We went to Kidzania today. The two youngest got passports. GingerSnap is almost too old to go, so she just got the credit card. It is literally a city just for kids. The kids were expected to work and earn kidzo (money), so they could buy experiences. What they earned went onto their own credit… Read More Kidzania
My mother’s heart is breaking tonight because my baby boy is sick, in a far away land. His lungs are sick with bronchitis and there isn’t anything I can do to take this away from him or make it better for him. I ache that I am thousands of miles away from him. Does he… Read More My Mother’s Heart is Breaking . . .
Today was just one of those “Mom Days”. You know the kind I’m talking about. You had a plan but at every turn, something else demanded your attention. Like helping my second oldest daughter face a yucky day, by helping her finally learn to make something she has been craving (rice pudding). But right as… Read More One of those days . . .
** I came across this post last week. As I read it, I felt I needed to repost it. You just never know where life is going to take you. ** I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Today was our LAST Sunday in Costa Rica. It has just flown by! My heart actually hurts from the thoughts… Read More #TBT “Repost” – August 20, 2012 – Saying Goodbye – Our LAST Sunday in Costa Rica
Tonight was a bit different. We have no power. Paul had his Stake Presidency meetings, GingerSnap and Joy Boy got to play “Just Dance” on the Wii for YM/YW’s (their church youth group). So Curly Cook and I snuggled up on the couch to do our “Mom and Me” time, when the power went out!… Read More No Power
So, the two kiddos worked diligently to earn the privilege of attending school today. Due to their argument last Thursday, they had a fine to pay, and until that fine was paid, they were suspended from school. Thankfully, after an hour and a half reminder course on what “getting along” looks like, including HOW to… Read More Sibling Rivalry Update
We had a fun weekend! Thankfully my body was blessed to be able to participate too, because I had a wonderful time watching my kids have so much fun! Paul’s company had their annual “Frog Dollar Auction”, where the employees got to bid on selected items and pay for them with “good job” dollars they… Read More Frog Dollar Auction
I got asked last week the treaded question . . . So, how do you like Costa Rica? I completely freeze when I am asked this question. A rush of emotion flows over me, reminding me JUST HOW HARD living here has been and that I CHOSE to move here and I STILL choose to… Read More #TBT – May 26, 2018 – #228 – Future Ambassadors of Christ
Hey everyone! It’s been exactly one month since I had my first kidney stone attack. I finally had it surgically removed last Thursday evening, but the recovery has been borderline scary. My poor body has a negative reaction to the anesthesia and drugs that they pumped into me, but I am started to feel more… Read More Being Creative During Recovery
While lying in my hospital bed, at 2:15 a.m. this morning, I felt prompted to send a message to Ashtyn and tell her that her example has been helping me face and see through my health issues this week. But what I found in my private messages to her, touched me profoundly. I had already… Read More #TBT – October 29, 2016 – “A Facebook Message to Ashtyn’s Army”