Paul was spontaneous this month and planned a “field trip” for us and our friends, Fran and Sarah. We left on a Friday afternoon and stopped half-way in La Fortuna for the night. We had a yummy dinner, with gelato for dessert, then stayed overnight in one of the many hotels that Paul’s new company… Read More Cocoa and Cows . . .
Today was a privilege for me. I was given the opportunity to give a talk in my branch, with the help of a translator of course. My Branch President is so thoughtful! It was a tremendous joy to be able to share my thoughts and feelings with my branch today, because it allowed them to… Read More 3rd time in 4 years
This morning I woke up late! It was a late night for us . . . 12:45 a.m. (hence the reason not blog post for yesterday). So I slept in until 8:35 a.m. I felt so bad for Paul and my friend Fran, because they both HAD to wake up early for work. I had… Read More Reminders
This was earlier today. I was on my drive home from the temple, feeling a bit dehydrated, and saw a “pipa fría” cart on the side of the road. That’s “cold coconut water” for you non-Spanish readers. 😉 It was only 350 colones (58 cents – U.S.A.) and I had a 500 colones coin on… Read More One of those Mom Moments 🤦🏻♀️
Sunday night, Paul woke up at 11:20 p.m. and took pictures of the coolest moon. They are calling it a blood moon. I was too tired to wake up and see it for myself. Another one won’t come to North and South America until 2022. Ooops!! Thanks for taking the pictures Paul! This is so… Read More Blood Moon
Have you ever met someone who had the power to light up the room, the moment they entered it? Saying good-bye Elder Latu and Elder Gibson, right after Christmas 2017. That is Elder Latu for our family and so many who know him. He is DYNAMIC! He has become so much more than he ever… Read More Saying Good-bye to Elder Latu
We just got home from taking a family trip to see a cocoa plantation and a dairy farm in Northern Costa Rica, just 1 hour south of Nicaragua. It was TONS of fun, so I’ll have to blog about it another day. But one of the highlights of our day was driving thru Buenos Ares,… Read More Driving thru Buenos Ares
I was sitting on the couch, listening to Joy Boy read out loud to me, when I looked over and saw my unfinished Mount Olympus staring at me. I have had a goal to complete all four seasons of my favorite Mt. Olympus for over two years, but I have yet to complete this goal.… Read More Learning to Paint and Draw
My kids needed a tiny break from their school work, so I let them watch a short TV show while they ate their lunch. It is a show that they used to watch when El Gringo was Joy Boy’s age. It’s called . . . It was so fun to sit and listen to the… Read More An Oldie but Goodie
One of the first things our new landlord said to us, after we moved in was, “The winds come in December.” As a matter of fact, he said it a several times. I thought nothing of it at first, but after several times I wondered what he might really be meaning? Now I KNOW what… Read More It sure is windy, Wendi!