It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Well, not exactly like a Christmas we normally think of in the US… I must admit it is a bit strange that December is “summer” here in Costa Rica so it’s warm and sunny during Christmas.  Without sweaters, hot cocoa and a fire in the fireplace, it obviously does not feel like a “typical” Christmas. …

Tires and Fires and Bumper Cars

So my parents just left yesterday.  I am super close with them and my heart actually hurts today.  It feels like something is missing.  Driving the 15 minutes to Maria’s school this morning, I missed my dad because he came with me to drop her off each day.  We chatted and laughed the whole way.  And…

Muy Bien…Joellen is Ten!

Last Sunday Joellen turned double digits!  She was pumped to be the big 1-0.  If turning ten is not exciting enough, it was made that much sweeter by having my parents here to celebrate (the kids call them Mimi and Jaybird).  When Joellen woke up, we asked her what she wanted to do on her big…

Marc’s parents in CR!

Three weeks ago Marc’s parents came to visit us here in Costa Rica.  Months ago when we started to plan for their visit, Marc and I of course thought…”Let’s take them to the beach!”  But the more we lived here in the mountains of the Central Valley, the more we realized Marc’s parents would have more fun staying…

Residencia de Vida

We wanted to give you a bit more background and information about the orphanage where we are volunteering.  Residencia de Vida (Residence of Life) began as a dream almost thirty years ago of a truly giving and Christ lead person in Cherie McCullah.  We are blessed to call her a lifelong friend after just a couple…

Time Flies

How on earth have we been here for two and a half months and I can’t seem to get a blog post out on a regular basis?  I think it boils down to Pura Vida, otherwise known as Carpe Diem.  We have simply been enjoying living in the moment and living “tranquilo” as the Costa…

Our Cousin Comes Back

Post by Kelsey… I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit the Konesco crew for a second time this summer. I had such a blast with them in the Bahamas and I did not want to miss out on the chance to go to Costa Rica! When I first arrived I was…