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Plants, plants, and more plants…..

Plants, plants, and more plants…..

Oh dear! Yesterday was such a full, busy, tiring day! We had lovely breakfast burritos for breakfast then went to Flower World in Snohomish. I wanted to go there because they had the best selection of succulents the last time we were there. I did not like the ones from Home Depot or QFC when we were there the last time. I picked up some little glass orbs from World Market for the previous succulents I had acquired.  At Flower…

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Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Oh goodness! Where to even start! We MOVED! YAY! Last week we moved to our new house and it is a lovely house! We moved to be closer to Mark’s kids and also to have a very house of our own. The children LOVE the house!! So exciting! They had a lot of fun moving and packing while we were doing so the week they were with us. I had a lot of fun teaching them things and hanging out…

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Being a “Step”

Being a “Step”

I have to say one of the biggest struggles I have had in my recent years has been being a “step parent”. I do not want to be the kid’s mother, I do not want to take their mother’s place… honestly, I am not even sure I want to ever give birth to a child and ever be a “mother”.  But having these lovely kids in and out of my life has proven to be very emotionally challenging.  I love them…

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Life, kids, and the future husband of my world :)

Life, kids, and the future husband of my world :)

Recently I have been around children a lot, working a lot, and just all over living life a lot. You see, Mark and I are getting a house, we have his kids every other weekend (plus other BONUS weekends that I LOVE with them), we do things with just us the other weekends, and I am now working day shift (Which is AWESOME). I love being home with him and the kids while they are here in the evenings. We…

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15Gate- Liberia, Africa 2012 Part 1

15Gate- Liberia, Africa 2012 Part 1

Do you remember where 15Gate was in our trip?? Or is this the first blog of mine you have read? Well, if you forgot or are just joining my blogging, 15Gate is at 15Gate just outside the Firestone reservation in Liberia. 🙂 It’s as simple as that. 15Gate had some of the SMILIEST kids!! WAAHH!! I loved their faces sooo much and needless to say I have  A LOT of pictures of them!!   OK, so here is the same…

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Civil Compound- Liberia 2012

Civil Compound- Liberia 2012

This is Civil Compound, basically it is out in the bush. To get here this year was an adventure in itself, a fun adventure!! Since it was “drizzling”, we were walking through puddles as high as our thighs, and when trekking through the bush I had my camera put in a plastic bag in my pack for safety. However, I do have some pretty amazing pictures still to share. I have to start the tale of our adventures to Civil…

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Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

[June 26th, 2011 3:55pm] Harris gave me my African name!! It is Kebeh meaning “Do it for me”. In Lorma (Loma) from Lofa County in Liberia. This county is in the northeastern portion of the nation. The name means to do it for the people I serve, not for myself. Yesterday was Saturday, and it was a lazier day because all the kids were not there. I ended up talking with all the guys this morning. Harris, Morris, Michael, and…

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Liberian Journal, Day 4

Liberian Journal, Day 4

[June 23rd, 2011, 7:45am] Did not journal yesterday. Was not here at lunch time and not a whole lot happened to merit a journaling. We (Ruth, Sackie, Zak and I) went to 15 Gate. Ruth and I examined a few kids, most of them were negative for malaria, lots of stomach aches, chest pains, and headache. The reason the kids came in for stomach aches was because they were hungry. There was nothing we could do about that! I was…

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Liberian Journal, Day 3

Liberian Journal, Day 3

[June 21st, 2011 : 1:25pm] Busy day today. Drank 3 bottles of water already (the big 1.5 liter). Very cool day, not sweating enough to merit drinking that much so now I’m peeing all the time. Today has been different from yesterday. Lots of kids today, since they are all inside due to the torrential rains we are experiencing. Lots of kids holding onto me at all times; I have a party of 10 or so with me whenever I…

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