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…

Adventures in Babysitting

Kyra Stickford, one of our favorite babysitters in Indiana, just flew home this morning after a 10 day visit with us.  Kyra has a real heart for volunteer work and every summer she goes on a mission trip.  This summer we were lucky that she chose to visit us so she could work at the…

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…

Estamos Aqui en Costa Rica

We’re here in Costa Rica!  We arrived a little over a week ago and so much has already happened.  It honestly feels like we’ve been here for a month.  When we arrived at the airport here, it took us FOREVER to get through immigration.  When you have three kids, any wait in line longer than 30 minutes…

Haulin’ Out

We hauled out the boat and we are hauling out of the country again.  The last two weeks have been relaxing at times and busy at times.  As soon as we landed in the US in Fort Pierce, Florida, we headed across the Sunshine State to St. Pete Beach to visit with Marc’s parents at their condo. …