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Karla Olsen
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Books read in 2015
Here are most of the books I read in 2014. My goal was 50 and I made it thanks to audio books. I think I will keep the goal at 50 books for 2015 and try to get all the rest of the Newbery award winners read as well.  Poisonwood Bible  by Barbara Kingsolver ...
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Jolly Rancher
What is a single Jolly Rancher worth?  not much....maybe a few pennies Yet, it depends on how you come to get that Jolly Rancher... Walking down the hallway of a school crowded with children... A 5th grade boy giving you a hug and handing you a Jolly Ranche...
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Break my heart...
"Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God."  Bob Pierce, World Vision founder I love this quote and really want to be able to say it honestly, but oh it hurts so much! There is so much hurt in the world....how can my heart not be b...
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Thankful....
So many things to be thankful for.... Being able to celebrate birthdays with family for the 1st time in 3 years! A 9 year old birthday party for a nephew and a 90th party for my Grandma Meeting college students from Brasil! Fall leaves pretty on the trees a...
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Adjusting...
I haven't posted much since get back to the US.  I think it is a mixture of a few things: no interesting photos no different culture stories to tell not sure how to explain what it is like to come back to your "home culture" to live after 3 years not sure w...
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Summer photos....
I haven't disappeared and I still hope to use my blog to update everyone on my life, share stories, and hopefully challenge myself as well as others.  Of course applying for jobs, washing dishes, and babysitting doesn't make for that exciting of posts....bu...
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About 10 hours of Strawberries...
Way back in June...we got up early, went to pick about 40 lbs of strawberries and then brought them home... Some quick cleaning..... Cutting and smashing...and the sugar :) Cooking.... The leftovers.... The Strawberry Jam... Finished....
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The lost Havaiana and other traveling adventures...
This is a very late story about my trip home....  I really don't mind 30+ hours of travel....but I feel like I was really losing it by the end of the trip :)  Actually I think I started to lose it after 5 hours of traveling. After the close to 5 hours fligh...
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Slowly
I feel like I am slowly getting adjusted to my summer "schedule" which really is no schedule at all!  I got back to the US less then 3 weeks ago and I have... been in 4 states, attended a family reunion, a funeral, 3 graduation open houses, a wedding, many ...
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Finished things in May?!
May Goals?!  I actually have no idea how I did on most of my May goals... it was a crazy month and I pretty much just tried to survive. I don't think I will write any official goals for June because it is again a crazy month! Maybe July will be more normal....
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