Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wild Kingdom of Bapchule

The storm that started it all!

Rains poured through the night into the morning!

Creepy crawlies of the desert surfaced to visit...eight legs and all!

Even those without legs greeted us 
in the morning as did this adult rattler.
This little guy came just in time for Sister Elena's Feast day!

And if that wasn't enough...
Sister Elena had company, a baby rattler, in her classroom.

Disclaimer: No Animals Were Harmed in Filming

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Headline News!!

Thunderstorms Roll Through Bapchule

About 10:00pm, August 14th, we were hit by a huge storm, taking out our transformer and nearly closing the second day of school.

As the sun was rising, Sisters met outside to find that the school still had power.  The convent, the office and the cafeteria were the only buildings without power.  Tribal services did come to the rescue restoring power, having to replace the transformer.

During the storm, Sister Carol and Sister Martha had walked through one foot deep of standing rain water.  Luckily, the water had receded by sunrise.

We had to walk carefully through school grounds dodging baby frogs.

Spot the Frog!  Look Closely!!

Alleluia! It's Over!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Celebrations of Summer

Sister Elena's Final Vows

"With this ring I thee wed."

Signing of Final Profession


The Celebration Continues In Bapchule

Gift Opening!

NO WAY!  An alarm clock!
I can wake myself up in the morning thank you very much!

Monsignor Ed joins in the festivities!

Dig in!  I'm ready to eat cake!