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Seize the Moment

So far we are one day into our trip to Brazil. It’s already been full of surprises with the potential for some stress on the side. Our visas were delivered yesterday around 9: 45 am …and we were planning to leave at 10:00 am. A close call, but looking back, the close call with the visas didn’t hold us...

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Lessons from the Consulate

I have shared about our saga to get visas for Brazil. Last Friday, I had just received the news they had been denied. Which in turn put a pit in my stomach and a fire in my pants. I went to town networking on social media with anyone I could find who worked at the...

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Wait…silence…

There are two things that I don’t like: Waiting and Silence… When I have to wait, it typically means that things are not settled. When there is silence, it typically means that I can’t do anything to change the situation. For several weeks, we have been waiting to hear back on our travel visas to...

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A Great Coffee Shop

How would you describe a great coffee shop? Using words to paint a picture of something can be a challenge. But since the topic is coffee, I am going to give it a shot. I think a great coffee shop always smells good. When I enter I like to pause and take in a deep...

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O Christmas Tree

This past week we loaded up the family and made the trip to Minnesota to celebrate Thanksgiving with my extended family. The weather was unseasonably warm and that was especially nice when it came to outdoor activities. Our traditional trek to cut down a Christmas Tree was no exception. It took about thirty minutes to...