Author: TulipGirl

April 2019

Our nature display changes more with the seasons, now that we are in a more traditional winter/spring/summer/autumn climate. It’s spring now. See the twig that had new buds on it, before A6 dissected them? He added a green...

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Corporate Housing Woes

We are staying in corporate housing while Hubby is learning Albanian. Downside? Tacky furniture and decorations, and our “stuff” is in storage. Upside? Housekeeping comes every Friday!...

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We Remember Lydia Schatz

  I’m not crying today, as I have in years past.  Is that because my compassion is waning? Perhaps it is simply that time and distance soften grief. Those who knew Lydia describe her as a vivacious little girl with...

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God’s Favorites

  My 6yo: Do you know God’s favorite football team? The Saints! (He was listening to this morning’s sermon, intro to Philippians addressed to the saints if God.)

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Snow and #ShutdownStories

Hubby took the kids out to play in the snow — and they were out there over an hour! No pics, but they were adorable. Best dad ever. #ShutdownStories #ItsTheFSLifeForMe

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World’s Best Macchiato?

A friend summarized one of the reasons I’m so excited about our next move: “Kosovo has the BEST macchiatos in the region, rivaling Italy. This is a coffee culture, and most can be had for 50 euro cents, up to a Euro...

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H3 and her babies.

Grandma made H3 and her baby matching nightgowns.  Her big brothers got her a baby stroller and two babies, and her cousin got her yet another baby!  H3 is in mommy-baby heaven, and can fit all of her babies and gear on the...

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Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.

Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.

I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.

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