Wow, it’s official – we have been here 1 year now! June 17, 2013 was our “landing date” here in Costa Rica, from little ‘ole Dallas, Texas, USA. The odd thing is – in some ways, it doesn’t seem like a year has passed. But in many more ways – I feel like we’ve been here a while now – we have changed, grown, and become very comfortable and settled here. Life is good, my friends!
Here’s a short recap of our transition….Starting to pack for Costa Rica. One room of our house in Dallas was designated as the “packing room” (an organized mess): Saying good-bye to my beloved Chili-Red Mini Cooper S:
Much celebrating and “well wishes” happened:
This was me driving to my LAST DAY OF WORK (at a stop light, don’t worry):
Last day of work and high heels(!): Moved out of rental house and in with the Seymour’s and ALL OF THESE NIECES AND NEPHEWS OMG:
More celebrating – with Misty & Brady (sans kids) at a nice steak house (OH HOW I MISS good steak!!): Then it was time to say good-bye to family: June 17th, 2013 – here we are with our 9 suitcases – ready to leave for the airport… We arrived in COSTA RICA and woke up the next morning to this (OMG WE WERE HERE!): Here’s us shortly after we arrived – hiking and hanging out by the pool: And here’s us now after 1 year. Pretty much the same, except…. Greg is slimmer and hotter! I’m slightly slimmer! Both of us have longer hair! We don’t own much! Our life is MUCH simpler! And MOST IMPORTANTLY – BOTH of us are HAPPIER! Thanks to all of you who follow my blog, I cherish you! Ciao for now! — Jen PS – update on the BUG SITUATION – the worst of it appears to be over! So I would say the bug season runs from about April 27th (right before rainy season starts in earnest) till mid-June (just to be safe, maybe earlier)!