Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas...

to all our friends and family!!!! {and our lurker friends} As you can see by the presents behind my little guys, living in Costa Rica did not affect their present intake. :) Santa found us just as we had hoped.
Our Christmas season was filled with decorations, hot weather, Christmas music, walking to the beach, decorating sugar cookies and much of the same we would have experienced in the states.

It has been difficult to enjoy our necessary cups of Hot Chocolate and warm sugar cookies with the weather as warm as it's been, but the kids didn't seem to mind.

Most of our presents were brought in from the states. If we were to purchase presents here we'd either pay double the price as in the states for brand name or purchase a toy from overseas that just wouldn't survive the day. {Very cheaply made but expensive} So we shopped on the Internet and had everything shipped to my mother-in-law. She, like the angel she is, brought it all in with her; four boxes worth of presents and supplies.

So I'm warning all of you ahead of time, we would love to have you come and stay with us, however you will probably get a request or two for a few bags of brown sugar, baking soda or the like. Just fair warning. :)

Aiden got this red bike from Santa, however later we learned he had actually asked Santa for a yellow bike.

I hope Aiden will be able to deal with the rojo.

I love Christmas morning hair. :)

Landon wanted me to be a cowboy mommy. Both the little ones wanted a cowboy hat but Santa only brought one. That wasn't the best decision on Santa's part.


Tonja said...

Hey Shawna, Looks like you guys had a fun Christmas. Glad your MIL was able to bring a bunch of "goods" with her for you guys.

Christine said...

Merry belated Christmas!

We just had family leave about 20 minutes ago. It's been a fun but busy week.

Guess what I got after Christmas. A thank you card from you that was postmarked back at the end of October. Over 2 months to get here. You weren't kidding about the mail!

Good thing you had grandma to come deliver stuff for you!

Glad you had a great one this year!

Roblynn and Rebekah said...

You can get brown sugar and baking soda at Auto Mercado or Mas por Menos or Hyper Mas. It took us awhile to find them also. Robbie

Costa Rica Baby! said...

Thank you Tonja for the Christmas card You have a GORGEOUS family.

Christine, thanks also for the Christmas card, beautiful family Ashley}s attitude.

Thanks Robbie for the brown sugar advice. I know that you can get it there but it just doesn't cook the same. Not enough molasses I believe. I can use it for all my cookies except my chocolate chip. It just ruins them. Also the powdered sugar is very grainy.

Glad to have found your blog. :)

Albanie said...

Merry Christmas!! I've tried calling the last couple of days!! You're probably waaayy busy! Hope you continue to have fun! Glad the kids enjoyed Christmas as well!

Older and Wisor said...

I'm just guessing that the whole "one carry-on rule" doesn't apply when it comes to Christmas gifts, right? Yay for mother-in-laws!

Lara said...

I'm so glad to see that life in CR didn't have adverse effects on your Christmas pleasure!