A Quintessential Costa Rica Moment


The anecdote below illustrates today's "what I will miss about Costa Rica" perfectly. So, let's get that out of the way before I tell you the story. When we leave, I will miss the sense of personal freedom one perceives watching people go by … [Read more...]

Firsts, Seconds, and a Flashback


This week we've had a number of firsts: First loose tooth for Lil D! First time a rooster has been on the actual field during a soccer game. First time the Matapalo Futbol Club has worn their new uniforms which are made in Canada! They say … [Read more...]

Good Friday: Good Mood

Photo credit: Sandra Farfan at http://gettinmykicks.tumblr.com/

I can sometimes be "moody". No, that's not true. I used to be moody, now I just get a little edgy when I'm tired. One of my sweet sons woke up at 4 am this morning because he was so very excited to begin designing soccer uniforms on the computer … [Read more...]

Thoughts on My 85th Consecutive Hot and Sunny Day


Random thoughts which may or may not be true and could be argued either way: 1) Recycling and composting are a first world privileges created out of the guilt for over-consumption and consumerism. There are a whole lot of plastic water bottles … [Read more...]

Seriously Soccer

Lil D and Lil C on the right; D's good friend Diego giving two thumbs up

Soccer is definitely, by far, the most popular sport in this country and in all of Central America. In our town, and in most of the coastal towns, surfing probably comes in a close second. However, soccer still reigns supreme. The boys play all … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: More Excuses & Kids on the Run

First soccer game; first goal; first high 5 from Coach

Unfortunately, life is not leaving much time for blog writing, and thus this is my ONLY post this week. I hope you are all able to stick with me while I get into my new busier routine. The family business is growing and thus my work responsibilities … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: It’s That Time of Year Again

Beach picnic

Time for outdoor sports (soccer and t-ball begin this week), sweaty, tired, happy children, and increased appetites being satiated with picnics at the beach. Running Rundown Everything is posted in km. For those of you who only do miles, 1 … [Read more...]