Thursday, January 21, 2010

PSF and Adios!

Tuesday my youngest brother, Andy, left for Costa Rica for a year.

After graduating college in December


he got a job teaching English at Glory Christian School in Heredia.

He has the awesome opportunity to spend a year immersing himself in another culture, teaching children, and sharing the Gospel.

Before he left, he came over here to visit.

And entertained us with his awesome talent
(can you believe that's just him playing around!?)




and provided some good dance music for Melody while playing my favorite song for me!


We'll miss you, Uncle Andy!

PhotoStory Friday
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34 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great opportunity for your brother.

Cecily R said...

WOW! He is really talented! It sounds like (literally) the people of Costa Rica are very lucky to have him!!

My best of luck to him!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That is so neat! I'm sure he will have an awesome time in Costa Rica! Apparently I need to learn how to play the guitar...Charlie sat there and listened to him for more than a minute without moving:) I wish I could get that to happen at my house!

Emmy said...

She was jamming! So cute. Sounds like that will be an amazing opportunity for him.

Wayne said...

He is really talented on the gutar. I love the baby sat watching him.

Lauren said...

Rock on, Mel D! She is jammin! (Andy's not bad either.)

Raise Them Up said...

That's awesome! I hope he has a wonderful time and that you all are able to keep in close contact. The internet is a wonderful thing!

Brandi said...

Awesome! Uncle Andy gets a gold star in my book! ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

He is major talented. I wish him all the best. What a great opportunity.

Kmama said...

He is talented.

It looked like Charlie really like the music and Melody was so cute jumping all around.

BUT...my favorite part was when your hubby picked her up and danced with her. Aww!!

Chris said...

Wow, how I wish I could play the guitar that well! Very cool.

And as for the Costa Rica opportunity -- this will be a defining moment in his life. It will change him for the better. Stepping out of yourself, and serving others, for the sake of the gospel and the betterment of their lives, is a very rich experience.

Good luck to him!

lisaschaos said...

Very cool! I hope he has a wonderful experience! A friend of ours is thinking of going back there this summer. :)

Momisodes said...

He is so talented! What a wonderful opportunity indeed.

HeatherOz said...

Wow! He is awesome! I really enjoyed the little chubby audience member and the back-up dancer!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So fun! You have a talented brother! I love the videos!

blueviolet said...

What an amazing opportunity! I wish him the very best!

Summer said...

WOW! I need to really start practicing! :)

Ok, watching Charlie sit there mezmerized was just about the most precious thing ever! He was really loving it!

And, Melody was gettin' dowwwwn! And, then, when Alex picked her up and started dancing...AWWWWW! I think the very last when she hugged him just melted my heart.

Kat said...

That is so cool! And what a fabulous experience for him. :)

Kelli said...

What an amazing opportunity! I'm sure he'll be greatly missed.

Ryanne said...

A job in Costa Rica huh? That is pretty cool. Glad he came to spend time and share his talents before he left!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

He looks like he really enjoys his music. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure he will have a great time teaching.

Meant to be a mom said...

He is very talented. And little miss Melody is pretty good at dancing too. :) I just loved Charlies little smiling face when he was watching his uncle.
Best of luck to your brother in his new job.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

How I wish I could play the guitar! She is too cute dancing around. Congrats and best wishes to your brother! Sounds like you guys are going to need a webcam. :)

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations to Andy, and I hope that he has a marvelous year!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Congratulations to your brother. May he find the path he is taking to be friendly with him.
Have a nice weekend, Emily. :)

Debbie said...

I hope he has a wonderful year. What a great thing for him to do.

Foursons said...

Darn it, my volume button thingy is not working!!!!!!!!! Aargh.

Rachel said...

What an amazing opportunity!

And I so wish I could hear him. I had to laugh at Julie's comment above, because my INTERNAL volume thingy is ALWAYS broke, LOL (oh come on, that was funny and you know it :)

Keep us posted!

Rachel said...

And umm... how did that happen??? I though I WAS following you. Turns out I was just checking in often, haha.

So now I'm officially following, whoo hoo!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

My son was mesmerized watching him play. He's very very good. Good luck to him on this adventure. What an awesome experience!

Heidi said...

Wow! That was just messing around! It was incredible!
I love how melody and Charlie were dancing along to the music.
I come from a family that is VERY muiscally inclined. All of them have perfect pitch, except me, I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket if my life depended on it. Oh well, just means I appreciate the music all the more!
This experience will be a huge thing for the rest of his life. If he can completely immurse himself in the gospel and help spread it he will be changed for the better.

Theta Mom said...

Wow, he IS talented!

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog again! I lost a few of my faves since my move to WP and you are one of them! My reader is so screwy, I am just working off comments right now...Not sure if you are still getting my updates. Many have told me an unfollow and then a refollow dirctly form my blog has me back on thier dashboard....

Anyway, great to "see" you again Emily!

Krystyn said...

We'll be praying for him...I hope he enjoys his time.

kanishk said...

It sounds like (literally) the people of Costa Rica are very lucky to have him!!

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