How the day?

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Alright folks, it’s time for me to learn how to ride one of these things! Woohoo! Went on my first ride two data ago with TayTay and LOVED it…I’m excited.

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This is where we have devotions up here in foya. All of SP Liberia is going through a study about the four essential components of salvation…there are even tests! Yikes!

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It’s sunny and beautiful today. The Internet says its about 94, but it doesn’t feel too bad in the shade.

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Ohhhh monkey had to be tied up again…

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Lunch! Rice and pumpkin sauce…Liberian food is good, but oily. I can feel my arteries clogging.

xxjayjay

i was thinking

It’s snowing. Again. And Kathryn and I have been devouring that heavenly chocolate mousse pie (pictures and recipe to come…) and invading poor Mitchell’s space. But really, it’s been a great day. The four of us got up bright and early and drove down to Charlotte to visit mom in the hospital. Her surgery went really well yesterday. She’s still super sore and pretty groggy, but doing well overall. We won’t really know if the surgery is going to fix the chronic pain and give her the relief that she needs for a few weeks. The surgery is super invasive and so we’re just so thankful to God for protecting her and bringing her through the procedure without any complications. Thanks for all the prayers.

On another note, I’ve been baking and experimenting with dairy and gluten free recipes and to my surprise it’s all been quite delicious. So far I’ve had chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mousse pie, and pizza. I found a recipe for gluten free all purpose flour that is great — the texture is great and it works really well as a substitute for the real stuff. I was very happy with the results. and of course I’m quite used to going without the dairy, but the gluten free thing is interesting and quite the adventure. But it might not have to be permanent, it’s kind of an experiment and so far I’m feeling great. More on that later though.

Also, Kathryn and I are planning a Valentine’s Day craft session and I’m super stoked about that. I’m planning on making some really cute glittery heart pins that I can wear in my hair or pinned on my shirt on Monday! I’m in the mood to be festive. I also want to make some beaaaauuutifulllll cards for all my loved ones 🙂 and the more glitter and sequins the better!! I’ll take some pictures of the final results.

if i can dream…

A HUGE shoutout and thank you to Sabby for being the best hostess ever (and friend)! I had an amazing time visiting S in NYC. We always have such great times and funky adventures together, but the city took us to a whole new level! We started off by doing a scene with Hugh Jackman at Extra Virgin, a quaint little restaurant. Ok, ok, maybe “doing a scene” with Hugh is a bit of an overstatement, but we were extras in a scene with him…there were only four extras, which totally makes us like star extras. We were sitting about 3 feet away from him, it was pretty amazing. We were totally star struck…we played it cool though.

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We just had a wonderful time catching up and talking about…well anything and everything. It was so great, I seriously can’t describe how much I loved just being with dear S! She also got me completely addicted to a new reality show called “If I Can Dream,” it’s very Truman Show-ish…cameras rolling 24/7. It’s really entertaining — it’s about five artists who move to LA to pursue their dreams. We decided that we are going to be on next season’s show. Sadly, I don’t have a dream, so we decided that my dream is going to be to make her dream happen! I am the mastermind behind our future empire 🙂 Anyway, you should check the show out. I’ts pretty cool.

Well, we had a fabulous time  — lots of eating, laughing, you know, the usual. You should definitely check our blog for pictures and other fun stories that are sure to come…

One more picture just for fun…

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More next time! *G