Sunday, February 20, 2011

Special Delivery!!! Explained...

This package was actually received about three days after my folks left:-). I just ahppen to be very slow at posting!

Special Delivery!!!

What a blessing this package was for us!

We were all kind of bummed after my folks left but along came these packages FILLED with all kinds of goodies! The contents and the thought behind them perked us up immensely... thank you sweet friends!!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

the visit cont...

Our stay at Los Lagos was awesome!!! What a special treat for our family:-)... having grandparents here for Christmas and going on an awesome vacation, unforgettable!

the visit

What a joy it was to have my parents here! We had the opportunity to go to Los Lagos, it is a resort at the base of the Volcano Arenal. While we were there went swimming in their hot springs and enjoyed the cloud forest... from a zip line!! My mom even went zip lining with us... it was so much fun:-).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

New Years Eve in Costa Rica is INSANE... and I loved every minute of it!!! It was a really excited, fun night... we hung out with friends, ordered pizza, and watched a movie ON OUR WALL:-)! Yes, one of our friends has a projector so we were able to hook it up and have a fun movie night! After that, we watched what was probably the most incredible fireworks that I have ever seen...right above my house...for nearly 3 hours:-). Really, the entire city was setting them off so it was spectacular all around us, but our neighbors bought about 6 large bags full of them and set them off in the park next to our house... it was crazy, loud, and beautiful. And get this... Judah slept through the whole thing! It sounded as though someone was shooting off cannons above our house and yet, he slept:-). 

On another note, I am going to try to keep folks updated more regularly on here. We had a fantastic (super busy) first trimester and are hoping that it will only get better. Please pray for the health of our kids. The boys spent the last month and a half of school, at home sick. Everyone is well now and we hope it stays that way!

I pray that each of you has a wonderful new year, that God does something radical in your life, and that you follow Him closely! Be recklessly abandoned to the will of God…

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I was here...

... only two days ago:-).

Monday, May 31, 2010


This is a post that I wrote not long after we moved to the farm...

It is truly amazing to me just how the Lord provides for our EVERY need. As we were preparing to come to Va. I began feeling very anxious about leaving the kids, them going to school ALL day, and how well they would adjust, make friends, etc… I tried to give it over to the Lord every time it came to mind but ,man, it came to mind a lot! Our Lord cares about the details! Our children have made many friends, have loved going to school, have completely enjoyed living “with” their friends, having church in our house, and are thriving! God is good!!!! The only part they have complained about is getting out of bed too earlyJ. I can live with that! We feel the same as they do, everything has been great here, we are really enjoying our time so far. It has been slam packed with things to do, assignments to fulfill, meetings to go to, but the Lord is using this time to work on us and we are extremely grateful. Other than that what can I say… it is beautiful here, we love the people we are with, we love the food that they prepare for us (no grocery shopping or meal planning, yahoo!!).

Judah, I think, has had the hardest time adjusting. We really didn’t expect it to be that rough for him so we have been a little shocked at his behavior, but not totally. He likes school, but doesn’t like to be dropped off… umm yeah, that creates a problem. Please pray for him to begin enjoying it and getting use to it, this will be his life for the next year! He likes his class, his friends, his teacher… he just doesn’t like to be left! So, just keep him in mind please.

Here is a Psalm we looked at this morning… I hope it blesses you!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord,
all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into His presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, He is God!
It is He who made us, and we are His;
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter Hi gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him;bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
And His faithfulness to all generations.
            Psalm 100

*Judah has, since I wrote this post about 6 weeks ago, grown to LOVE school:-). The Lord is good...