Thursday, October 30, 2014

Filipino Orphanage...TAKE ME!!!

 So my brother and his wife and family are back in the Philipines right now and they posted these pictures on our family Group me of them and the kids visiting an orphanage in Manila!!!
 I was so touched looking at these pictures...ALL THESE LIL babies, that NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE THEM!!!! My niece and nephew looking in at the babies...AWWWW little babies...I would take YOU ALL if I could!!!
I remember the last time I was in the Philipines, after going to Manila we went to the island of Bohol. While we were there we went with the young people from that church to visit a Boholian orphanage. You can read about it Here!!! Buuuuuuuut I remember when I was there that me and this little girl Mary Ann instantly connected...she said I had cute eyes...AWWWW...we couldn't stay a part from each other...I soooooo wished I could take her with me...she was 13 at the time buuuuuut I wonder what has happened to 16 these children are on their own...its been 2 and a half years...I hope she is not out wondering the streets now...I couldn't get her...
There are SOOO MANY PEOPLE that need SOMEONE TO LOVE THEM!!! I saw these words and have made it a part of my prayers to God...
Lord, TAKE ME WHERE LOVE IS NEEDED!!! Weather its in another country than my homeland, across the ocean to another continent or if its...
 right HERE in my city...
 Down the street, across town,
Jesus, TAKE ME,
♥Mary Frances :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


So MANY times when I go to conferences or WHATEVERRR, people will come up to me and say something along the lines of, You must be MARY!!! I read your blog...I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU!!! Annnnnnd i'll look into the face of a complete stranger, that I am VERY EXCITED TO MEET!!! I really AM!!! I LOOOOVE meeting you all...ITS AWESOME!!! However, it doesn't change the fact that they are still a STRANGER!!!
They read my blog and THEY FEEL like THEY KNOW ME, buuuuuuuuut the truth IS, JUST BECAUSE YOU READ MY WRITINGS, doesn't mean that YOU KNOW ME!!! You know ABOUT ME, buuuuuut YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW ME!!! The simple truth, is that, READING ABOUT ME, isn't the same as BEING WITH ME!!!  You can't REALLY KNOW ME, unless you SPEND TIME WITH ME!!!
And I am NOT in any way saying that to try and sound all HIGH AND MIGHTY...I'm saying it to show you that its THE SAME WAY WITH JESUS!!! Just BECAUSE you know ABOUT JESUS, does NOT mean that you KNOW JESUS!!! You can't really know Jesus, UNLESS you spend TIME WITH JESUS!!!
Its NOT enough to just read about Jesus, you have got to learn how to commune and converse and fellowhip with him. You have to get to know Jesus through his word and by spending time with him in prayer, by entering into his presence with Thanksgiving and worship!!! You get to know him by sitting at his feet, washing them with your tears...THATS HOW you get to KNOW JESUS!!!
There are soooooo MANY PEOPLE, that think THEY KNOW JESUS!!! I imagine them in my mind getting to that great day, arriving at the judgement throne, saying, JESUS, I feel like I KNOW YOU!!! And when God sees them its going to be like he's just looking into the face of a STRANGER!!!
The Bible says,
 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." You can't just get into heaven because you reckonize Jesus as JESUS when you see him!!! Jesus continues to say in Matthew,  "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" Buuuuut Jesus isn't going to look at them in delight and say, ITS SOOOOO GOOD TO MEET YOU! Lets be friends!!! The Bible says he is going to say,  "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."  (Matthew 7:23)
When I get to heaven, I want Jesus to recognize me!!! I want him know who I am and to see him look into the eyes of his beloved daughter!!! "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (Romans 10:17) I want to have fellowship with JESUS!!! My prayer is, God TEACH ME TO PRAY!!! Put a longing, a desire in my heart to spend time with you!!! Its NOT ENOUGH for me to hear about you Jesus, I WANT TO KNOW YOU!!!
Don't just know ABOUT JESUS my friends, spend time with him, GET TO KNOW HIM!!! He is waiting for you NOW! Don't wait, you can start getting to know him TODAY!!! On that judgement day, Jesus will not be looking into the eyes of a stranger, but in to the eyes of a precious, long time FRIEND!!! He'll welcome you into his home, with OPEN ARMS!!! Can't you imagine it, WELCOME HOME MY CHILD, I've been  WAITING for you!!!
"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant..." (Matthew 25:21)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guess WHERE????!!!!

BAHAHAHAHA!!!! I guess someone jacked the toilet paper holder so they were just hanging the roll from the purse hanger!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Buuuuuuut hey at least there was TP!!! In the Philippines you woulda been pulling that roll outta your purse!!! LOL
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday shout too....
Heeeeeeeey Mesgana!!!! I have a special birthday question for YOU!!!
 Q: What happens to little CHOCOLATE boys when they grow up???
A: They become HOT CHOCOLATE!!!
Hee, hee!!!!  Yes, I WROTE that ALL ON MY OWN!!! Anyways, Happpppppy BIRRRRRRTHDAY Mesgana!!! Can't believe you and MJ are 12 now...WOW!!! Stay cute and sweet and ALWAYS LOVE JESUS!!!  Better come find me at WCC so I can give you your present and give Mar Bear-Sha-nay-nay a BIG HUG ASAP!!! Purrrrrrrrrr!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Handsome Jesus!!!

Sooooo tonight Bishop was preaching about calvary. And he was using the verse, "he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him" (Isaiah 53:2) and Bishop says that this scripture was talking about CALVARY, when Jesus died for us there was NO Beauty to be seen when you looked at him on the cross.
He went on to say that he believes that Jesus was a VERY HANDSOME MAN!!!  I'm like AMEN!!! TOTALLY agreeing with Bishop...annnnnnd weeeeeelllll...I guess I was nodding my head A LITTLE too excitedly at this point, because Pastor was sitting behind me and whispers, Calm Down! He wasn't BLACK!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
( back in the day, at youth camps us LPC girls would go around and tell me people that we believed Jesus to be THE MOST HANDSOMEST man to everrrr live! Then someone threw Isaiah 53:2 at us and we went running to Bishop, who was then our pastor, with it! And he had us set whoever said that to us STRIAGHT!!! He said, that's talking about CALVARY!!!)
Afterwards when we were all at Chili's, I said, YES, annnnnd see, that's JUST how good looking Jesus was, HE wasn't EVEN BLACK, annnnnnnnnd he was STILL HANDSOME!!! That's MY JESUS!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Happy Sunday!!!

Can I get an AMEN?!??!! Happy Sunday EVERYONE!!! :))))
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"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord."
(Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Had FUNNNN last night at the state fair!!! Me, T and MJ met up with the Abbotts, Seth and Alyssa, Sam and Janelle and Stultz in the rodeo arena...I kinda got BORED tho...I mean, there is only SOOOOO much time I can watch STUPID, IDIOTIC MEN get bucked off of horses and roll to the ground like battered rag dolls...I was like, I would ACTUALLY be impressed if they could do that ANNNNNND take a SELFIE!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Then they started roping cows and I was like, OMW! I think I hear a deep fried reeses calling my name...or maybe its some deep fried nutella??? NOOOO it was definitely a DEEP FRIED REESES!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd a CORN DOG!!!
Then I couldn't believe it cuz I found ANALI'S BOYFRIEND!!!
Then me and T were watching IDIOTS bungee jump from their feet first...annnnnd if they were to scared to jump they would get pushed and everyone on the ground stood around booing or cheering!!!
Then I saw THE CUTEST everrrr umbrella at the AZ Republic had comics all over it!!! Sooooo my sis updated her subscription and the guy gave me one...said it was a $25 value buuuuut for ME, it was FREE!! I'm riiiiiight!!! LOL Buuuuuuuuuut I was sooooo THRILLED that I got this adorable new umbrella annnnnd ya know I was really NEEDING one cuz it rains SOOOOO much here in ARIZONA!!! ;))))
Then me and MJ started going on rides together!!!
First ride was the Log jammer water ride!!! MJ was sooooo scared going down the BIG steeper stretch, buuuuuuuut she leaned against me and I wrapped my arms her really tight and we SCREAMED together at the top of our lungs as we went down!!!
We hit the bottom and she was laughing!!! I was like, OH YEAH THATS MY GIRRRRL!!! I mean, its hard to be to scared when your nestled against Mar Bear!!!
BY THE WAY!!! Everyone else in my church IS TO CHICKEN TO RIDE, RIDES AT THE FAIR!!! You wanna know what Stultz said??? (I'm paraphrasing...and in case you can't tell the whole convo was NOT in seriousness! LOL)  HE SAID, the he LOVES rides buuuuuuuuuuuuut that its NOT SAFE TO RIDE THEM AT FAIRS!!! Cuz ya know they're travelin and bein taken a part and put back together all the time...I'm like, Stultz, HOW is your salvation? Arent you ready to meet Jesus??? He said, I'm ready to meet Jesus, BUUUUUT there is STILL A WORK that needs to be done!!! I was like, WOW!!! Sooooooo SPIRITUAL!!! He's like you know, you don't just throw yourself into dangerous things...I'm like, RIIIIIIGHT...WHATEV..
Buuuuuuuuut you know what, I thought about this BEFORE the fair and I was waiting till after to say something, JUST TO MAKE SURE I WAS RIGHT, which we KNOW I ALWAYS AM, Annnnnnnnnd sure enough I WAS!!! Soooooooooo Stultz, WHAT ABOUT THAT DEEP FRIED REESES THATS STARTED CLOGGING YOUR ARTERIES?!?! Isn't THAT dangerous too???Huh, huh/ huh? HUH????
Anywayz, after the log ride, we met back up with Seth, Alyssa and Stultz who stayed for  the entire rodeo. Alyssa said to find them by the bungee jumpers buuuut when we got ever there, I didn't see them... all of the sudden I felt someone tugging from behind on my purse strap sayin, GIVE ME YOUR PURSE WOMAN!!! I of course SCREAMED, then started was JUST STULZ!!! Alyssa had dared him!!! HAHAHA!!!!
Then me and MJ went on the CRAZY coaster...TWICE!!!
Im soooooooo glad I had someone to go on rides with...I JUST LOVE RIDES!!! The crazier they are, the more HYPERRRR I am when I get off!!!
 After the second time on the crazy coaster I realized that my COMIC STRIP UMBRELLA WAS MISSING!!! Someone had STOLEN IT!!! Soooooooo I dragged our group over to the Arizona Republic booth to see if they would give me another one!!! I was PRETTY SURE I could talk them into in!!! At first the guy said he couldn't...buuuuuuuuut then he said he would...JUST FOR ME!!! I was soooooooo excited!!! I said THANK YOU to him like a kajillion times!!!! And he said, God bless you!!! Soooo I gave him a church card and invited him to our church...WHO knows, maybe that's WHY my umbrella got stolen in the first place...#YOUJUSTNEVERKNOW!!!
Anywayz, I'm now properly prepared with CUTENESS for ALL THE RAIN we get over here!!! Wooooohoooooo!!!! The fair was a blast and Im always thankful to have good friends to fellowship with!!! Then after the whole umbrella incident, that was pretty much the end of the night!!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllll I mean aside from ME getting pulled over by the cops after midnight.........buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut that's ANOTHER STORY, FOR ANOTHER TIME!!!! ;)))
♥Mary Frances :)

Be careful what you GIVE TOO!!!

Komen gives $700,000 per year to Planned Parenthood 
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Comfort Zone!!!

Sooooooooo the other day I was telling something to my sister that I was going to be doing, She's like, WOW! I would NEVER do that!!! I'm like, WELL sometimes you just gotta push yourself out of your comfort zone and meet new people and make new friends!!!
My sister's like, I was UNAWARE that...
 you EVEN had a
AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I started laughing!!! YES, really I DO HAVE A COMFORT ZONE!!! Its a HUGE, BROAD zone buuuuuuuuuuuuut yeah, ITs THERE!!! LOL!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I'll MARRY you!!!

Sooooooooo the other day my nephew walked over to me and said, I'll MARRY YOU!!! I was like, YOU WILL??? He's like, SURE Aunt Mary!!! I'm like WEEEEEEEELLLL if you marry me you know what that means??? He's like, WHAT?! I'm like, It means THAT you have to BUY ME STUFF!!! He's like, Oh! Weeeeeelllll I don't know then Aunt Mary, I don't  have any money for that!!! Maybe when I grow up then!!! I was like, Aw OK!!!! Then he walks away!!!
About five minutes later he comes over to me and says, OK I think I WILL MARRY YOU Aunt Mary! I'm like, Oh you will huh?! He's like, YEAH, I'll MARRY YOU! I'm like, WEEEEEELLLL you STILL gotta BUY ME STUFF THEN!!! He's like, I know, i'll buy you something Aunt Mary!!!
I was like, WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?! He's like YUP, I'M THE BOSS!!! I was like WOW!!!  AHAHAHAHA!!! How does he KNOW that already?!?!?! My lil gwapo, he's just another TYPICAL MALE!!! Annnnnd oh HOW I LOOOOOOVE HIM!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which CLASS???

Soooooooooo last night Tommy and I got to the church with all the kids...its CHAOS as usual as we walk into the sanctuary. We get the kids into our row and we're trying to get them all calmed down and stuff! So we're on the second row and in front of us is the Abbotts and Stultz and Bro. Seth and Sis. Alyssa come over to us and Seth is asking me something about the kids...buuuut ya know its total chaos and everyone's calling MARY to tattle to me about someone else...SOOOO YA KNOW, I'm a little SCATTERBRAINED...which I kinda am ANYWAYZ!!!
Weeeeeellll Seth is asking me if all the kids that are with me are Middle Class??? Sooooooo I'm like WHAAAAAT??? Cuz like, I mean, I'm not really one to dwell on someone's CLASS, WHY is Bro. Seth asking me this??? Altho, I'm thinking in my mind that MIDDLE CLASS may be a little bit to HIGH of an aim for this group...I mean, like I said, I'm NOT ONE TO JUDGE OR CARE, buuuuuuuuuuuuut the conversation on the way to church was on who's parent's get food stamps, (Which would be ALL) bed bugs annnnnd FREE OBAMA PHONES!!! Soooo i'm thinking we maaaaay be a lil lower than middle...buuuuut HEEEEEEY like I said, i'm not really one to care!!!!
Sooooo I'm like weeeeeellll I don't know about middle class buuuuut, SETH's like NOOOOO!!! I said ARE THEY ALL IN THE MIDDLE CLASS!?!?! You know like, Wednesday night Bible classes!!! He's like because I'm leading and I just wanted to know for when I dismiss all the kids to their classes!!!!   I was like, Ooooooooh YOU mean their CLASS HERE??? I THOUGHT YOU MEANT THEIR SOCIAL CLASS!!!!
They were like, Wow Mary! WOW!!! Then me, Stultz, Seth and Alyssa started laughing SOOOOO HARD!!! It was seriously SOOOO HILARIOUS!!! I was like, weeeeeelllll... I was gonna say, does it really matter what class they are in, buuuuuuut I gotta say I thought you were aiming a lil high with THE MIDDLE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Coolest compliment!!!

Soooooooo the other day I got THE COOLEST COMPLIMENT EVERRRR!!! After picking my niece up from school at GCA I realized that I was ALMOST out of gas, which is typical for me, so I stopped at MY FAVORITE GAS STATION EVERRRR, QT!!! Yes, really people, I HAVE A FAVORITE GAS STATION!!!! LOL!!!
When MJ and I got out of the car, she pointed out that the Gonzalezes(SP?) had pulled in right behind us!!! Well we all IMMEDIATELY FREAKED out about us all seeing each other at the gas station, even tho we had all just seen each other like five minutes before at GCA, this was QT!!!! LOL
Soooooo I'm hugging Tori and I got to hug Sis. Gonzales but before I do I take off my heart-shaped sunglasses!!! Idk why, it just seemed RUDE to greet her with my sunglasses still on!!! LOL So when I did she looks at me and says, Oh you have such pretty eyes! So I'm like, OH THANK YOU!!! She's like, I never knew you had pretty eyes! I'm like, OH YOU DIDN'T??? ( I'm sorrrrrry, I havn't been advertising them LATELY!BAHAHA!!!;) I'm like, weeeellll they're always with me soooo I don't know why you havn't seen them before!!! (Really its a good thing they are attached to me, otherwise I probabley woulda lost them by now!!!LOL!)
She's like, I think its probabley because your always doing something and are never still long enough for me to have actually looked at them!!! I'm like, OH YEAH, that's TRUE! Annnnnnd kinda laughed!!!! Then Sis. Gonzales says, OH THATS WHY IVE NEVER NOTICED THEM!!! I'm like WHY??? She's like,

Oh yeah huh!!! And my eyes crinkle up then and you can't see them!!! I never even thought of that!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut I'm like, AWWWWWWW!!! That's like THE COOLEST COMPLIMENT EVERRRRRR!!!! Knowing that someone didn't even know what my eyes look like because they're always hiding behind MY JOY!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE  THAT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I guess this means that the only time my husband will compliment me on my eyes Is WHEN I"M MAD AT HIM!!!! BAHAHAHA!!! Buuuuuut hey, ONE COMPLIMENT and he would have me SMILING AGAIN!!! ;))))

Day 4 (Last Day!)

This day was anotherrr one of my FAVORITE DAYS...its pretty much a toss up between Hanna's Big day of surprises Part 1 and this day...buuuuut I THINK this last day will have to win annnnnnd I'll tell you WHY in just a minute!!!
Soooooooooooo the day started off at STARBUCKS!!! Weeeeeellll actually it started off with us getting ready for church...Im pretty sure I impressed Hanna with how fast I can get ready for church!!! LOL THEN we headed to Starbucks where we met with ANALI!!! We had ONE LAST TIME TOGETHER!!!
Then we headed to church!!! I was soooo siked about church in Berkley this morning!!!! I kept telling Hanna, I just KNOW that Seyon is going to get THE HOLY GHOST TODAY!!! She is!!! She HAS TOO!!! I JUST KNOW IT!!! (Remember Seyon is Hanna's cousin!)
Soooooooo I hung out with Hanna and Coco er Pastor Kifle as they prepared for church that morning....weeeeeeeellll actually I just sat there as Hanna practiced music and Pastor. Kifle realized that he had forgotten his preaching notes...Somehow he did JUST FINE preaching without them!!! See, WHO NEEDS NOTES when you got the anointing!?!?!
Then it was time for pre-service prayer annnnnd then greeting everyone annnnnd THEN WE HAD CHURRRRRCH!!!!

After some GOOOOD preaching we had a A GOOD alter call!!! Seyon prayed REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD, buuuut she didn't get the Holy Ghost!!!! HOWEVERRRRR after church...
Annnnnnnnnnnd that MY FRIENDS is what made this day better than ALL THE OTHER DAYS!!!
The fun stuff that happened later on would have just TIED it with our crazy WILD adventure with Coco when he gave Hanna the iPad, buuuuut yeah, THIS DEFINATLEY outweighed EVERYTHING!!!
After the baptism, we all went into the church kitchen and dining area and ate together!!! I think the Berkley church does that every Sunday after morning service. I LOVE that!!! Growing up, the Abbotts used to do that EVERY WEDNESDAY night after service!!! Brings back memories!!!
Me and Sis. Kifle!!!
One of the sweetest woman of God that you'll ever meet!!!
 Me and Mesgana!!! I looooove this kid!!! We have purrrrring time together and he gave me my ETHNIC NAME of SHANAYNAY!!! LOL
Annnnnd look at how CHOCOLATEY he is getting!!! I loooooove it!!! The way I see it, THE MORE CHOCOLATE THE BETTER!!! I don't think I've EVERRR had TO MUCH CHOCOLATE!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnd here is me an Chocolate Grandma!!! See I told you all she LOVED ME!!! We're pretty much BESTIES NOW!!!
On the way back Hanna took me for ONE LAST TIME AT PEETS!!!
Then when we got back to the house, Hanna took a nap...I've learned NOT to mess with Hanna and her naps!!! SHE NEEDS THEM!!!! Then Sis. Kifle fed us leftover spaghetti (OF course we needed TWO LUNCHES! LOL) from after the graduation..STILL SOOOOOOOOOO YUMMMMY!!! And of course Ethiopian Ice Tea!!!
 Btw: Did I ever tell you guys that I messed Stultz up on the whole Ethiopian ice tea thing...yeah sooooo you know how you left me the spices and tea when you were out here Hanna??? Well I made some and was sooooooooo proud of it...I told Stultz that he HAD TO TRY IT!!! He did and like practically CHOKED!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Then he was trying to ACT like he liked it, I was like, Puleeeeeze, REALLY ITS FINE!!! You don't have to like it!!! He's like, its just STRONG!!!  I was like, NO REALLY, its GOOD!! Don't judge Ethiopian tea off of mine, YOU GOTTA HAVE SIS, KIFLE'S!!!! LOL (I think I need ANOTHER lesson!!!;)
Sooooo I was getting my stuff ready and all packed and meanwhile Hanna is jus snoozing away! Then I remembered that one of the days I had CASUALLY mentioned to Coco if he would teach me to drive stick! And he said that one of the days he would teach me! So its me, Seyon, Mesgana and Coco hanging out, well Hanna too, buuuut she was SLEEPING...LOL... annnnnd I'm like, LETS see if HE WILL ACTUALLY DO IT!!!
I'm thinking in my mind, MOST LIKELY, he will have an EXCUSE to NOT TEACH ME!!! So i'm like, Hey, you never did teach me stick! He was like, Oh yeah, lets DO IT!!! I was like, SHOCKED!!! Really??? I can't believe it!!! that's what I call, BRAVERY!!! He's like, YES! Buuuut first I'm going to make you guys my famous chocolate milkshakes!!!
So its while Coco is making the milkshakes that Hanna decides to wake up! She comes fumbling off the couch into the kitchen, still half asleep, like Hey whats going on? we have to get Mary to the airport! Coco's like, well FIRST I'm making these milkshakes, AND THEN I'm going to give Mary her first lesson on driving stick! Now SHE'S WIDE AWAKE!!! Hanna's like, WHAAAAAAAAAT??? Buuuut we have to go to the airport! Cocos like, yeah, you guys will make it, we're JUST going around the block ONCE!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
So the milkshakes were made, annnnnd UMMMMMM they were VERY GOOD, buuuuuuuut Coco, I feel like its neccasary to give some CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM...You said they were CHOCOLATE milkshakes, annnnnnnnnnnd unless your OBAMA, those were NOT VERY CHOCOLATEY to ME!!! MORE CHOCOLATE PLEASE!!! I'm jus SAYIN!!! :))))
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay NOW here we are, in Coco's car, THE ROSE, me getting my FIRST driving lesson, driving stick!!! This is THE ONLY picture of proof we have...Seyon took it while her and Hanna sat in the back seat laughing hysterically and SCREAMING the whole time!!! I wish we had gotten picture of those two in the back freaking out, buuuuut since I was driving and Coco was a little preoccupied it didn't happen!!! LOLOL!!! I'm not to sure WHY we didn't take Mesgana with us, I'm thinking they were looking out for the safely of there little brother or something...HAHA...Aw we shoulda taken him!!!
That's Cocos' finger telling me to TURN, buuuut I'm NOT!!! Instead i'm jus freaking out saying, I don't know what I'm doing! I don't know what I'm doing! I don't know how to turn the wheel in here!!! OMW!!! OMW! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! At THE END of the one time lesson around the block, driving teacher Coco said I ACTUALLY did REALLY GOOD!!!
I wish I had recorded him saying that, Then every time someone makes a crack about my driving I could just be like, OH YEAH, weeeeeeellll MY DRIVING INSTRUCTOR SAID..."You actually did really good!" then hit a play again, "You actually did really good!" annnnnd again, "You actually did really good!" ANNNNNND AGAIN, "You actually did really good!" Like, in YO FACE SUCKAS!!! BAHAHA!!! In a Christian, lady-like fashion of course!!! ;))))
Annnnnnnnd now you guys know WHY I am sooooooo sad that THE ROSE is no longer with us!!! Such FOND memories with her!!! *Tear You can sell cars, buuuuut you can't sell MEMORIES!!!
Then me and Hanna and Seyon went off to THE AIRPORT!!! The girls both agreed that surprisingly I had done very well!!! Thank you Seyon and Hanna!!! Then Hanna started making cracks about, ENJOY this nice breeze your feeling because you'll soon be back in ARIZONA!!! I was like, oh WOW!!! I'm like OH YEAH, weeeeeeellll I GUESS I"LL JUST HAVE TO JUMP IN MY POOL WHEN I GET BACK!!! sooo BOOYAH!!!
Then on the flight back home I thought about how AWESOME of a trip this had been annnnnd I honestly didn't think it could possibly get ANY BETTER!!! Buuuuuuut it DID!!! Because when we landed in Sky Harbor Airport, a text message immediately came into my phone and it said, SEYON JUST GOT THE HOLY GHOST!!!!
She got it in the NIGHT SERVICE!!!
buuuuut I KNEW she was gonna GET IT!!!
Thank you Jesus!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!
Annnnd that was the end to my unforgettable trip to Hanna's graduation!!!
Who's ready to make SOME MORE MEMORIES at WCC???
♥Mary Frances :)
p.S Here are links to the WHOLE trip
and this post is DAY FOUR!!! LOL

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 3 of THE BAY! (Hanna's Graduation Party!)

 Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay after another break, ITS time to finish up my trip to the bay in May!!! Soooooooooo day 3 started off with me making Biscuits and gravy!
Weeeeeellll First we headed out to target to buy all the ingredients annnnnnnnnnnd would you believe that, GROCERY STORES IN THE BAY CHARGE YOU FOR PLASTIC BAGS???? The cashier had asked me if I wanted my groceries bagged? I was like, Uh yeah!! I'm thinking in mind, OK that was stupid of them to ask!! Hanna was like, oh here in California its 10cents a bag!!! I was like, WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!? NEVER MIND THEN!!!
Here are my two pans of Gravy...I pretty much have the recipe memorized now!!! The pan in the back was especially made for Hanna...We call hers THE ETHIOPIAN version!!! She likes it REALLY SPICY...even Anali doesn 't like it as spicy as her!!!
Sooooooooo it was my biscuits and gravy that totally won over Hanna's Grandma!!!  Like, I don't know what she really thought of me before that, BUUUUUUUT after she came out of her room that morning and smelled it, she said, Oh it smells so good and yeah after that ME AND HER WERE TIGHT!!! It was pretty much LOVE at first bite!!! I mean, it was A LITTLE hard trying to woo her over COMPETING WITH BRO. JEREMY CHARMING HER, buuuuuuuuuut THE GRAVY WORKED!!! Heh, heh!!! She's no longer just, Hanna's Grandma, NOW she's MY CHOCOLATE GRANDMA!!!
Anywayz, I have to be HONEST, the biscuits were NOT made by ME!!! They were frozen Pilsbury rolls!!! I stil have NOT accomplished biscuit making sooooooooo if anyone wants to help me out I would be MUCH APPRECIATED in that area!!! Buuuuuuuuut yeah, everyone LOVED breakfast that morning!!! Wooooot, WOOOOOT!!! You know, what makes happy, FEEDING PEOPLE and hearing them say HOW GOOD IT IS!!! (Yes, really people, I brought one of my aprons with me to the must ALWAYS be prepared to do what they do best!!!;)
After breakfast we all hung out in the Kifle's living room...Me and this lil girl were playing CANDY LAND...buuuut I can't remember her name!
Me and Cassy!!!
No idea WHAT I'm laughing about here...the guys were probabley doing something!!! LOL
Now heading with Jen Conell over to Hanna's party at the park!!! She caught me doing the praise raise to her gospel!!! Oh YEAH!!! LOL
NOW here we are at the partaaaaaaaaaay!!! Anali did ALL the decorations and she did a really good job too!!!
This was her graduation gift to Hanna!!!
This table had all the party favors on it...HAPPY PILLS!!! LOL
Heres the men busy working and grilling the yummy food!!!
Sis. Kifle setting stuff up!!!
Taking pics with people now me and Kendra Thaler...she is pregos, can't wait to meet her lil Simon that is like a month away!!!
Got to hang out some with Emily from Attwater!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd I finally got to meet miss Carisa from Bro. Rushings church...Look at how long her hair is!!!! I wish my hair was that long!!!
After eating some yummy food I left with Jen to take Kendra to the airport! One the way back me and Jen had a heart to heart!!! *Tear! Haha!!! Me and Jen don't get to talk to often but when we do its usually FOR HOURS!!!! LOL Anything from THE CALL of God and SOULS to weeeeeeellll you know, TO WHAT US GIRLS ALWAYS GET TOO!! BAHAHAHA!!!
Just hanging out with the girls!!!

I was soooooooooo EXCITED cuz I FINALLY got go try this cake that is like famously talked about with Hanna....Some bakery in San Francisco I think!!! It was sooooooooooo GOOOOOOD!!!
Then AFTER the graduation party, what do you think we all did??? Yes, that's right, we headed to The Kifle's for what??? THE AFTER PARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! Woot, woot!!!
More hanging out annnnnd OF COURSE EATING!!! ETHIOPIAN FOOD!!!! I seriously loooooooooove that stuff!!! And the best part is that you eat it with YOUR HANDS!!!
All the Ethiopian woman hanging out...I think this was the kissing zone...I realized that Ethiopians greet you with more kisses than Italians even do!!! Its pretty awesome!!! Like, being Italian, I think I've kissed MORE long distance male men that are "relatives" than ANYONE, buuuuut yeah I think i'm outdone by far with the Ethiopian greetings!!! LOL I think Mesgana was doing his best to dodge ANY MORE KISSES!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
Meanwhile, the young people were in the kitchen goofing off and messing with Hanna's iPad!!! We got this really FUNNNNY picture with Coco BITING OFF Hanna's head...buuuuuuuut IDK...I think maybe we shoulda done the pic the OTHER WAY AROUND!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!! Juuuuuuuuuuuuust KIDDDDDDING HANNA!!! Jk! JK!!!
After we FINALLY ended our night of PARTAAAAAAYING...Me and Hanna had our own little party on the couches of the Kifle's living room...Having a HEART TO HEART partaaaaaaaaaaaay till we drifted off to sleep!!! Awwwwwwwwww good times!!!
Buuuuuuuuut TOMORROW was even BETTERRRR!!!
♥Mary Frances :)