…and I take a bow.

January 20th, 2013 in About Me

I get the credit and recognition I deserve out here in Costa Rica, I tell ya.

Everywhere we go we get looks of amazement; they point, they run over, they call their moms to tell them, they turn to tell their friends, they come over to say hi.

Yes they do, and I promise you this isn’t an exaggeration, my husband can back it up.



All of these are true stories:

*They stop to count them.

*They stop to look real close at them.

*They say, “four girls!” “four little girls” “four girls with blue eyes” “FOUR GIRLS, COME OVER HERE LOOK, THEY HAVE FOUR GIRLS”

*At the beach one girl walking her dog stopped to start pointing and laughing to call her friend over to show her.

*At the grocery store a woman stopped in amazement, then called to tell her mom.

*They stop to talk to all the girls.

*At the library the other day there were 4 young Brazilian girls visiting, they spent a full hour doting on my children. You know what I finally did? Pulled up a chair and started reading a book. Go ahead and give them all the attention they can soak in ladies!

*The tourists do it and so do the locals. The Farmers Market is our weekly performance for everyone to see. I am sure of the fact that the mango man gives me a deal because of all the girls swarming around me. The Amish couple that bring their baked goods let me cut in line to buy our weekly cookies. Dang, I am working it with these four chiquitas.

*They give ME a good up and down look after seeing the kids. I think in their minds they have arrived at the conclusion that I did birth them all. I look tired, ragged, and my body is quite droopy after this 4th one.

*One time I left the van doors open while I ran something to a doorstep. I turned around and found 5 adults crowed around my car looking in in amazement.

You know what I am going to start doing? Dropping all the kids to just stop and take a bow. Because you know what…



THANK YOU TICOS it is a big deal and I appreciate the extra love.

*But I would like to hear, “Oh my goodness you birthed all these babies? You look too young and hot and fit to be able to do that!” Eh, C’est la vie, my body doesn’t work like that. 

8 Responses to “…and I take a bow.”

  • Jamie M.
    January 20th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    HAHA, who knew having four girls would be such a big deal. Not in Utah anymore I guess :) .

  • Emily
    January 20th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Take a bow as often as you can. You so totally deserve it.

  • Carly
    January 21st, 2013 at 3:47 am

    That is hilarious!! Your girls are adorable and it sounds like they love the attention!

  • Linda
    January 21st, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I love this story and I can just see these little chicks following you around being admired. You should be proud of your little brood. How very fun.

  • jessie hansen
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    When we moved to TX we lived on the west side of SA and me and Jenny were the only 2 white girls in the entire school. My mom swears they all thought we had bleached our skin. It’s funny how much you attention you get. You deserve it, moving out there with all them dark people. Blue eyes indeed, they’re all beautiful! (Also, I meant “dark people” in a very unoffensive way.)

  • Sharee
    January 26th, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Fantastic, and I can SO relate to this, except you are WAY more patient about it than I am. For some reason, I feel on display, and sometimes, I’m not so appreciative of all the extra attention. AND yes, you do look amazing for having 4 chicas!

  • Rebecca
    January 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This is hilarious! Americans should be more impressed.

  • Sharon
    January 28th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    So funny!! Our family used to get stopped too at the store, etc. And people would ask me, you are going to have another baby! Why?!! They used to think that you and Sarah were twins. You are awesome!!

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