Pizza Night

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A few nights ago¬†the boys asked for a pizza so we decided to make our own at home. Although you can get pizza in Jaco it’s not always consistent and you can expect to pay a lot of money for a small pizza….and anyway it is always best when homemade ūüôā dont you think? I started with a great¬†Pizza dough

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Coconuts to go


One of the awesome things about living in Costa Rica is seeing seeing so many tropical fruit trees growing everywhere, including Mango, Papaya and Banana trees but most of all you see the coconut trees everywhere filled with coconuts. If you are lucky enough the coconuts are low enough to pick without having to climb  up a tall tree which

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Surfing In Jaco

Today the boys got to go for their surfing lesson at 8 am ..Although it was low tide there were some good waves to ride. The boys were with their instructor¬†Gonzalo who is an awesome surfer and really¬†pushes the boys hard….and they love it. They both managed to ride a wave after wave….And even waved to the camera while doing

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Tuna to Die For


We’ve been wanting to have fish all week so when we found fresh tuna at the market we just had to get it … All it needed was a little salt and pepper and a quick sear in butter and yumm. Of course a little Kale and Spinach salad served over garlic mash potatoes helped bring it all together. We

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Crocodile Bridge


THIS IS RANDOM ROO! ENGLISH While we were driving back to Tamarindo from Jaco there was a bridge on the highway. When we were driving to Jaco we saw people on the side of the bridge. So then we parked on the side of the road and got out of the car. My dad was photographing something so we said

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Surfing With Josymar


The morning¬†after we arrived in Jaco the boys and I had the incredible opportunity to have a private surf lesson with Josymar, one of the top surfers in Costa Rica. He is¬†a talented and well-known surfer, an enthusiastic instructor, and very passionate about his sport. ¬†The boys just loved their lesson and did amazing.            

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Surf Competition

This morning were up at 5:45am, got in the car, and a few minutes later we were at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline where a surf competition was being held. we watched some of the top surfers in Costa Rica compete. The waves were big and rocks were abound leaving little room for mistakes…It was interesting to

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A Rainy Day …Yahoooo!

Today was a great day….Tonia and I were up at 6:30 am…yes I was even up : ), the boys got up around 7:30 and by 8:50 we were out of the door and heading to Budget car rental to pick up our car for the week. Of course the car was not ready at the time we booked it

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We’ve Arrived!

After nearly a year since we thought about this big move…we are finally in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, and it is hot…I mean really hot! The final days leading up to this point were a blur, we had to to clean and deliver our boat to its new skippers.¬†     Tonia and I then had to pack our home and

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Letting Go: Nine Days and Counting


So today we said our goodbyes to Mom and Dad and Auntie Laura. It was an emotional day for Tonia which is¬†to be expected…For me it was a little easier as I was busy at Camp Cuisine where I get to spend the next four days teaching 27 kids how to prepare and appreciate good food. Rewarding. We also spent

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