Month: August 2012

Having a Hard Day!

(Microsoft Publisher 2007) I have been going through a rough few years and this last week, I took a leap of faith and did something to hopefully put my life on a better course.  Unfortunately, that leap of faith didn’t “fix” everything.  I have struggled to KNOW who I am, KNOW what I believe, and I have dedicated 2 years… Read more →

Carpool problem solved!

Thank you everyone for your helpful feedback! I went today from carpooling 4 kids down to 2. Though it took a lot of bravery, to potentially disappoint people, I made the best choice for me and my family. I worked things out and I think everyone is happy with the outcome. I will be carpooling with a child near our… Read more →

The Art of BALANCE . . .

The last few days have been more than difficult.  They have been EXHAUSTING!  I don’t know if it is jet lag, or Paul’s flu bug from Costa Rica, or something I might have caught on the plane.  But all I know is that if I don’t keep myself balanced, I am going to lose it! Having four in school, at… Read more →

1st Day of School

I did it!  Yes, I did it!  I made it through the 1st day of school!  I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it, and still functioning (somewhat) too! I have tried to prepare my oldest for his 1st day of Junior High. Doesn’t E look just THRILLED to go?  I’ll be honest, this was taken after school… Read more →

I LOVE Sunday!

 I LOVE Sunday!  I always have.  It is my favorite day of the week.  Even as a child I loved Sunday.  It was the one day that I could count on my father being home, dinner on the table, great conversation and none of the regular distractions that come during the week. Paul and I have tried very hard to… Read more →

How do you like it?

I have changed my blog.  Kind of a shock, I know!  I think I just needed to make a change from being in a “Costa Rica world” to my world here, at home.   I wanted to find something that showed who I am on the inside.  I hope you like what I have done.   Please give me your honest feedback… Read more →

Nails . . .

I have been a nail biter for as long as I can remember.  Some say it is a nasty habit?  I have never understood why.     They say it is because it can make you sick to put your fingers in your mouth. . . sounds like a stronger immune system to me. They say it can cause you pain… Read more →

Coming Home!

I just couldn’t sleep any longer.  I don’t know if it was L coming to bed with us, first time in Costa Rica, in the middle of the night or the fact I needed to use the restroom at 4 a.m., first time for me as well.  But I just couldn’t sleep.   I lay in bed, realizing how tired… Read more →

Feels GOOD to be home!

I am so grateful to be home!  I am still in a bit of a fog, jet lag and sleep deprivation I think.  But boy does this feel GREAT!  The kids were SO CUTE last night, when we FINALLY arrived home.  They walked around the house, at 1:00 a.m., looking at everything they had taken for granted.   “I love this… Read more →


I can’t believe I am doing this, AGAIN!  I have to say goodbye to Costa Rica and I just can’t bare to do it. Just LOOK at this place!  (While I was driving on the freeway, E was my daredevil and took this picture out the window for me.  I took the risk of losing our expensive camera for one… Read more →