Hello friends and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!
I was just looking at all my pictures from this past year, 2015, and realized it was a pretty darn good year, with a bit of heart ache as well… Here’s a little recap for you:
January marked our 20th anniversary, and we celebrated it in a big way by renewing our wedding vows in Manuel Antonio:
Early February was a sad time, we lost our good friend, Steve:
In February, my paperback book went up for sale at a large bookstore in San Jose, Liberia Lehman:
In early March my good friend left Costa Rica. Debi and her husband Jim and sweet dog Petey returned to Ohio in the States (but I get to see her SOON as she’ll be visiting Costa Rica later this month!):
March 18th my husband, Greg, published his first book Living in and Visiting Costa Rica – 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts, and it continues to sell REALLY well. I’m so proud of him!
My new motto:
Us in Cachí, visiting friends:
A gorgeous hike we took in Bend, Oregon:
Then we flew to Wisconsin (with a little 2-day unexpected layover in Denver) and visited my sweet Mom in Wisconsin:
Here we are with Mom, my brother Andy and his daughter Ashley, and brother Ted and his wife Shannon:
Then we visited Tamarindo, Costa Rica for a week to pet sit for friends, had a great time at the beach:
My friend Lynette let me use her kitchen to take pictures for the cover of my cookbook, here’s us afterwards (with matching Neck Candy!):
On Aug 25th – my cookbook was published Costa Rica Chica Cookbook:
In November we started hiking longer miles every other week, training for a big hike with our friends in March, 2016 – Mt. Chirripó (the tallest mountain in Costa Rica). Here we are in the middle of our longest hike to date, just last week – 9.5 miles (that’s a coffee bean plant behind us). If you’re interested, click here for a little video I made from our hike.
So – briefly – that was my year in a nutshell. It was a good year. I don’t do resolutions, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have plans and goals (and maybe a few surprises!) in place for 2016. I’m looking forward to it, and I know it will be another great year.
Cheers to you, my friends – and don’t forget to take life by the horns! — Jen
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