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Finally got TSA PreCheck... and it feels so good UberEats on snow days and perfectly spiced Pad Thai Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies... and cookies for breakfast the next morning An awesome snap chat documentary about Steve... the guy who shoveled the snow on the hill across the way Uber and Lyft drivers who saved... Continue Reading →

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Plenty of time to sleep and rest and begin getting my pep back Yummy Canadian coffee from Ashley Clean streets and sidewalks to walk on Clear blue skies and 87 degrees and still so much green Getting to see Jeff and Carrie, Jesse and Katie, Allison, Casey, SV and Bryan and finally have a pizza... Continue Reading →

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Dahlias on the porch Netflix access at 2am when the jet lag really sucks Discovering old favorites from storage boxes, including my Japanese tea set and crock pot! Fresh raspberries and huckleberry jam Afternoon prosecco with Carrie and finally meeting little man, Conner Cole! New sheets and a queen size bed all to myself A... Continue Reading →

Making A Difference with Mercy Ships

What an incredible 2014/15 field service in Madagascar!! So excited to go back and get Mada 2015/16 started in August! Thank you Redmond Reporter for the chance to share some of my experience! Thank you everyone who made it possible for me to be a part of Mercy Ships! Want to join my support team... Continue Reading →

The One about “Home”

"Is this even home for you anymore?" Is home where my nephew, Pete, barrels into me with ninja hugs when he sees me? Is it where we have family BBQs? Or where the Monday Funday always lives up to its name? Is it where I can celebrate weddings and births and all the other milestones?... Continue Reading →

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Brunch at Hector's with Carrie (and Mimosas!) It may have taken two years but I finally saved enough to buy a new laptop Catching up with dear friends and getting to hear their stories from the last two years A new Bible and how I always think of Tami Fenno when I read Psalm 119.... Continue Reading →

The Five Day Pause

Last week I got on a plane bound for Seattle. And upon my arrival Sunday afternoon I never stopped. But I wouldn't have changed a thing. It was such a blessing to be with friends and family again before I take off for 15 months. Thanks to an upgrade to first class from Pointe-Noire to... Continue Reading →

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