Adjusting

How are we enjoying the United States? Well I must say it feels pretty good. I love the family feel, the whole spirit of Christmas, the simplicity of certain things, the bargain shopping, all of my vegetarian food (I ate a meatless Kielbasa last night – wait that sounded very dirty!) and I especially love our little home. It feels right being here, but it does not come without its downfalls. As of right now, it will take Lola almost two months to receive therapy through First Steps. TWO MONTHS! This is supposed to be an early intervention program funded by the State…notice the word “early”. I was outraged hearing it would take an intake coordinator two weeks to see Lola, another couple of weeks to see if...
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The Next Chapter

Hola to all of our family and friends! The last time we wrote a mass email like this was to share the grave news about Lola’s diagnosis. Thankfully this letter is to share a bit of good news. No I’m not pregnant and no we did not win the lottery! Actually, we have made the decision to move back to the United States on December 1st of this year. It was not an easy decision as we have built a life here in Costa Rica. We have met wonderful friends, we have the best health care for our daughter and of course. . . we have my family. But when thinking about the future, we were unsure as to where this life at the hotel would lead us....
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The End of Vacation

First bath in the sink I love her rat tail! Sushi on our last night So this was the end of our trip.  We had two wonderful weeks of family, friends, food, beer, memories, happiness and America.  It was sad to say good-bye to everyone, but I know our paths will cross again soon.  Lola experienced many firsts (like her first bath in a sink above) and I’m happy to have this blog to document them all.  ...
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Lola meets her other Grandma

Rob and his mama Lola opening her gift basket Swimming like always Lola and her cousins Passed out from all of the fun Grandma Kathy enjoying her Lola time Three generations Last week I mentioned we were at Rob’s moms house.  It was a weekend of relaxing and spending time with family.  We enjoyed the quiet moments that comes with being out in the country.  Rob’s mom, Kathy was ecstatic to finally meet her grandbaby.  She has a soft and sweet soul which made it easy for Lola to instantly bond with her. ...
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