Sunday, January 29, 2006

Qing Mei at BYU

For all of you who are in Utah County and would like to attend, Qing Mei is hosting a representative Training Meeting this Wend. Feb. 1 at the BYU Wilkinson Center room 3215 from 5:00-6:00. This is basically a chance to get to know the company a little better for all those who are interested in learning more about a great nutritional supplement in a MLM company with a good compensation plan. Plus, free PIZZA! For more information visit our website at

Thursday, January 26, 2006

More Comics

I really would like to actually write things to post, but my husband was so kind as to share his sickness with me, so I am down with a virus right now.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Weird, eh?

Picture Explanation

I thought I should give a little explanation on my favorite Guatemala pictures. This summer I initially set out to study grandparent/grandchild relationships in a rural Guatemala. The paper that I ended up writing after I returned to the United States ended up discussing the relationship between growing globalization and a loss of respect for the elderly among the K'iche'.

The first picture is a picture of typical interaction between grandparents and grandchildren. In this picture a woman watches as her grandnieces wash their hair in the sink. Since this woman has no children of her own she lives with her sister and cares for her grandnieces and nephews as if they were her own.

The second picture represents a couple issues faced by the villagers of Santa Catarina Ixtahaucan. This boy is standing in front of an abandoned church with trees growing inside. Mudslides after Hurricane Mitch devasted the town five years ago, eventually leading to the split of the town. Most of the villagers decided to relocate to a site more accesable to the freeway and with more stable terrain. Some of the villagers decided to stay in the old village however, which is where I lived. This picture also shows the influence that the West has on the small village. This boy is fascinated by his uncle's walkman.

The third picture is of two of my informants. They lived together alone since most of thier children and grandchildren relocated with the rest of the town. They take care of themselves by weaving since their grandchildren are not present to take care of them live they traditionally would.

The fourth picture is of a man with his granddaughter, and the fifth is of two brothers on a road in Ixtahuacan.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Qing Mei

My husband and I have recently become distrubutors for a new health supplement called Xing. Xing is a health drink based on the qing mei fruit from China. The Chinese have been using this fruit for thousands of years for health benefits. Now, Qing Mei Inc has blended this juice with other historically beneficial juices, such as pomegranate juice and white grape fruit, and added nutritional supplements. Just as exciting however, Xing is distrubuted through network marketing. Once you try this product you can also sign up your friends to try the product, which can pay for your product. Once you have built a big enough network you will start making money from Xing. Check it out at!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Christmas Break

Christmas break is almost over, sad sad. These are just some pictures from the break. The top picture is of my brothers and cousins when we took family pictures. The picture directly above is me with my sister-in-laws, the pic on the right is Rob and I at a family party. The last pic is Rob and I devouring our one year old wedding cake on our anniversary. J/k, we took the picture and threw the cake away!