Are we residents of Costa Rica yet? Are we, are we??

cedula irina

Look at this lovely couple holding their cedula (residency) cards!

Unfortunately this couple is NOT us, but our pals Irina & Jim.  They applied for their residency in December, 2012 and it took 18 months for them to get their cards.  I’m very happy for them.

You’re probably wondering where we are in our residency process?  Well,  it pains me to tell you – that we just aren’t quite there yet. Actually it’s fine. Some people get residency really quickly, others not so… It is what it is, right? Pura vida.

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2 Year Anniversary In Costa Rica

suitcases

Wow, you guys!  Today is our 2-year-anniversary of landing in Costa Rica!  Here’s us on Jun 17th, 2013 in Dallas before heading to the airport with all of our earthly belongings:

In a lot of ways these 2 years have gone by swiftly, but when I think about all we have done, it DOES seem like we’ve been here a while… here’s our “2 years” at a glance:

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States Trip 2015

burger

Well, I’ve finally recuperated from our States Tour. Jet Lag, Travel Hangover… whatever you want to call it. It took my 5 days to get back to my Pura Vida routine. And that’s ok. In our 3 weeks in the States, we were in all 4 time zones, 8 different states, flew a total of 8 flights, did a 3-day drive of 2100 miles, and stayed up past our bed time every night. And I wouldn’t trade any of it. Best part? Spending quality time with our Mom’s and siblings and nieces and nephews.  Oh and eating a darn good burger every now and then.

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