Two posts two days in a row! That’s what happens when you have too much time on your hands! I just wanted to talk about our celebration while it was still fresh on my mind. The kids had school and Nathan had work for most of the day but last night we had Costa Rican food, gallo pinto and beef and potato picadillo. And Sloane made an amazing surfboard cake. Her inspiration was Nathan’s Costa Rica tattoo￼￼￼. She was able to put together our Memphis roots with our love of surfing and Costa Rica. It was beautiful and it tasted delicious.
After we ate we decided to carry on our tradition of painting rocks. We did this last year as well. We wanted to do something that was meaningful but also something kind of relaxing and fun. When we were trying to decide what to do last year Nathan remembered the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt and read this to the kids. ￼￼ ￼￼He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God. ”
Joshua 4:21-24 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Joshua%204:21-24&version=NIV
We keep these stones from last year where we can see them. Pictured below.
And here are the ones from this year. Some of us get a little bit more into it than others.. ￼￼The top three pictures are mine. It’s just one stone that has three sides. The first one that you can see is half sunset/half beach. The second side is an eye with a few tears because it’s been a hard year and it also has a boa constrictor on it because there was a massive one spotted it in our neighborhood and our house had to be modified a bit because there is a huge opening in our laundry room so I had to complain to the homeowner to get that closed off because it terrified me. There is also a bug because our house is filled with bugs, more on that later… And the third side has lots of friends because we have made friends that feel like family❤️
The next two blue ones are Benson and Blakes. Benson’s is just blue because he likes blue and didn’t want to put a lot of time and effort into it. Blake said that underneath there somewhere it says 3A for the class that she is in this year and there is a C for coronavirus but you just can’t see it :-)￼￼
Nathan did the Yin and Yang￼ sign because you have to look at the good and the bad in everything.￼ You can’t just focus on one or the other. ￼Sloane made 2 rocks. One is more focused on coronavirus with a mask and a heart and the other is about her love for our dog Blue.
Some little critters tried to rain on our parade during the rock painting and Sloane tried her best to knock them out. I wish it would let me show the video. She was hysterical she had two of these bug zapper’s going. Look at the ceiling and the floor. They were everywhere.￼￼I’m not kidding when I say we had an invasion. My Costa Rican friends can correct me if I’m wrong on this but someone told us they are Costa Rican termites. They invade for just a short time but they are no joke. They come in and leave their wings all over the house and I’m not sure if they actually do any damage like they do in the states. Our homeowner was not concerned so I guess they’re just a nuisance. I’m going to leave a few pictures here to show just how much of a nuisance they are.￼￼￼These pictures were just from last night. And I didn’t even take pictures of all of our sinks and showers that were covered in them. ￼
All in all we had a good day and we are happy to be wrapping school up next week. I will leave with these beautiful flowers that Nathan got for me yesterday.