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San José colours: walls and gates

Here are more pictures from our colour walks around the city. It’s a very colourful city! Walking down one street in our neighbourhood, these were the colours on the houses, in this order: light green, orange-red, mint green, pale yellow, spring green, coral red, bright orange, light brown, pale yellow, yellow-orange, muted green    

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San José colours: flowers

We went on a colour walk the other day, looking for every colour of the rainbow. Here’s our flower collage from our walk:

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birthday in San Jose

Then home on the bus, and neighbourhood fireworks to end the day because it’s not very long after December 31st yet and there are still fireworks out there begging to be used up. All in all, a memorable birthday!        

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Zoe and Eden write: our house

We love our house in San Jose, Costa Rica. We are here for 2 weeks until we go to Monteverde on January 16th. Monteverde is about 3 hours from San Jose by car. We’ll come back here again at the end of February, and also in April. It’s very small and you can find things

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here and now

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been in San Jose for a week. Here are some ways that life has been different here than our life this past fall in Canada – some simple pleasures I’ve been enjoying here and now. I drink tea. And I usually finish it before it’s cold. I do

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Paris the schnauzer

Eden writes: San Jose, Costa Rica is . . .

Hot! But not too hot. It’s hot like spring in Canada and a little bit hotter than that. It’s not hot like summer is. I can wear anything I want. I usually wear shorts and a tank top or t-shirt. I’m warm enough, but kind of not in the evenings. Yummy! There are tropical fruits

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Where are you Christmas?

Cindy Lou Who’s song from the Jim Carrey Grinch movie kept looping through my head this Christmas: “Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you? Why have you gone away? My world is changing, things rearranging. Does that mean Christmas changes too?” I didn’t have a lot of patience for Christmas this year, with

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there’s gold in them hills

I cried 2 times on December 31st. The first was at about 10:00am, one hour before our van was scheduled to pick us up to take us to the airport to start our Costa Rican 4-month adventure. I was bawling in the basement, sleep-deprived, wild-eyed, throwing a last load of laundry in the machine. And

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family Advent calendars and traditions

It’s that time of year again. When I try to come up with creative, fun little ways to celebrate the Advent season. I’ve blogged about various Advent calendar ideas in the past: * Advent calendar crazy * Advent calendar ideas Last year we had a photo Advent calendar. And there are just so, so many

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collect manna

I’ve had these post-it notes stuck to my bedside table lately. They’re the first things I see when I wake up. Because too often I wake up with a vision of scarcity. Never relating to food or money – those would actually be important worries to have. My worries are more to do with a

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