Monday, December 5, 2011

This, That and the Other

Hi.  Remember me? Your friendly missionary blogger here in Costa Rica.  Yeah.  We're still alive and kicking...sorta.

While I had a couple of days of feeling a lot better, you know, like being able to walk around without wanting to puke, I am back to feeling cruddy.  But, we have just two more days of school before we fly to the States on Thursday!

But I realized a lot has happened in the last week.  Instead of getting into all the nitty gritty details, I'll just say we made Christmas cookies for the boys' teachers and since I hadn't the foggiest where to get decorating sugar, I google dying it at home, and sure enough it came out great!

And then the boys had their Christmas program last week.  Forrest can sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer in perfect Spanish.  Elliot didn't want to sing his song at all.  In fact as I was going into the chapel for the program, he ran up to me and said, "I don't want to do this."  Ahhh, and yet parents and teachers think Christmas programs are a good idea.

You'll notice a couple of photos with Forrest in a flower head piece.  Yeah, not completely sure about that.  I think it had to do with the song, something about the angles in the heavens sing and the flowers on the earth sing to the newborn king.  Errr, something...preschoolers singing is always hard to decifer, then through in another language and your guess is as good as mine.  But I will say that when Forrest walked in with his flower face, he looked at me and whispered, "This is the boring part."  HA!    Anyway.  Enjoy the photos.  And if I don't talk to you before Thursday, please pray for our trip on Thursday and Friday.


  1. So what day/night did we decide to get together?

  2. hahahaaa! The flower headpiece is hilarious! We had to put on a Christmas show when I taught MIDDLE SCHOOL. If you think getting preschoolers to sing is tough, try getting 13-year-olds!! Ah, the things we do for the Kingdom. ;) I hope we'll be able to catch you in Michigan! We're leaving this Tuesday or Wednesday and should be there probably through the 28th or 29th.

  3. I remember singing "Rudolfo el nariz rojo" or something to that effect in Spanish class in HS. That and "Cascabelles" which I am sure that I just spelled incorrectly.
    I hope you get feeling better REALLY soon and that your trip to the states is fun and uneventful!

  4. Beautiful pictures, thoughts and children!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas (looks like you did inspite of not feeling well) and a happy New Year as well.

    May the Lord Jesus prosper all your efforts in His perfect ways.


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