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Thursday, May 1, 2008

We're still alive

We're finally in Costa Rica after 3 1/2 weeks of travelling the US. We visited most of our family on the way home from VA. We made stops in WV, KY, LA, and TX before boarding the plane on Sunday April 27. We threw in one last stop in GA and saw one of our old friends Tyler. His church was such a blessing to us and another family that flew to Costa Rica with us. Westhills Church paid for our stay in Atlanta at the Airport Hilton and treated us to one last meal at Chili's. God uses his people to minister to eachother for sure.

Our new house is really cool. We have two palm trees and two banana trees in the backyard. The boys have caught 2-3 geckos in the yard already. We have an old rusty machete in the backyard as well. Every boy needs a "lucky machete." So far it has rained every afternoon but the temperature has been very nice overall. From our front yard we can see the mountains which are very pretty. As the day progresses you can see the clouds roll in and the mountaintops become difficult to see. Its really cool looking. It reminds us of Hawaii.

We are in language school orientation through Tuesday. Classes will officially begin next Wednesday. We are ready to get going on the Spanish. We have been brave little soldiers since we arrived, making several trips by bus, taxi, and mostly on foot. We will not have a car until we get to Peru in another year. Maybe that will help me lose the 10 lbs. I gained at orientation in VA.

I'll post some pictures of our new life, house, etc. as soon as I can get to it. Until then just use your imagination:)

P.S. We have a new phone # with an (817) area code. It is a free call for most of you back home, especially if you call from your cell. IF you want the # e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

5 comments:

Some thoughts... said...

how exciting!!! we were praying extra hard yesterday for trevor's bd!! i hope he had a good day! we are so excited to hear more from you all!! we will email soon!

Some thoughts... said...

how exciting!! we were praying extra hard yesterday for trev's bd!! i hope it was a great one!! we will email soon to get the phone number!!!

Abby said...

Congrats on your new home! Sounds great :) It was fun to see you at MCBC again - even if it was in a sea of people hugging you!

Haley said...

We miss you!

Anonymous said...

Centerpointe is praying for the Penningtons! How was Trevor's birthday. Let Jordan know that his plane is hanging out on my bookshelf as we speak.

Andy

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