We are about a week and half from our departure date. We are heading back to Tamarindo on September 16th – this time, for the school year. This period of transition is always hard – there is so much to do to prepare, but the timing needs to be right. You can’t pack suitcases weeksKeep Reading!

This weekend we will journey down to Costa Rica again as a family. By this time we’ve got traveling to and from Costa Rica down to a science. Instead of making this 5th trip down the easiest one yet, we’ve decided to make it the most complicated one by adding our new dog to theKeep Reading!

Today has been a complete marathon of a day. All of a sudden it’s Saturday. Where did the week go? Waking up this morning started with a view out the window of another 8 inches of snow on top of the 6 that were left over from yesterday. We’re really packing in the weather beforeKeep Reading!

I was with a friend yesterday who made me promise I would actually be a part of posting material to our family’s blog, so with one day to departure, I decided to take a break from packing and cleaning out the fridge. I’m guessing this will be the last time “snow” is a part ofKeep Reading!

We have the most amazing school on the planet. Seriously. If I had to pick the one thing that I am most sad to leave, it is this school – hands down. Yesterday Erin and I went to both Ben and Jacob’s classes (Abby’s is today!) and let the kids show the Costa Rica videoKeep Reading!

A strange thing happened to me last night. We’ve been cleaning the house out for the last few months, getting everything ready for 6 months away. I’ve had a list of things that I need to do right before we leave. I created this list 2 months ago, and have been slowly tackling each itemKeep Reading!

One of the tasks that I’ve been dealing with this week is the mail. Moving is one thing, you have your mail forwarded. Done. Extended traveling is a different thing, you have your mail held. Done. Traveling & working in a foreign country for 6 months with no real address … that’s a unique situationKeep Reading!

It’s been a while since we’ve written and our plans have evolved and changed and become more solid by the minute. To make a long story short, we’re not traveling the world anymore, plan tickets alone made the trip cost prohibitive, but we have decided on a location and we leave in just over aKeep Reading!