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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Daily Life & Stuff

All is well in the "Rich Coast." Classes are moving along and so is life. We've been blessed in that we have not had a lot of culture shock (yet). We're getting used to walking everywhere or taking a taxi/bus if our destination is too far away. Next time you're leaving Wal-Mart or Kroger with a trunk full of sacks, be thankful for that trunk. Everytime we walk home, loaded down with sacks, I think about that trunk that I always took for granted:) The boys are always a big help on grocery trips. They have to carry a bag or two home each time. It's pretty cute.

We have been attending a church in the neighborhood called "El Lugar" (The Place). It is comical because 1/2 the people in the church are "gringos" from the language school and the other 1/2 are "Ticos" (locals). I can usually understand about 75% of what is being said. Jenn came here with no spanish background so it is more difficult for her. However, this Sunday she said she understood quite a bit of the sermon. That was really encouraging to her.

Last Saturday we started the boys in a "futbol camp." Every Saturday from 8-11am they go to the camp and learn soccer skills and play games. They are excited because this coming Saturday they are scrimmaging another local team. The crazy thing is it only cost $4 per child each month. When I was talking to the coach/director (in Spanish) I misunderstood and thought it was going to cost $4 per child each week. In the States, that would be a cheap price to pay for 3 hours of instruction. When I restated what I thought I heard, he looked at me like I was crazy. He said, "No, $4 per month!" I was thinking, "Sweet, I would've paid 4 times that much!"

Pura Vida!

5 comments:

MooreClan said...

I love ready your crazy blogs!! I swear when I read them I can hear you saying it in my head.
The kids got their year books yesterday and it was so funny. They opened up the book and came running over saying, "Look Jordan and Trevor are in here, I can't believe that!" I was like of course they, are they did'nt just vanish b/c they moved. Crazy kids!
Oh and a funny Rawley story. This little girl, Hallee is in Rawley's class and her Mom comes up to me and says "Hallee was watching TV with here Dad last night and pointed out some bleechers on the basketball game and said Daddy that's where Rawley and I go kiss when we are at the gym!! He told her that she shouldn't do that and he is going to get Rawley, she said No Daddy it's okay I really like to kiss Rawley!" So I ask Rawley, have you been kissing girls (again) he said no Mom! (thats his new way to address me "MOM" not "MOMMY") when she tries to kiss me I just run away!! Pray that I don't have to lock him up or worse HOME SCHOOL him!! Thought you would like that little story. We miss you all and pray that you are learning all you are required. Love to all 4 of you from all 5 of us!!

MooreClan said...

I love ready your crazy blogs!! I swear when I read them I can hear you saying it in my head.
The kids got their year books yesterday and it was so funny. They opened up the book and came running over saying, "Look Jordan and Trevor are in here, I can't believe that!" I was like of course they, are they did'nt just vanish b/c they moved. Crazy kids!
Oh and a funny Rawley story. This little girl, Hallee is in Rawley's class and her Mom comes up to me and says "Hallee was watching TV with here Dad last night and pointed out some bleechers on the basketball game and said Daddy that's where Rawley and I go kiss when we are at the gym!! He told her that she shouldn't do that and he is going to get Rawley, she said No Daddy it's okay I really like to kiss Rawley!" So I ask Rawley, have you been kissing girls (again) he said no Mom! (thats his new way to address me "MOM" not "MOMMY") when she tries to kiss me I just run away!! Pray that I don't have to lock him up or worse HOME SCHOOL him!! Thought you would like that little story. We miss you all and pray that you are learning all you are required. Love to all 4 of you from all 5 of us!!

O Fam said...

aaHey Guys! We are enjoying your blog, especially Hudson. He loves finding out what J and T are doing. We toatally agree about the carrying groceries. We live on the 6th floor with no elevator, so much for my weekly shopping trips back home.

Some thoughts... said...

Jenn that is so great!!! I am praying that you continue to keep picking up the language quickly!!

Haley said...

Buen trabajo Jenn!!

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