Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Christmas Poem

I see the countless Christmas trees, around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear.
For I'm spending Christmas,with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs, that people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare,with the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I can't tell you of the splendor, or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas, with our Savior, face to face?

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
But I'm not so far away, we really aren't apart.

So be happy for me dear ones, you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I am spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

Please love and keep each other, as the Father said to do, 
For I cannot count the blessings, or the love He has for you.

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember I am spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pura Vida

Everyone once in awhile, an opportunity comes along that you just can't turn down. That was the case with our recent Costa Rica trip. To say this past year has been "rough" would be an we justifiably rewarded ourselves. 

On our way with "Sunshine" in tow. (Anais & Chad sent Cannon a care package while he was in the hospital and this lil' turtle was wrapped around his ventilator and we now use it as a special reminder.

On 1 of our 2 attempts to find and feed some monkeys! Failed both times...but atleast the scenery was nice!

El Avion - literally a giant plane converted into a restaurant/pub on the side of the mountain in Quepos...Gibson is always willing to take a pic with us!

Palm tree on our beach that happened to be crawling with ants...still made Rod climb it to snap a pic! :~)

Vista Los Suenos Canopy Tour - AWESOME!!! Yes, I had to wear a man's harness :~(
So happy to be zip-lining!

What a view!
Quepos National Park- complete with sloths, anteaters, monkeys and iguanas.

Little Mermaid reenactment.
Typical Costa Rican cuisine in Jaco.

My main squeeze with fresh squeezed pineapple juice.

Little crabs and snails ALL over our beach!
Gibson and Lennox demonstrating our morning ritual
Griffith Park flashback...except that was over 20 years ago and involved enclosed rings and much smaller horses. I guess there was a language barrier when we told them how long ago we had ridden...bc that got us a pretty advanced jungle/beach tour. But we survived!
Cinderella and Luna (daughter & mother duo)
Rode to Tres Amigos
See that white house in the background...see the beach...yeah that's how close we were.
Fresh coconut water everyday! Delish and so good for you!
Wish I could just walk out in my skivvies and it be this cute, but it wouldn't be - so I didn't. 

Thank you Kara and Q for inviting us! We had a BLAST!!