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IOWA 2015 ~ My Vacation



my luggage managed to get lost and I only received it two days til my departure

airport parking lot Micaela and Kristina

Arrival at the airport. I love Iowa and I love my hosts/my friends/my siblings in Christ


Thrift store shopping is something me and Micaela love to do and this was the find of the century!!


When I finally got my bags I told Micaela I think the guys brought me the wrong size jeans, mine are too small. MAYbe because Doug got up early and cooked me an apple pie and we ate a piece for breakfast every morning


I stayed on a farm/bednbreakfast/apple orchard with my friends I met blogging 6 [?] years ago. Been visiting every year ever since.


Doug put me to work raking up leaves in the orchard so the spores on the dead leaves do not infect the trees. Little did he know, I put a mysterious gift in each pile for him to pick up. {Libby poop}


This is Libby, resident farm dog. Master pooper and walker. Sometime bunneh killer.

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Had to get a picture at Walmart. Doesn’t everyone?

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We figured out how to put stencils on apple crates. There were over 100 needed to be done but I think I only got to 15 of them.

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Miss Kitty, beautiful calico, resident rodent hunter and snuggle buddy

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my little gourd project. We can’t get gourds to dry here in the PNW, too damp. Pretty excited over this little thing.

My week went by way too fast. I must be a farm girl trapped in a city.

What is your favorite vacation spot? and your favorite thing to do there?

Musings on … Favorite Part of My Rides




I went on my first long bike ride today. ON THE HIGHWAY. GOING OVER 50!

It was exhilarating, exhausting and plain old wonderful.

A friend asked me if I wanted to go with him for a ride up to Mt. Rainier.


And even better news, I’m getting a new bike [new-to-me] Honda Shadow.


Seriously, riding is one of the few things that make me smile. “Throwing duces” is part of that smile.

I feel like I’m in the club! The bikers club, the big boys club.

That is all.

Photos By a Budding Professional


Love this post from Hope

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I’ve been coughing and snotting for a couple days now, doesn’t it just suck when you go on a nice vacation, then come home and get sick?

So nothing interesting has happened this week, except getting home from Mexico, trying to get stuff back into order and having the stove go out on us, one more time.

Has anyone ever gotten their bag searched? I did, and got this lovely little note in my suitcase, with my scissors pulled out. I has some blunt kid scissors in my knitting bag in the suitcase.

The trip wasn’t very newsworthy, because we have been there before, and really we just sat by the pool, ate, swam, sat by the pool, ate, slept.

I took the boy jet-skiing and he screamed in my ear the whole 30 minutes. Dad took him snorkeling and he accomplished 2 minutes under water (can’t say that I blame him, I don’t like snorkeling either)

I haven’t had a short sleeve shirt on since I got my tattoo and being in a bathing suit made it easy for everyone to stare at me, I would forget about my arm and wonder why everyone was staring at it 🙂

Some guy read it to me in Hebrew, which I thought was pretty exciting, then asked me if I knew what it meant. Duh!

Cabo has a Walmart and Sam’s Club now, and it’s the hot spot in town. We bought some coffee there and it is awesome, just some cheap mexican coffee but it has cinnamon or its caramelized or something, it’s just really good. Bought a few bag to give to the gringos back home.

It was weird to walk into Walmart and see everything in spanish.

Aside from the fact my mind is racing all the time with conflicts in the family and my sleep is next to nil, we had a good time relaxing.

Oh, Mexicans do NOT know what a vegetarian is….

My friend told most foreign countries don’t, except Britain, which I guess they are coming around.

I ate nachos and quesadillas most every meal with salads, plus my morning protein shake. We came home and immediately went to our favorite teriyaki place here in town and devoured some good veggies, rice and… meat; for the boys.

Blessings on your weekend, tell me what are you gonna do this weekend?

For us, the big trip is to Costco.

Downstairs is almost done, pics forthcoming 🙂


1 Peter 1

13Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

 14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Hola Amigos!


The posts you have been seeing all were written last week. Altho we have pretty much stayed on that schedule I wrote about. Couldn’t find the ibuprofen but found lots of vanilla. Got some good pics. I´ll post later.

This one is in real time, well, an hour ahead from Seattle time!

So its 12:12 pm.

The boy is in the pool, the hubby is sitting beside the pool with his headphones on.

I only have 1/2 hour to play on this computer but I haven´t even read all your guys blogs yet, I guess I gotta pay for more time.

Ok, I have finished up blog reading on wordpress. Now to all the other blogs on the web-o-sphere.

So after a shaky flight, we landed in hot mexico. wonderful. food is good, but people here don´t even know what a vegetarian is. hehe

Had a great veg lasagna lasts night in poblano green sauce. mmmm

Those of you who are in my home town, call my house and see if the the babysitter dog/house sitter is ok and my puppy is ok!

talk to ya later, Kristina