We have been enjoying our Oregon sabbatical together as a family. We have been at Christina’s folks home here at the Oasis (www.lifeimpactoregon.org) in Sunriver now for about a week and a half and it has been snowing on most days. This has given our kids some great play days outside despite some very cold weather. It has been a fun change from Costa Rica. Having said that, there is something special about celebrating Christmas in Costa Rica. Last year’s invitation from our neighbors to participate in Christmas “Posadas” (see blogging las Posadas) was something none of us will forget anytime soon. All of Christina’s brothers and sisters should be arriving today and tomorrow with families in tow, so we are preparing for a big Christmas gathering. Merry Christmas!!!