September 30, 2008

Physics Project

This is a project I had my physics students work on over their school break. The following three teams tried to launch an egg three meters and catch it again. The only rules were that it had to be a "hands-free" launcher & catcher.


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September 26, 2008

Being the new guys...

In this edition of the Taylor's lives, we're talking about the number of nights this week we've spent out of the house. We offered our lives as a peace-offering to the field of New Tribes Mission, and as a result, they are taking us up on that. Also, everyone wants to get to know the new guys!
  • Monday - Tyler's
  • Tuesday - Tyler's
  • Thursday - Miller's
  • Friday - Dorm
  • Saturday - Jr. High Camping Trip
  • Sunday - Case's
It's a little ridiculous, but a lot of fun. We're able to share meals with these families, and hopefully be an encouragement to them as well.

As you can see in that list, we were asked to be the chaperons for Binimea's Jr. High camping trip. It's only one night, but it leaves at 8AM Saturday and doesn't return until 6PM Sunday. It should be fun. We hoped to be able to take trips with the school, to give those that normally have to a break, and we're both excited to spend some time with the chillens.

If you think of it, we would really appreciate if you prayed for safety while we were out, and a time of spiritual growth for all involved. That's it for now.

September 23, 2008

The Mexican Image. . .

Although it may be difficult for some of you to understand, I am more Mexican than I am American. I say this with the utmost confidence for two distinct reasons.

Reason One:

Reason Two:
If you need any more compelling reasons, other than these, just look at my birth-certificate, add up the number of years I've lived south of the border, and ask me who I cheer for in the World Cup. Viva Mexico!

September 21, 2008

My wife

Below are some pictures that make me think of how much I love my wife. Allow me to elaborate on them ever so slightly.

Picture 1: I attempted to weed-whip the back yard. The grass was so tall, and the pollen was so severe that I nearly killed myself with an asthma attack, leaving me gasping for breath for 24 hours. As a result, Liz donned the weed-whipping outfit and attacked the yard herself:


Picture 2: We like to go hiking. . . and sometimes that involves daring maneuvers. Not only is she willing to try them, but she also looks good doing it.



Picture 3: She likes to get dressed up from time to time.



Picture 4: But she also likes to have a little fun. . .


Picture 5: And finally, she's a good dancer too!

Blank Canvas

How do you start a new blog? It is compared to staring at a blank canvas, realizing the first brush strokes are supposed to determine the outcome of the painting. If that is the case, then allow these foundations to be the basis of all I blog:

1) I walk the Jesus walk, yo.
2) I love my wife, Liz.
3) I have a wander-lust.
4) Good friends and strong coffee make any day better.
5) I drink beer.
6) Soy Mexicano.
7) My life is complicated...

For those playing catch-up:

Liz and I were married on October 20, 2007 in Bloomfield Hills, MI. We were temporary dwellers in the basement of my sister and brother-in-law's house in Nebraska. We worked at Spring Hill Camps over the summer again, and then moved to Mexico in August. If you want a more detailed assessment, please read my wife's blog.