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Flashback Friday: Childhood Cartoons

Taking a trip down memory lane today…. a loooooong trip!  One that brings me back to my childhood Saturday mornings, which were designated as our cartoon watching time.  My sister and I were allowed to get up early and watch TV, as long as we were quiet and let mom and dad sleep in a bit 🙂 We would eat our animal crackers and enjoy our Saturday Morning-Filled-Bliss.

Here’s a look into my top 5 shows (in no particular order):

1. Get Along Gang

2. Snorkels

3. Smurfs

4. Shirt Tales

5. Fraggle Rock

Mind you, there were many others we enjoyed along the way… Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Muppet Babies…. after all, this was the era when Saturday was the only day you really got to watch TV as a kid.  Regular days were actually filled with school and playing outside with your friends.  But ohhhhhh, those joyous Saturdays 🙂

Any Saturday Cartoons you remember from your childhood??? 

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Saying Goodbye gets harder every time!

Tomorrow’s the day!  I am leaving the comfort of my family and friends in the US and return to the craziness of Israel….

I’ve been on furlough for the past month: spending time with my family, visiting friends and loved ones, sharing about my work in Israel, and mourning the loss of my grandma.  From Atlanta ✈ Kalamazoo ✈ Dallas ✈ Detroit ✈ Minnesota ✈ Wisconsin Dells ✈ New York… its been a whirlwind of traveling and emotions!

Usually after an entire month of being Stateside, I’m MORE THAN READY to return, but I’m just not there yet.  Maybe its emotions of losing my grandma and having to say goodbye to my family again that’s tugging at my ❤, so I’ll have to hang on to the memories from this trip even tighter…

Here are a few from my wonderful time at home:

Caribou Coffee ❤

Star Wars Monopoly with my mom and nephew

Mom and sisters

My nephew.... the big time skiier

The earmuff brigade

Cross-country skiing with my dad

My sister and I with our grandpa

The whole family at my grandma's funeral


Friday Foto Flashback: Kip

I miss you Kip!

Most people have dogs and cats for pets, but only in Africa can you have a baby zebra as one!  I miss waking up and seeing his cute little face outside my door!


Friday Foto Flashback: 2004 Cascavel, Brasil: Riding the Bull

This year’s world cup has left me disappointed and dismayed, seeing Brasil leave so early.  I was expecting them to win it all, but I guess they will just have to pull out all the stops for 2014, when its on home turf.  In order for some cheering up, I’m pulling out Brasil memories of better times. This was down in Cascavel, southern Brasil, where we took a group to do an English Camp. One night we went to Churrascaria for dinner and they had this wierd bull out in the parking lot.  I think I was dared to climb up on it (don’t know why else I would) so here are the pics:


In Memory of Katherine

There are few people that become a part of your life and remain there until the end. Those special few that know each and every secret you possess….those special few that you can call on no matter what, and they will answer…those special few that love you unconditionally, regardless of what you’ve done or will do.

For me, Katherine was one of those special ones.

We met while I was living in Brazil, I cannot even remember which year, and instantaneously we became the best of friends.  We’ve been through so much together since then…boyfriend breakups, heartaches, traveling, weddings (one of them being hers), road trips, laughter, joy, and all the other things that accompanies friendships.

Every time I came home to the States on furlough, Katherine was one of the first people I would call.  Just hearing her voice on the phone and her crazy, contagious laugh would brighten my day.  She was one of the first who would always send me notes, cards, and packages in the mail. She always told me how much she loved me and was proud of me.  She encouraged me with scriptures all the time. I loved her more than words can express.

Katherine passed away from breast and bone cancer this past week, only 29 years old, and 5 months pregnant. It was a sudden and tragic situation, one that left many of us who loved her shocked.  She left behind an amazing husband and one-year old boy, both of whom she loved with all her heart!

Even though I know, without a shadow of a doubt, my dear Katherine is in heaven today, enjoying our Abba Father, thoughts of her still cause the tears to flow down my cheeks.  So, in memory of one of the best friends I have ever had the pleasure of enriching my life, here are some of those memories that I will cherish until we meet again….

The last two pictures are with her husband, Jared and little Nathan Charles Bowman.  Please keep them in your prayers, as they will miss their wife and mommy sooooo much!!!

Katherine: you were a wonderful woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, photographer… and to me, most of all you were the bestest of friends!


Capturing Moments: Summer/Fall of 1977

2924_1121251159148_1463144270_297385_4555171_nYesterday I was completely surprised shocked when I went on fb and saw that my mom had scanned some old pics from when I was little for my birthday.  It was a wonderful shock, and  I still can’t believe she pulled the whole thing off. Here is my dad, me, and my mom before the rest of the family made their appearance.  I just love everything about this picture from the clothes, the hair, the quality of the photo and of course most of all, the 3 of us together!!!!


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