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A Visit from Nana and Gaga

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DSC00191Some time off in Jaco

My parents made a trip down this past weekend.  We had a wonderful time.  We went to the Los Suenos resort near Jaco.  It was fabulous!  The kids loved seeing their grandparents, and we did too!  The resort backs up to rain forests and overlooks the ocean.

DSC00015The Course…


We we able to take a river tour where there are many crocodiles.  The guides would get out into the water with the crocs with chicken legs to feed these monsters.  It gave me the creeps, but it was fun.  One guy would even ride on their backs.  There apparently is a pecking order with the males, and this one is the alpha!

would you trust this guy?

Would you trust this guy?

Luis is having lunch with a friend

Luis is having lunch with a friend

Big Daddy with bigger Daddy

Big Daddy with bigger Daddy


DSC00151Notice the people on the bridge…  Free show!

We also got to take a canopy tour.  Mom, of course was not interested, and Micaiah is too little…so Brian, Carson, my Dad, and I braved 15 zip lines through the trees.  We all were thrilled.

Watch out Tarzan!

Watch out Tarzan!

Like father, like sonLike Father, like Son

DSC00223After the second line it was all fun.

When we arrived back at our house, Micaiah thought we were going back to her Nana’s house.  When she realized that we were not, she started wailing.  Then of course my mom started crying, and Carson soon followed with, “Can’t we go home?”  I really felt like this is part of suffering for the sake of Christ.  The emotional suffering is hard as well.  The kids don’t fully understand, but I pray someday they will.

We are at the midway point of our first semester in school.  I can’t believe time if flying by.  Learning a new language when you are old is quite a challenge, but we really feel privileged to be here.  Things really are going well.

We miss all of you and pray you are enjoying your summer!

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Stephanie Saunders
July 18th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

Oh Brian and Jill, what a blessing a visit from family must be! Tas, Luc and Clemmy all said to tell Carson “Wow!!!” Of course, they think the crocodiles are exciting! Much love & and we are praying for you all.

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Minnix Family Future Plans

This April we will move to Costa Rica to attend language school. The kids will be enrolled in school there also. Please pray for our transition to Costa Rica and the ability to learn Spanish quickly. We will keep everyone updated via this blog. The Minnix Family

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