These past few months…

So it’s been almost 3 months since our last blogpost. That’s just embarrassing. So sorry. Something, or really someone, has been occupying quite a bit of our time. How about an overview of the past 3 months in bullet points?

– All of James’s seniors passed their government exit exams in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. We are so proud of them and him!

– After doing an elimination diet, we discovered that Amos has a dairy intolerance. I was hoping that it wasn’t so severe that I couldn’t eat chocolate, but no such luck.

– Older and Kimberly, two students from the La California School who have been doing after school tutoring with James were accepted to Palabra de Vida on scholarship! So pumped about this! Be praying for them as they face many academic and social transitions ahead. You’ll be hearing more about their stories soon.

– Amos started to smile and say “goo.” Cue heart melting here.

– So far James’s sister (Sarah) and brother-in-law (Ryan), and my sister (Jennifer) and parents have been able to visit us for the holidays. One of James’s other sisters (Susan) and his parents are coming down in just a week for round three of holiday celebrations. We have had so much fun sharing Amos with our families!

Sarah and Ryan

Sarah and Ryan

We finally saw Poás!

We finally saw Poás!

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Meme and Papa

Meme and Papa

– Amos turned 4 months old last week and is now rolling over in both directions and squealing. He is a joy.

4 months old

– I had what we think is the flu and was in bed for 5 days this last week. We are grateful James was on break to watch the little guy and keep him away from the germs. So thankful that they both seem to have escaped without catching it!

– James has begun course work online for a Master’s in Education. He’s loved teaching so much and we are excited for him to be able to pursue that passion further.

– Older and Kim started “summer school” led by James this week in order to better prepare them to make the academic leap in February. 5 days a week on their summer vacation…these kids are dedicated. So is their teacher.

– Amos and I are back to days at home alone. Truth be told it’s been a little lonely to not have people to socialize with during the week. I am looking into a mommy and me swim class in our community to try to help with that (I’m sure I’ll have some funny stories to share from Spanish swim class if it works out 🙂 ) and we’ve been spending more time with our neighbors…who are all women between the ages of 60 and 80. I’m grateful for their friendship no matter the age gap.

– We are still in the process of trying to get Amos U.S. citizenship. We’ve hit a few bumps in the process, but hope to have all of the paperwork done and his passport in hand at the end of this month. You can keep that process in your prayers!

And now to inundate you with more pictures of our adorable offspring:

Big smiles

Big smiles

Eyelashes

Eyelashes

Laughing too hard to stay still

Laughing too hard to stay still

Working on sitting up

Working on sitting up

Bowtie boy

Bowtie boy

 

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