecting baby Abigail! :-)
The window where we wash dishes, looks out onto the beautiful back yard!~
I failed to get a picture of any of the bathrooms.  There is a full bathroom off of our room, a full bathroom for the kids to use, and a half bath downstairs for guests to use.
~Now let's go upstairs to our room!
It is a very spacious room, with a big bed, night stands, a full closet with mirrors and a dresser!
It has it's own bathroom as well!~
 ~These pillows on our bed... are my "Miracle birthday pillows" that I made/bought our first time here in Argentina!  :-) ~
 ~We always have to leave Argentina every 3 months or so, to renew our Argentine visas!  While in Uruguay last year, Phillip bought me these cute little tins that say "Sugar" and "Tea!" ~
 ~Baby Mary in a cute little frame.  I think it's time to put baby Abigail in there now.  :-) ~

 ~Here's a better picture of the nice BIG closet with mirrors on it in our room.
Now, baby Abigail's baby bed (on loan to us from a dear lady at church) is tucked in the corner to the LEFT of the bed! Scroll down to see pics of Abigail's bed in our room.~
 ~This cute little window is in the corner where baby Abigail's bed is now!~
 ~Here is Kimberly's room off of the living room...heading up the stairs towards upstairs!
She is happy to have her own deck, her own desk, and bed.~

 ~She gets up faithfully quite early to have her devotions and start school!
Her Yerba Mate...helps her wake up. :-)
Isn't this a cute little pink pen from her violin teacher Adriana in Colombia?~
 ~And she snuck her Winnie the Pooh comforter and pillow case here...that her friend Bryanna S. gave her years ago!  :-) ~
 ~Last time I was given this cute little wooden box.
I wanted to WHITE WASH Phillip helped me get the right paint and one Saturday I painted it and left it outside to dry!
A few minutes later I looked out the window and guess what was SITTING ON MY WOODEN BOX?.....
 ~I was pretty happy with how my little white-washed box turned out!
I have this arrangement on a shelf above the dinning room where we eat!~
~This house is very that there are 2 dinning rooms.
One is where we eat all the time, and is Right off of the kitchen!
The other one (see pics below) is where we do school work, and have more formal tables!
The more formal dinning room is in the same room as the Living room!~
 ~Napkins are expensive here, so we use a roll of paper towels on the table.  :-)  And of course, it's just easier to have our spoons and forks on the table too. :-) ~
 ~Dear Elijah and Mary in the picture!~
 ~We had Argentine CHURI-PAN and Colombian coffee today!  Delish!
Churi-pan is a Chorizo sausage on a hard bread with a special Chimichurri sauce.  YUM!~
 ~One more pic of where we eat...taken from the kitchen.~
 ~Here is the more formal dinning room and to the right is the Living Room.~
 ~We do our school work on this table...
 ~and then when company is coming...we set it really pretty and the adults sit here, and the kids normally sit in the other dinning room off of the kitchen.~
 ~THIS IS AN OLD PIC...but this is so you can see a better pic of the L.R. taken from the dinning room!
This is a very spacious house....which we LOVE...for you know we LOVE to have company over!  Spending time with people means A LOT in Latin/South America.  ~
 ~The coffee table in front of the couch is where my fun magazines stay.
That way when I get a minute to sit on the couch, I can look at them.  :-) ~

~A few more pics of our room!
A fun little "drink tray" in our room.  That way when we get thirsty at night, we don't have to go downstairs.~
 ~A comfortable chair beside my side of the bed where I spend a lot of time with Baby Abigail.~
 ~We have a deck that goes off of our room as well!~
 ~Baby Abigail's side of the room.  She is in the corner to the LEFT of our bed.~
 ~Here's her little spot!  :-) ~
 ~We used a little blanket to cover up that cute little window above her that the light doesn't keep her awake.~
 ~Here is the boys' room.  It's rather warm hot here right there are just sheets on the beds!  They have a nice full-sized closet and shelves too!~
  ~Noah and Elijah LIVE in the garage using their ripsticks!~
 ~Here is Sarah and Mary's room.~
 ~They have a nice full-sized closet with mirrors on the doors...thus you can see the BED in the mirror.  Here is Sarah's desk where she does school work in the corner of her room.~
 ~Sarah is happy to have her own desk.~
Thank you for taking the tour with me!  
Again I say, May God richly BLESS our DEAR Friends for loaning us their BEAUTIFUL COMFORTABLE home!  
It is being SUCH A BLESSING to our family while we try to work for Jesus here in Argentina!


Bryon and Michele Fling said...

So awesome!! I'm in total happiness over the unbelievable gift of God! I love your place. God is so good!!

lila said...

I enjoyed the beautiful tour!!! So happy you have such a fun lovely place to stay!! You all deserve it!! Love you all tons

Abigail Kuhn said...

So happy for the beautiful house that God has blessed you all with! When I saw your magazines on the coffee table, I knew I just had to ask, how do you keep the little ones (Abigail, Mary) from getting them and ripping them up? My girls are literally chewing up their board books!! They're starting to learn the books do have pictures and words (they'll be a year old 2 weeks from today) and they'll bring books to me to read to them and they love that. But I daren't trust them with paper page books or magazines yet!

The Dickinsons said...

Dearest Abigail, Thanks for your fun comment! My girls are the "right ages" that I can keep my magazines on the coffee table safely. Mary, since she is now 4, learned long ago to look at books and magazines carefully. Abigail is not mobile yet. But when she starts to crawl...those magazines will have to find a new home on a higher shelf. :-)
Blessings!! ~Heather~

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