Monday, May 27, 2019

January Fun!

Check out our life in January through pictures!  ENJOY!!

Bruce and Kristin after the half marathon in Georgia!
 After we got back to Costa Rica, I had my bottom braces put can only get better from here!
looks different with bottoms on!
 In January we welcomed one team from Love and Truth Church, TN!

The team on top of the second level in one of the houses on Phase 2!
 With the kids still out of school in January, they got to help us in the daycare with the team!
Emme working hard interpreting!

Leyton working hard watching Eliel move a sawhorse!
 Josue and Leyton got to work together on Phase 2 as well--we love vacation time!
"Working" hard--they were making a bunker!

Riding their bikes all over Phase 2
 We also got to go to La Paz Waterfall Gardens as a family with the team!
Leyton at the waterfall--he was falling in!

Emme at the waterfall

Young love!!

Now that's just cool!

I got to hold this little dude! First time! So cool!
 Leyton got connected with Payton from the team--he was sad to see him go, but hopefully they will get to catch up and talk all things Minecraft again!
Leyton and Payton
 Bruce got to cook on his happy!

Leyton climbing the pole at Jiu-Jitsu

Love this puppy!

So excited to be back to teams and working in the daycare....I mean....look at these cuties!

My first graders!

Thank you for all your love and support!


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Love and Truth Church, TN

After we returned from our time in the States, we received our first team in January from Love and Truth Church in Tennessee.  This is a team that has been coming for years and we are always so thankful they start our team season off on a good foot!

Check out their week!

The team worked on Phase 2 in a lot of different areas, cutting rebar, bending rebar,
Everybody loves rebar!

Bending rebar

The finished product!
Leyton stacked the rebar--as a Christmas tree!
Working with Eliel
Eddie got to cover all the steps with wood so the stairs didn't get damaged with all the work being done upstairs

Some of the team got to chip away at the columns!

Everyone on the top of House 1 before the week started

Working hard on moving LOTS AND LOTS of block! Look at the second floor!

The last day with the team and the workers! Look at all that block!!

Oh look! There's us!!

The team also got to eat lunch and activities with the Children's Homes.

The team made SLIME with the kids!


Playing with the SLIME
The team also worked in the daycare.  We did LOTS of fun activities and the kids--and the team--had a GREAT time!

Doing scratch art with the 2nd graders

Scratch art masks with the 1st graders

Courtnie working hard on her mask

Look at this cute elephant!

Most of the kids started with a design but then scratched off all of it!

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Look at this cute little bear!

1st graders!

Even the 5th and 6th graders enjoyed making masks!


Cleaning up all the black scratch stuff--with a little help!

We also got to take the team to La Paz Waterfall Gardens!

So in love!

Those are our kids!

It doesn't happen very often, but Leyton found HIS person. Payton was such a great friend to Leyton for the week.  He was so patient with him and they talked all things Minecraft and other boy stuff!
Payton and Leyton
We all had a good week, met some new friends and were sad to see them go!  Thanks again for everything, Love and Truth Church--WE LOVE YOU!!


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November fun!

Here is one of our last posts for 2018!

Check out what we were up to in November! Our life in photos....ENJOY!

Leyton had a "Halloween" party at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practice! (he went as a jiu-jitsu fighter!)
At the beginning of November, Bruce was invited to be a part of a relay run team from San Jose to Puntarenas (over 100 miles total)

Bruce was the 7th leg and ran through the night

Crossing finish line as a team!

Normal....lazy dogs
 Bruce and Leyton have been working on a father-son project of building a drift trike. This is what they have so far--they are missing a few parts, especially the rear axle!

A boy can dream!

Since August, the kids have been working on earning their own money for when we go to Universal Studios in December. They did odd jobs and helped around the house to earn $1 for $1 up to $100! They completed it and now have the right to buy whatever they want with their $100!

Both of them with their completed Universal Bucks!

Our friends' got a kitten....and Emme was in love!

Emme started playing volleyball on a league with Hope Ministries. She has only been to a couple of practices, but she is smitten!

Emme at practice
 She also graduated from Infantil swimming team to Juvenil (juniors to teens). Which also means that she will move from indoor competitions to "open swim" competitions.

Emme with her certificate

 They enjoyed a pizza party and promotion ceremony to end the 2018 swimming year!

The Infantil group with Coach Checho

Emme also celebrated her birthday with her fellow students for their semi-annual birthday celebration

The July-December birthday kids
 One night we got to enjoy dinner and a show. The kids were continuing their game of chess while finishing dinner! It was fun to watch them strategize!

Dinner and a show!

Leyton got to see El Toro Loco when we were driving home one night! So big!

The end of November also marked the 6th grade graduation trip for Emme. Her and I went to the Punta Leona for 3 days and 2 nights. We had a good time and got to do a lot of fun stuff with her class mates!

Beach time with some of the girls!

Posing on the tree

Pointing to a rainbow while they were walking on the beach

They had a bon fire!

Us at the beach!

The moon and the bon fire!

Our room

Emme in her graduation t-shirt

The kids played volleyball

Just a normal day waking up!

A visitor by the pool!

 The kids finished out their 2018 school year with a Christmas party!
Aren't they cute!

Leyton's class on the last day of school!

Leyton went to a birthday party to play "fut-pool" soccer-pool with your feet. It was pretty cool!

Leyton playing fut-pool

We always do Thanksgiving here at the AP and we always do it good! We had 2 deep fried turkeys and lots of fixin's!
So much yummy food!

Also on Thanksgiving Day, we said good bye to one of our kids/friends in the Children's homes. Yamil left with his family after spending Thanksgiving lunch with us! Bittersweet!
Yamil and Emme

At the end of November, the church, La Comunidad Cristiana El Faro celebrated it's anniversary with a special church service!

Awesome at night!

And we finished out the month with yet another birthday party for one of Leyton's friends. It was a pool party!
The boys in the pool!

November was a busy month for our family--and we are so thankful for you to share it with us!


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