Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hello...hello....hello...

Is anyone still there?

I'm going to write like there is actually someone who will be reading this after 3 months without a post. I'm good at pretending, always have been. You should try it. It gets you through a lot of tough moments unscathed.
"No my child is NOT flinging himself all over the grocery store floor, SCREAMING at the top of his lungs for candy. Nope, just not happening!"

Here are our beloved blue bins, ready for another adventure. Can you see how used they've gotten in our year in Costa Rica? They were the BEST thing I brought besides my "familia".


Here we are in our van taxi at 3:30 am getting packed up to head to the airport. Look how wide awake our little Paige is. I love it!


This is quite blurred but worth posting for me. A picture of our little family together before we separated for a month and a half. At this point Wes was getting pretty sad to have us all leave. I, being the all attentive wife, didn't even notice that he was smiling through his tears. I was thinking..."5 kids, one adult, 2 flights...can I do it?"
That's why I love this man. He loves his family.

The sun rose as we were getting ready to board our plane. Our two little tikes were so excited to get on the flight.

Aiden sitting as a "big boy" during our first flight. The kids were great travelers.

We have been busy with getting settled into U.S. life. We've had Paige's birthday (Christmas in June), beach days, pool parties, FREE summer movies, lots of family time and for me, COUPON shopping! I heart coupons.
Wes has arrived and we are a happy family once again. We are holding our life in Costa Rica as a training for the rest of our lives.

13 comments:

Carmie said...

You were missed!! I was checking all the time to see if you were there? So good to see your posts again! Where are you living now? Do you miss CR at all? I think we might be having a wedding there next August! Good Luck, Carmie

Older and Wisor said...

Are you in complete culture shock? We felt it after spending a year in Utah, so I can only imagine...

WELCOME BACK!!!

Christine said...

So glad to have you back...both to the U.S. and the blogging world!! We've missed you ;)

Brenda Samford said...

Awww It really touched my heart to see how strong your family is! Your family bond is so strong and amazing! I don't think I can handle TWO kids by myself on 2 flights! You are such an amazing mom! Wes, you are such an amazing dad as well!!
I keep checking your website to see if you post any new recipes!!! Last couple I made were great!!

Christine said...

Shawna, glad to hear that you have had a great summer...welcome home! I am counting down the weeks to baby #5 and it is comforting to know someone can do it on foreign soil...if you can handle mothering with the trials and challenges of CR I can at least do it here in cally :) Love you all.
The LeBarons

Lorena said...

WELCOME BACK... I would love to get together with you and your familia! I received my CR package. Thank you! My kiddos were sooo excited with the CR money! :)

Ambrea said...

Shawna! I am soooo glad you guys are home! The boys have been having a blast with their cousins and I have been loving my time with you! Love ya guys!

Lara said...

I did not give up hope that you were still out there somewhere and it paid off! SO glad to see you again!!

melissa's life said...

Yay!! I'm so glad you posted. I was afraid you'd never post again once you got back to the USA. I'm glad you are back and getting settled, although I'll miss reading about your adventures in Costa Rica. By the way... I heart coupons also. Who knew they can make such a difference!

Heather Anderson said...

It is good to have you back and I am glad you have all of your family here now!

Alison said...

Too funny, are you there? I went to your blog thinking there wouldn't be a new post, and surprise, there was! I'm glad you're settling in and doing well! Where are you at?

Anonymous said...

How are things going Shawna? I heard you are in Menifee....hope you are all settled in and getting back to normal?? What is normal to you? :)
Peggy Sue :)

TICA MACHA said...

I've been wondering about you!!!
Hope you post more about your change in location. Miss ya!