your turn to cook

fajitaToday I let Kaiser cook his own lunch. He diced and sauted onions and added diced chicken with faijta seasoning. Then we warmed some tortillas, added cheese, and rolled everything together. In 10 minutes he had his own lunch. Good job son!

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making a list

DSCF3613Tamara has been making cookies for everyone in the neighborhood. This batch is for the kids in her kindy class.

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22 storeys

22 stories 005I was invited to a year-end dinner with the agency I work for. It was to thank the crew for their special initiatives during the year. I volunteered to read for the city-wide essay contest. It’s always nice to see colleagues from around the city, get caught up, and have a great meal.

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the truth about christmas joy

Christmas Cookies 039Santa doesn’t bring Christmas to homes, mothers do.

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light. snow.

somesnow 031Went for a walk at 0500 just to see the snow and hear the quietness. The neighborhood gets busy during the day; all the snow will get trampled. I was surprised to see other people on the street so early, then I realized they were all going to church for prayer. Some seek qietness, some carry it with them.

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snow speaks to luxury

First snow and advent (44)First snow! (As seen from my fourth-floor office view.)

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boys born for saturday

Thanksgiving (108)When you’re an expat family, you look forward to visiting with other expat families. My son is very fortunate to have little friends to play with. His friends are rambunctious, loud, bottomless eaters–and kind, sweet, generous, adventerous, loyal little men. They are always welcome in our home.

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