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we made something delicious! we blended a handful of almonds and a handful of walnuts and a big spoonful of cocoa powder and small spoonful of cinnamon into a flour mixture. then we melted some raw honey and coconut oil together and mixed it with the nut flour. the girls rolled them into “bites” (mercy’s were more like pancakes) and refrigerated them. they were a hit!

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the girls and i doing school. (addy is writing “unu” *one* in cursive while mercy is writing “papușă” *doll*!)

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just babysitting.

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life…

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ikea called…

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…they want to make addy a personal shopper.

 

you know you have been to ikea a tad too much when your five year old walks in the store, grabs a order form/measuring tape/pencil and proceeds like this.

 

yeah.

 

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Isus a înviat!

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easter morning was honestly perfect. i woke up feeling borderline sad (holidays do that fyi) but go figure the sun came up and my Jesus revealed his resurrection to me in a brand new way.

 

the rest of the day was just what we needed. the girls’ changed their easter outfits multiple times (no, they could not agree on one dress so they wore many throughout the day), we skyped, we worshiped with our new church family (even understanding a wonderful sermon in romanian, thanks Jesus!) and came home for an easter egg hunt, easter baskets, naps, lunch, family movie, eating goodies for dinner and finally falling into bed exhausted! plus? since easter is a national holiday here, monday was also a holiday…a lovely, sunny “recovery” day (and mcdonald’s handed out free ice cream cones all.day.long!)

 

in america, we say “Christ has risen!” and respond with “He has risen indeed!” on easter sunday. but in romania, we say “Isus a înviat!” and respond with “Adevărat a înviat!” until ascension day (which honestly is a specific day but i don’t know what you count from…it’s over another month though). even the grouchy old lady at the market smiles and responds to addy’s “Isus a înviat!” with a smile every time.

 

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when it rains, it pours. literally.

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the aftermath of a thunder and lightening storm. also known as why we decided to rent an apartment instead of a house since we don’t own a car!

 

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although this morning {during said lightening and thunder storm} we were rethinking our decision to live on the top story of TWENTY-TWO floors!

 

 

satul biblic

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it was a pretty nasty week {weather wise} before Easter but we did manage to check out a biblical village on a sunny day!
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my artists used blue, yellow and red to make their own pinks, purples, greens and teals!20140416-083916.jpg20140416-083924.jpg

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the talent known as “hanging on the back of the stroller while eating.”20140419-041532.jpg

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not quite the morning i imagined.

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I never get sick. I have every digestion issue in the world but germs typically skip me and only affect those around me. I guess it’s a kindness from Jesus since I have so many allergy issues.

 

But sometimes I get a cold. Typically it is connected to lack of sleep and the consumption of sugar and then I might succumb to germs.

 

Which is precisely what I did since my sister was here! So here I am this morning, trying to take a shower but giving up and taking meds instead, fighting the urge to crawl back in bed, trying to get Addy ready for school…when Mercy let out THAT cry. That true pain, heart wrenching, blood curdling cry…the one where they can’t even catch their own breath, it hurts enough. It’s that cry that makes me cry.

 

Guess my monkey was climbing, lost her balance and collided with our metal window frame. She will live (although my bloody towel might not)!

 

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