Author: TulipGirl

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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2019: Another Year is Dawning

  Another year is dawning; Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee; Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving Thy presence all the days. Another year of...

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Holidays and Transitions

  We attended a holiday party with some colleagues tonight and it was very lovely. Yet this picture from the party stirs up a certain sadness, a certain nostalgia.  A certain era of our family is only in our memories. This...

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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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