It has been far too long and we have so much to catch you up on! Shortly after our last blogpost, we celebrated our one year anniversary here in Costa Rica. James and I were able to grab lunch together at school and I came home to some beautiful flowers (arranged by my amazing husband himself).
That evening we went to Taco Bar, a really fun restaurant in Santa Ana that serves great fish tacos and smoothies. After we left, James commented that we had finally found flavorful food in Costa Rica. It was a welcome treat!
The best anniversary gift of all, though, was that last Thursday we were able to move into our apartment! The Befuses, who we have been living with for the last several weeks, were able to help us get everything moved in. After several trips and a midnight refrigerator move, we were ready to begin setting up. (James and Matt Befus tied our refrigerator to a dolly and pulled it behind a car at 10 mph at midnight so there wouldn’t be any traffic.) We have loved being in our new home, but because we have not had Internet it has been hard to update you all with progress. Hopefully that will change soon!
So, let the tour begin. Here is our bright green home!
Our truly tica lunch. I tried my hand at Gallo Pinto and James cut us up a pineapple.
Our new (mirror-less) bathroom. We went from having a yellow bathtub in Wheaton to a blue toilet and sink here in Costa Rica. And of course, our scary shower head that has electric wires running through it to heat the water. But I’m not complaining about a hot shower!
Our bedroom. Hopefully the open closet system will be motivation to keep everything organized.
Our future office. Our dresser and bedroom wouldn’t fit in the same room so it’s kind of a multipurpose room. We actually bought our new bookshelf this morning and it is so nice to organize all of our school books.
James here. As a way of trying to bring you all into our day-to-day life, we have developed this interactive map. It shows our weekly treck from home to church and other things along the way. Be sure to click on the icons to read descriptions!
Prayer and Praise: