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Life This Week

This week the sun's been shining.

Beautiful city with mountains and houses.

I've been holding babies and not doing my hair.

Woman holding a baby in her arms.

I've been enjoying this new look

Man wearing a helmet.

and this one too.

Man looking at a young girl.

I've been eating sugar

Three cookies stacked on each other on a white plate.

and trying tom kha with coconut milk and monggo beans

Tapioca pearls in a strainer.

and drinking mochas with tapioca pearls. Weird and wonderful.

Coffee drink in a cup.

I've been learning from these bright minds

Young girls reading books.

and learning about wisdom. Proverbs. She Reads Truth. Check it out.

Bible with underlines and highlights.

I've been receiving weird texts on my Nokia

Text message on a Nokia phone.

and checking Pugs of Instagram with my iPhone.

Pugs of Instagram.

I've been trying to fit in with the locals by wearing long sleeves and long pants

Woman smiling at the camera.

but taking pictures of food with a fancy camera is a dead giveaway that I'm un-local.

Small table outside looking out to a city.

Restored health, good people, delicious food, and nice sunsets. That's been life this week.

Sunset behind mountains.

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    What an amazing life experience you and Bjork are enjoying! Love seeing your posts and especially the photos (and more especially – the photos of the kids!).
    Thanks for all the sharing you are doing – it reminds me to keep all of you in prayer!

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    LOve reading your posts! Praying you guys continue to experience everything to the fullest!

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    Isn’t it crazy how locals in hot hot hot places can wear long pants and sleeves and not bat an eye, meanwhile you’re sweating to death?! same here in Aruba!

    and I saw those cookies on the top row of FG for what seemed like 3 days and they’ve been screaming my name!

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    You guys are amazing…I would love to be there-experiencing everything you guys are! God’s so good!

    God Bless,

    Proverbs 3:5-6

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    It sounds like you and Bjork are having such great experiences – minus the dog/pig thing!!! The kids are beautiful and I love seeing the pictures of you and Bjork interacting with them! What a blessing you must be to them and what a blessing they are to you! Enjoy and savor every moment!

    I’ve started reading “7” – your mom had recommended it and you mentioned it on your blog. Interesting and challenging read, for sure. I have to admit I was laughing out loud in a few spots last night and felt the need to explain myself to Brett. 🙂 Good thing he’s a patient and understanding husband who is totally ok with my quirkiness! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your adventures in Cebu! I love reading your blog and seeing all the great photos! keep them coming!

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    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life. The picture of Bjorn and the little girl is very sweet. It’s very fun to imagine how the husbands will be when they become dads. Especially when they act so adorable around kids!

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    I’m one of the LPN’s that works with your dad at CMC. Your dad told us of ur blog site a while ago and I’ve enjoyed following you on your journey. I love ur pics and love that u both have the courage to help children in need!!!! So keep up the good work, hang in there, and u have admirerers at CMC!! Keep the pics coming!!

    Julie Flom

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    What a wonderful experience for you and Bjork as well as the kids whose life you’ve touched and will continue to touch over the next year! What you’re doing is fantastic!!! Enjoy!!!

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      I have seriously been looking for this creature whenever I leave our apartment. No such luck yet… only Bjork has had the privilege of seeing this thing.

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    just found your blog through pinterest and am mamking your chicken tamale pie for dinner tonight. and can i just your blog and you are too cute!!

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    I think my body temp went up 20 or so degrees reading this! It looks sooooo Hot over there, I can’t imagine all the obstacles you are overcoming living over there, I love reading these updates on your blog, very cool! I am over on the West Coast, yes, Pacific NW and we just had our hottest day this summer. I can’t imagine having summer weather year round, I love my 4 seasons! Cheers to you~

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    I had no idea about PugsofInstagram. Will have to check it out! I should send the @SousPug over your way – he tried to swipe my ice coffee the other day – I’m sure he’d go crazy trying to get at the mocha (or the food you are shooting 🙂 )

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    This post makes me happy! I know you’ll continue to find joy (and challenges, too) in places you never anticipated! 🙂

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    Just dropping by to say that your blog is always so inspiring and uplifting! I love reading about your new life in Cebu. You and Bjork often have a way of putting things in perspective for me. I’ve also tried many of your recent recipes – the mango chicken salad and the spicy fish taco bowl were just delicious! Thank you for this post.