Volunteering At La Carpio

The air smelled foul. The ground was littered with trash and rotting fruit. What ran in a trench beside the road was a small stream, a stream with cloudy, murky water. People with big brown eyes would stare at us as we walked by. The houses looked like none I had ever seen before. They…

Sunday Morning Hiking

Nothing like a morning hike to start off you weekend! Last week, I finally made clear to my family that “Hello! We’ve been living in Costa Rica for over a year now and still haven’t gone hiking!”

Happy Friday!

Last night we had a beautiful Costa Rican sunset.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day!

There wasn’t any moping around and hiding my single self in the house yesterday! Instead, my girl friends and I threw a Valentine’s Day party together! We spent all day at each other’s houses and did a whole bunch of fun girly things! We made chocolate cake balls, cupcakes with raspberry frosting, and marshmallows dipped…

A Little Inspiration

Found this quote yesterday while I was reading “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” I thought it was just the right sort of inspiration that I’ve been needing for a while 🙂

Taking a Sick Day

Nothing like eating quesadillas and tamales while reading when you’re sick. Eating those two things while I was sick probably wouldn’t have sounded good to me in the States but her in Latin America, it sounds like the perfect medicine! A virus has been going around school lately and sadly, the wave of sickness came…

Some Late Birthday Presents!

My birthday gift from my grandparents just came in! It had everything I asked for: “Gifted Hands” by Ben Carson “Susanna Wesley: Servant of God” by Sandy Dengler “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson “Hope Rising” by Kim Meeder “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery and…

Sweet 16 Gifts

I’ve decided that for the next few posts, I want to tell you guys about how birthday went! And it was a pretty unforgettable one too. First, let’s start with the gifts. My little brother got me some golden elephant earrings and my sister an elephant dress, both from Forever 21 to match! And they…

Sweet 16 Laser Tag

Last night was a blast! Literally. A good majority of the night was spent listening to the sound of lasers blasting all around me and a combination of my armed vest lightning up as a result of that. Needless to say that the vest I was wearing might not have been working properly. It seemed to be the only one lighting up the most.

Arroz Con Pollo A La Tica

Arroz con pollo is typically served with white rice but we decided to add brown rice for more flavor and nutrients! You first cook the rice and chicken breasts separately and once you’ve shredded the chicken, that’s when you mix it all together. Our dish also contained shreds of carrots, red bell peppers, onions, and a bunch of other spices. Yum!

My Birthday Roses

At the feria last Saturday they were selling roses! Just in time for Valentine’s Day and my birthday, I thought. Roses are my favorite (but I have to admit, I love white roses more!) so I just had to get some. Don’t they look beautiful?