Thursday, January 05, 2006


It's interesting that the 2 times we have seen rainbows here, they were not sighted during the "rainy" season. I had a chance to grab the camera and capture this one on film yesterday. Seeing it reminds us of God's promise to never destroy the earth again with a flood. To me, it is a visual reminder of His many promises to us. Yesterday we were able to spend time with the Breits, another family headed to Mexico. There are at least 6 new families headed there during 2006 - how incredible! God is planning something amazing, I believe, in this country.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


The week between Christmas and New Year I purchased a hummingbird feeder at the Central Market here in San Jose. We decided on the least expensive one, paying just over $5. About a week ago I hung it in our little courtyard and waited. Well, we didn't have to wait long before we got our fist arrival. These little birds are smart and were attracted to the red color of the feeder. Since that time I have tried to capture photos of these little creatures and as a result named our first squeaky friend, "Teaser," since he (or she) wouldn't let me snap a picture. Then we noticed another hummingbird had come, less brilliant than the first, and this one got the name "Scrubby" as a result. This one is much quieter and also let me take a picture. This morning I think Teaser was jealous because I got a picture of him, too.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The New Year has begun. I just developed my first 2 rolls of film here in Costa Rica. I even got a 2 for 1 deal! It's been awhile since I scanned in photos from my "real" camera, but I wanted to share a few online. These are all from our visit to Volcan Arenal just before Christmas.
Joseph and Rebekah are on the boat we took to see the volcano. You can see it well in the background with Joseph's photo. Jonathan is standing in the gardens that were located at the hotel we stayed at - Los Lagos - which means "the lakes."