|Kids' presentation and Christmas Eve service 2006|
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A few of my friends have been posting their blogs with slide.com - I had to give it a try myself. What do you think? It was super easy to use!
Actually, the whole family went to get our yearly (?) teeth cleaning (we hadn't gone the whole time we were in Costa Rica - shhhhhh, don't tell the toothfairy), and the dentist suggested braces because of the way Bekah's front teeth had come in. Well, it was braces now or surgery later. So, here she is with pink rubber bands.
Side note: dental work here is MUCH less expensive than in the US, so if you're thinking of getting any dental work done . . . why not treat yourself to some warm weather this winter . . .
Of course, everyone had a good time at the dentist because clean teeth are sooooo much better than cavities!
More to come . . .
Joseph with his friend Jordan, our families know each other from way back in college- find out more about his family here.
This is Jonathan with Sarah - I think he's actually bugging her, not whispering sweet nothings :-) Our families have been friends since college days, too. Sarah's mom, Amy, let us borrow a car seat while traveling and gave me a really cool book called "The 'me' in Mommy" Thanks, God, for great friends.
What was also really cool was that my friend from high school drove up with her kids to see us during our brief stay in Erie. It was so awesome having our kids play together and getting each other caught up on our family life. What a blessing to be able to reconnect after months or years without seeing one another.
Ever wonder what it feels like to be a turtle???
My favorite place - the butterfly garden . . .
We celebrated Father's Day here on Sunday - the kids had fun giving gifts to their Dad this year.
Each one made him something extra special. He even got homemade apple pie from me :-)
Here at language school in Costa Rica we have a break in between trimesters. Our family took advantage of this time off by enjoying each other at a local amusement park in San José. The kids had a blast and Dave and I were happy to spend family time outside and we even were blessed to go on 2 for 1 day!
Here is a picture of Dave and I at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. We had a chance to take a trip back to this great site, just the two of us. We also had a chance to sample some amazing cuisines at our hotel and local restaurants.
Dave and I tried ceviche for the first time. It is a raw fish that is "cooked" in lemon juice. Here it is served with some crackers. At another location it was served with fried yucca - yum!
This porcupine pictured here was part of the decor at our hotel at the breakfast buffet.