Monday, December 3, 2012

Dec 3 2012

 Dear Family and Friends

Ok well about the phone call, no i havnt heard anything yet. I am not even sure if i will be in this ward when i get to make the call so i dont know who i would do it will. So yeah, oh and skype is also an option. I guess it all just depends which is easier.
Y about the whole christmas here in mexico... they biggest change i have seen is with the store around here. A few of them have christmas music playing and are selling christmas stuff. But there is still not too big of a difference with the people. I think that could be due to the fact that a lot of people here dont have the means to decorate or do things very christmasy  around the house. I have actually seen one place here selling christmas trees but only a few people actually buy them. We will see if things change thoughtout the month.
Actually its interesting, they get more excited about soccer games then some of the holidays that have passed by already. Yesterday was the final game of some tournament here in mexico, Tijuana vs Toluca. The Tijuana Xolos won and you could here a bunch of people yelling with excitement from inside their houses. Also, a whole bunch of people drove their cars around honking horns or cheering or just driving around with the Xolos flag. It was pretty fun to see. But that night we all had to go home early because with the game there were bound to be a whole bunch of people in the streets getting drunk.
Another sweet thing that happened yesterday is that we got to baptize a family! I have talked about them before but jsut to recap. We baptized the dad about 2 months ago and now the rest of his family got baptized and it was really great! We had the baptismal service right after church and just about the whole ward went! ok so maybe not the whole ward but a lot of people went. 
Also this week i learned how to make arroz con leche! its really good! Its that white stuff that i am eating from the bowl. Its basically just rice with milk and suger and then heated up. I will be sure to make it when i get home!
ok well i really dont have too much time today but i love you all and will write back next week.
Elder Evans
Ps here is a nice 60 degress. I want snow!

[Mother's note: Apparently EJ failed to notice the several times Jim has made arroz con leche, a treat from his mission days in Argentina, here at home. Jim says he has even offered it to the kids and no one has ever shown any interest in it. Well, once EJ comes home (in 14 months) the two of them can eat jalapeno and avocado burgers and arroz con leche together]

Arroz con leche balanced on one knee. It takes talent to balance a full bowl on one's knee, while eating AND taking a self-portrait

a very applicable fortune, considering EJ's official missionary first name, "Elder"


la familia

food, glorious food and a half smile, and a titanium CTR ring on the ring finger of his fork-holding hand
Arroz con leche           

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