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…

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…

Unspoilt Beauty

Even though I lived in Costa Rica for a year back in 1998, every time I wake up here and look out the window of our house, it takes my breath away.  The beauty of the mountains cannot be described, and the constant closeness to nature makes you feel so alive. We volunteer at Residencia de…

8 is Great

Camden turned the Big 8 yesterday.  His only request for his birthday was to go deep sea fishing.  No surprise there! Cam started the day by baking his cake with me and opening up presents.  He got a Tervis Tumbler with the Hope Town lighthouse and fish on it.And he got this shirt which I’m sure he…