Saturday, November 29, 2008

HSM Birthday Party

Olivia asked to have her birthday party (7 years!) here in Costa Rica before she leaves is the big party! It is a good mix of about 1/2 gringos and 1/2 Ticos so.....should prove to be an interesting day as far as language goes! HA is a pic of the decorations BEFORE the party!!!

Happy Birthday are LOVED!!!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!! We hope you all have a great day of reflecting on how God has blessed in so many awesome ways. We are thankful for each one of you, your prayer support and also the money that flows through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As many of you know, this is the backbone of support for us and over 5000 people like us all over the world. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's beginning to SOUND alot like Christmas....

It is hard to get into the Christmas spirit with tank tops and 60 degree weather here in Costa Rica and Argentina ....well...summer starts the 21 of December so.....

Anyway, thought that I would share some of our favorite Christmas songs in the hopes that it would bring on some holiday flavor......vamos a ver (we'll see?)!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Barbie for boys?

Olivia asked Mark tonight WHY he like to watch football so much.......his answer......"well, is like Barbie for boys."

Happy Birthday Mark...we love you!!!

Yesterday was Mark's birthday....38 years!!! Wow....think I will start calling him "sir".....naa!

We had school, Claire's class field trip, and meetings yesterday so we decided to celebrate today by taking him to Friday's to eat, baked his very favorite cake (yellow cake with chocolate frosting....yum!) and FOOTBALL at home on the couch. Thanks to all of you who called, sent cards and emails wishing him a great day!

Here is a picture of Mark and the girls.......WE LOVE YOU....YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Claire's thoughts....

Tonight.....lying in her bed, Claire's asks "how many fingers does an owl have?".......wiggling her fingers up in front of her face.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


We have less days here than a mandatory detox .......

Saturday, November 8, 2008

VIP seats ROCK!

Ok, here is a perk of living in Costa Rica.....

We took the girls to see High School Musical 3 tonight at a really nice mall about 15 minutes from our house and the mall sits up close to the mountains with a beautiful view. The perk is that we bought "VIP" tickets which means you go to a different part of the theatre with separate bathrooms, a sushi bar, coffee bar, and a regular movie theater food bar. Our seats were overstuffed leather RECLINING seats with cup holders and side tables ....AND here is the kicker...the waiters took our order and delivered our snack food and coffee!!!

It was awesome!!!! All for the low price of about $7.50 US dollar per ticket.

Sorry, but after walking for 1 year and in the rain for two months now....just had to brag about this one!