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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: 50,863

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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    I used to go with a friend to her family reunion when I was a child. Our family never had them when I was growing up.

    This side of my husband's family is very close. His Dad's side of the family also has an annual reunion, but the feeling of closeness just isn't there.
    98 days ago
    I'm praying for clear pool water. It is sky blue today, but we can't see the bottom. The "leaf master" arrived today.
    104 days ago
    I missed church this morning because of a queasy stomach. Tonight I am having cramping, but I will be rid of the problem. This should be my theme song: Gimme the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in the toilet bowl and drift away. And I'm feeling the strain, Oh ain't it a shame?

    We bought a 16' telescoping pole to use on the pool today and a brush head. Our son was here and was vacuuming the pool, when the vacuum head broke. So we got some stuff that we needed when we went to replace the vacuum head.

    Tomorrow, depending on how I feel, I want to get some flocculant. We pulled plenty of leaves out today with the telescoping pole. We still have green water and the wind was up. We called the company that made the pole because we couldn't get it to telescope. After the second call, the company representative suggested taking it back to the store. My husband asked a worker at Wal*Mart about it and she showed him how to do it. The poles we have come apart and you can't really lift leaves from the bottom without that risk. They are fine for the cleaning brush and nets that we have and use to skim the surface.

    None of us know when our life will end or how it will end. It is sad that people think it is okay to kill others. My thoughts about the shootings at the Florida night club.

    I think you tackled Mt. Washmore doing laundry for 5!

    107 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2016 12:42:41 AM
    Memory Lane was a good place over the Memorial Day weekend. I can ask my sister about things. She has a good memory of past events. My mother and her sister used to call each other and reminisce. Mom felt alone when her sister died because she would no longer be able to talk to anyone that remembered her past.
    115 days ago
    My son came here tonight and vacuumed the pool and trimmed the grass. I felt like bringing up about the missing buckets, but nobody will own up to knowing what happened to them. I just don't feel like arguing. That has always been the answer, like stuff disappeared into thin air. It still riles me up when I think about it.

    TGIF, my friend. Have a good weekend!
    116 days ago
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