Sunday, March 30, 2008

Driver Training School in Latin America

For those of you who have never experienced the joy of riding/driving in Latin America...this is for you! Here, road rage takes on a whole new level. We enrolled Olivia in an age appropriate driver training session to help her start preparing for driving here. Beware she still has a few years to sharpen her skills.........Claire's role is to portray the average foreigner in a vehicle here!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wish you were here!

Last night we told the girls that we had a surprise for them today. We had planned to take them to an amusement park that we heard about through friends. They had NO IDEA what we were doing but I wish everyone could have seen their faces when we pulled up to the was incredible!

We had a great day and a fun time just spending the day together. I am posting a video we shot of the girls favorite ride. It is hilarious to watch their faces.

Not everything we do is a "wish you were here experience" because to be honest our life is not full of excitement and experiences that the average person would enjoy BUT THIS ONE IS! So watch the video and "WISH YOU WERE HERE!"

Saturday, March 22, 2008

As old as "Pacman"!

Although I am not sure what the start of this conversation was, the ending is too funny to not pass along!!! Mark and Olivia were discussing something today and Olivia asked him how old he was......Mark responded in his Fatherly voice "37"......Olivia with a priceless reaction says...."Daddy, you are older than Pacman!!!"

Mark came to me and said "did you know that I am older than Pacman?" I think he was quite devastated! Already staring down the pipe of 40...this was a real kick in the gut.

Friday, March 21, 2008

OK....Back to Work!!!

After a week of break from school and visiting with my parents, we are not quite ready to resume our studies. It was a busy but much needed vacation from the school routine. We had a great week taking Mom and Dad around to some of the beautiful sites here in Costa Rica. Everyone enjoyed the evenings of sitting around talking and sipping coffee. The girls really enjoyed their time with Memaw and Papaw and yes......they were spoiled rotten! From candy to kitchen sets......they had a great week.

Did I mention we have a huge test on reflexive verbs Monday morning that I have not even started to study for......?

Happy Easter to everyone as we celebrate the event that brings hope to all who believe in the RISEN Savior. May we be aware and ready to share to all of those around us who are living without that hope.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The parents are coming, the parents are coming!!!!

Well, Thursday is the big day!!! Mom and Dad are coming Thursday for a visit. Everyone is excited and looking forward to a fun week. The girls have their plans all lined up so we will see if Mom and Dad are up to the tourism schedule layed out by "Olivia and Claire Turismo Company"! HAHA

We are all anticipating their arrival so pray for safe travel, the bags to all arrive (no really, it means more velveeta!), and for Daddy to not try to invoke his "constitutional rights" at the immigration office in the San Jose airport.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Claire!

Claire will turn 4 on March 2 and so we have had Birthday Celebrations all weekend. It started Friday night at the Play McDonalds with a huge crowd and a great party. On Saturday, we had a fellowship with our Argentina family and had cake again (poodle cake that she asked for). On Sunday, we will open more presents!!! Enjoy the video clips and pics.....I can't believe our little Claire-Bear is 4 yrs old.