Costa Rica It Is

Leaving on a jet plane.

Tuesday July 24th Costa Rica or Bust Early morning wake up, only to discover that our flight is cancelled.  We are determined to leave today, so I unpack my laptop and begin searching Expedia.  My mom pulls in the driveway.  One kid is awake and one is still sleeping.  Grammy Read more…

By LJC, ago
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School’s Out For The Summer!

This is really happening.  We have about a month until we hop on a plane to Costa Rica.  This is really happening?  Today was the last day of preschool for Skye and Weston.  Today the reality of our decision hit me.  The teachers sang and danced to say goodbye to Read more…

By LJC, ago
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LOVE

Two weeks ago, I woke up to my children jumping around on my bed.  My son climbed up my headboard and, in doing so, knocked off a decorative wooden block with the word LOVE printed on it.  It hit me square between the eyes.  It hurt.  I screamed.  I actually Read more…

By LJC, ago
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Joe

I never could have predicted this post.  Never.  Nor does anyone ever really know what lies ahead in life.  This week was a stark reminder of the reality of living with the unknown.  I have no idea if my family will still be traveling to Costa Rica at the end Read more…

By LJC, ago
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One Perspective

I spent a day texting with someone who shares different beliefs than me about guns laws.   I am trying to find and navigate the untrodden middle ground.  I believe we are caught up in power struggles and semantics all too often. Gun laws are not the solution. They are more Read more…

By LJC, ago
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2.14.18

These are my thoughts in the initial days after the Florida shooting. Fears drive us. There is a fear of more innocent people getting shot. This is a real fear. There is a fear of more innocent people losing guns. This is a real fear. If the fear is people Read more…

By LJC, ago
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Pneumonia

Weston has pneumonia. Was it a self-fulfilling prophecy because I was worried about this possibility and practically wrote the script in a previous post? I doubt it. In a way it feels like a slap in the face for trying to do it all with the kids. What were we Read more…

By LJC, ago
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Virginia Here We Come

Someone told me today that I was glowing.  They knew I had been in Costa Rica and the assumption might have been that I was in the sun all week, although in actuality we spent most of our trip in the mist and wind of the mountains.  We did not Read more…

By LJC, ago