They are not currently from, neither were any of them born, in Costa Rica, but they'll always be our "friends from Costa Rica" cause that is where we all met. It's been five years since that adventure (that was documented beginning here), so it was fun to get everyone together again. We all met up at a park a few years ago, and we also had the Meyers up for a visit two years ago, but it's been too long. Yikes, just found the post of that get together, and nevermind, it wasn't two years... it was 3 and a half years ago! Yes, the time is flying.
This past year, each of our families added a baby boy. Abraham, Owen, and Adam. Bringing our 7-5-7 kid totals to 10-7-10. All 27 kids had a good time visiting and playing. Wait, not, it was just 26 kids... Michael didn't make it (Joseph missed him). Mary taught our kids how to play some soda pop game where you throw quarters and whoever gets a quarter in the middle cup of pop doesn't have to speed drink their soda, but everyone else does, and the last person to chug it looses and has to drink an extra cup with some soy sauce in it or something gross like that. They thought it was fun. No way I was playing that game though.
Nov 22, 2010 - visiting in the kitchen of Costa Rica
That was then, this is now:
11/24/10 - watching tv on Thanksgiving Eve 5 years ago~
Watching "Inside Out" in our unfinished basement - 11/28/15
The Meyers headed home around 9 pm on Saturday and the Royals had called earlier to ask if they could spend the night, so they slept over and came to church with us. We had fun visiting more on Sunday and they stayed the day. We still had lots of thanksgiving meat and pies to share. One sad thing - during our evening of fun, I noticed a certain little person play with the thermostat, and I forgot to fix it, until on Sunday morning when I came down the stairs to feel the freezing air. It was like 60 degrees! And they were in the unfinished basement where it was even colder. They were freezing! I felt horrible. First thing I'm going to do whenever we have money is to finish the basement so we have a decent place to host friends.