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Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

One of the perks of living in Poland is that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice in one month!  In Poland Mother’s Day or as they say here in Poland Dzien Matki is always celebrated today the 26th of … Continue reading

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Where did April go?

I have gotten several emails and Facebook posts asking if I am still here…..well, I am!  I mentioned a few months ago that I started working as an English teacher here in town.   At first it started as just … Continue reading

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Last Day of Summer

Last week we had lots of fun with the girls as it was the end of summer before they start getting knee-deep in books. One of the days we went to my friends summer house which is about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Bonfires, Bread and Beer

Saturday night we were off to enjoy a bonfire at one of my husband’s co-workers house.  We have had lots of dinners at friends houses and we have hosted lots of bbq’s at our house but we had yet to … Continue reading

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I Just Want to Cry

How easily do I cry? Where the Red Fern Grows, The Green Mile, Pay it Forward, The Patriot and 17 Miracles are instant tear jerker movies for me. When I go on the Godvine website and watch dog rescue’s I better have … Continue reading

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Mormon Helping Hands

As if the pierogi get together was not enough excitement this weekend, we had another fun event on Saturday. Szlachetna Paczka is one of the Polish charities here that my family and I are big supporters of.  The other day … Continue reading

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Pierogies, Pierogies and more Pierogies

If I don’t eat another pierogi for the next month, I will be completely OK with that after my pierogi making get together last night! Once a month the church missionaries do something called “Culture Night.” This is something where … Continue reading

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Well that was a surprise!

It is hard to believe but our oldest daughter turned 18 on Sunday!  I am starting to feel old now. One of the cons of living here for her is that since there was no school for her here in … Continue reading

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What do I love?

What do I love? Family time, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream!  This past couple of days I had all 3 and was in HEAVEN. Rachael(our “adopted” daughter from another mother and father) had a few days off from her … Continue reading

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Perfect weather for sledding

This week and next the kids are out of school for winter break!  We have had the perfect mix of weather for sledding the last 2 weeks.  Last week we got lots of snow and this week the weather is … Continue reading

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It’s time for a pizza party!

So Saturday was “E’s” big birthday I was telling you about that “E” was sewing aprons for. Since “E” was turning 9 years old this year it is a hard age to plan a party for.  She is getting to … Continue reading

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22 years ago, I said what?

It is hard to believe but 22 years ago today I was walking to into the local court-house to say, “I DO”!  Today is my husband’s and my 22nd anniversary!   Long story short, I was a senior in high … Continue reading

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That time of month again

Today is that time of month again that I dread the most…NO not that kind of problem but we have to say good-bye to some wonderful church missionaries we have at our church here in Bydgoszcz.   Every 9 weeks … Continue reading

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Where did 2013 go?

Is anyone else saying….where did the year 2013 go?   We have had a CRAZY, FUN FILLED, FAST PACED, ADVENTUROUS or long story short, NEVER A DULL DAY for us 2013! Here are my top 10 blog posts according to … Continue reading

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Wesołych Świąt or Merry Christmas

It is finally here…. Wesołych Świąt or Merry Christmas from my family to yours! On Saturday we had our annual church Christmas party, which is one of the highlights of the year for us.  You can tell everyone who helps plan … Continue reading

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“C” is for Cookie

Another perk of this time of year is Christmas baking! Growing up my mother, my grandmothers, aw heck every mother I knew baked cookies, candy and all sorts of sweets during the holiday season.  So yes, I had to continue … Continue reading

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Time to run the Torun Santa Half Marathon

Well my husband added another Half Marathon to his completion list.   Sunday he ran in Torun, Poland in a really unique one, a Santa or “Mikolajow” themed one.  Every runner received a long-sleeved red shirt and a Santa hat … Continue reading

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She came home

What a fun and crazy weekend we had!  Why? She came home! My favorite adopted daughter, Rachael was playing volleyball here this weekend.  The team she is playing on this year, MKS Dabrowa, is ONLY a 6 hour drive away! … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day “E”

Well the other day was big day here in Poland, “E’s” Name Day. Once again another perk of taking my kids out of the International school here and immersing them in a more traditional Polish school is that they are … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day Poland

Happy Independence Day Poland! National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence. The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since … Continue reading

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To go out with a bang…

I realized yesterday, I never push the “Publish” button on this post!  So it is a few weeks late but hey better late than never, right? Well for the final day of the summer break we headed south about 30 … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Zoo

Saturday late afternoon we headed to the zoo just down the street from our house for a Halloween at the zoo or Pumpkin Festive party that they were hosting.  We have been driving past the sign that they had the … Continue reading

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The Bydgoszcz Half-Marathon

Well my husband is one race closer to reaching his goal of 50 half/whole marathons by the time he reaches 50 as of yesterday because he ran the Bydgoszcz half-marathon. What made this run a bit easier compared to most … Continue reading

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Now that is what I call a good game

Yes, it was another fun weekend in our household!  Sunday we headed up north to Sopot.  Not to go to the beach(weather is a wee bit on the cold side for that now) but to watch women’s volleyball!  Yes, our … Continue reading

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Some traditions are meant to be kept no matter where you live

Yes, living in Poland stinks!  Not all the time but sometimes it does, I am not going to lie.  Last weekend it really hit home how much my kids are losing out on normal American traditions that are a right … Continue reading

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