Monthly Archives: November 2016

a seventh home for the holidays

Seventh! I can hardly believe it. But then I scroll through the previous six posts about our Thanksgiving “builds” and it all comes back. Actually, several builds came back while we were down in the colonias outside Juarez, Mexico. During … Continue reading

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2011 and five years later

We are back on US soil eager to share our Thanksgiving story with y’all. I’ve chosen some pictures (imagine!) and will put together a post while visiting with the Andersons here in Queen Creek, Arizona. At least that’s my goal! … Continue reading

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twenty years

It’s been twenty years since my dad went to heaven. His last day on earth left quite an impression on me. (I just did a search on the mauriandsherry site so I could link the story, and to find it … Continue reading

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travel day

We had to say goodbye to our dear Carlson family this morning. Mauri and I fought over who got Declan, but neither of us won. His parents wouldn’t consider letting either one take him with us. Rather inconsiderate, don’t you … Continue reading

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the beginning

Allegiant Airlines offers two flights a week between Eugene, Oregon, and Mesa, Arizona. Have you ever flown Allegiant? It’s budget all the way, which means zero frills; you pay extra for everything. So we decided to give it a try. … Continue reading

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lincoln is one

Was it really a year ago this happened? Well, the calendar says so, which can only mean one thing—Lincoln is (almost) ONE! His parents threw a one-year party last night for the family (early, to accommodate the Thanksgiving travelers). It … Continue reading

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once upon a time – part 2

I had two fairytales to tell. This is the second and much shorter story. Once upon a time, in a neighborhood far, far away (in Michigan), two high school boys hung out together with their church youth pastor. Josh, Scott, … Continue reading

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