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Happy 24th Birthday, M!

Happy Birthday, Mon!
I am so happy to be one of your sisters. You are one of the most Godly women I know and you set such a wonderful example for me, Lindsey, and your baby girl, and many others I know. Philippians 1:3 says I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Paul talks in his letters to the Philippians about his thankfulness to them for their help, to talk to them about his circumstances, and to unify and humble them as well. It’s so important to have people in our lives that do this for us, and I am blessed to have M as a confidante and support. I love you, sis, and I hope you have an amazing day today ๐Ÿ™‚
Love, K


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Lindsey’s First Sushi

This was a HILARIOUS experience. As a person whoย lovesย sushi, I wanted so much for Puka (I don’t know when or where this nickname came from, but it is stuck tight) to love it as well.

It took a bit of convincing for her to try it, but I used a tried and true method- trickery. Just kidding!….kind of. She came with me to school on my ‘long day’, which is 830 am to 9 pm, and since she rode with me she had to go where I wanted to go.

I โค Sushi!

It’s my favorite sushi place, and I thought it was the best place to take someone who has only had bad sushi experiences. I just didn’t think it was going to be so comical. I promise that I did not stage these photos. This is real.

The Caterpillar Roll and The Sushi Mafia Roll and a Newbie! :)

The Caterpillar Roll and The Sushi Mafia Roll and a Newbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

No joke. This is how she grabbed the first piece. :D

No joke. This is how she grabbed the first piece. ๐Ÿ˜€


This was probably the cleanest method.

This was probably the cleanest method.


Although this one was effective...I like to call it 'The Alternative Fork'

Although this one was effective…I like to call it ‘The Alternative Fork’


'Knitting Needle Style'

‘Knitting Needle Style’


Had to soothe burning lips with some ginger :)

Had to soothe burning lips with some ginger ๐Ÿ™‚

She gave the experience a 9 out 10, her explanation being, ‘Chopsticks suck.’

I give the experience an 11 out of 10 for entertainment and the usual 10 out of 10 for deliciousness ๐Ÿ™‚




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The Thornbirds (Colleen McCullough)

Even though this is my ‘new copy’, the back cover is missing….

This is another one of my favorite books that I just read recently- for probably the 22nd time. My friend Jess gave this copy to my for my birthday a couple years ago.

She got a new copy because she saw my tattered hand-me-down one falling apart on my bedside table. It looked pretty rough. There may have been an entire roll of tape involved. I remember her making fun of me for keeping such an old, messed-up book….and then getting me a new copy ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a good friend.

This is kind of a throwback book by McCullough, I’ve checked out some of her other books and there are none that have really caught me like this one- Before this she has written a lot of books based in Rome, B.C., so this is a totally different era for her. ย It’s another one that spans over many years and follows three main characters. It’s starts in New Zealand and follows the Cleary family to Australia where a new and better life awaits them. It really is a beautiful story- a romance mainly- but there is illicit love, a little bit of politics (not much, or I’d be completely bored), family secrets, and every day struggles. Fiona (Fee), Meggie, and Justine are the three protagonists- mother, daughter, and granddaughter. Throughout the book Meggie grows up and later discovers how some of her mother’s choices mirror her own and eventually alter her relationship with her own daughter. There is a T.V series that was done in the 80’s and I could not get into it. They stuck to the book really well for the most part but I think it really bugged me that Meggie didn’t have ‘titian hair’ in it. Sounds kind of lame saying it out loud (or would that be ‘on internet’?) but it’s true. If I remember correctly, she had black hair on the show. Brown is at least close, but black? C’mon. So I don’t recommend watching the show, but that’s just my inability to adapt to other people’s perception of what titian hair looks like.

Like our nicknames? Mine’s eitak….:)

This is a good, meaty (as in, not fluffy) novel that goes really well with a cup of coffee and followed with some Momma/Sister/Daughter time….Speaking of which, I believe M. and I are due for some hangout time at WholeFoods….

In the words of my baby sister, ‘I remember the first time I read the Thornbirds….it was magical. Magical.’



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