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I’m giving away baby stuff.

In the process I thought I would call my old friend Fei to see if she was pregnant. (Last time we talked, she was trying.)

As it turns out, she has a 7-month-old daughter.

Has it really been that long since we’ve talked?

Normally, she lives far from me,

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Strawberry Lemonade Bread

Hello strawberry lemonade bread. You are the very definition of “Yum”.

A little lemon syrup was completely unnecessary, but delicious all the same.

Ingredients: 2 Cups fresh strawberries, roughly chopped 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour zest of one lemon 3/4 Cup granulated sugar 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking

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Thank you Jen!

This spring, Jen went traveling and came back with penguins for the girls and a hammerhead shark for Schäfer.

Around here, the littlest things are always a BIG hit.

Schäfer clipped the hammerhead shark on his backpack and took it to school everyday.

For Mother’s Day, Jen gave me this framed poster

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Sending Love to Shellyn

This spring we had a very unexpected guest… Shellyn surprised us with a visit. When she walked in the house, I literally had a mental time-warp moment where I thought it was summer 2011 instead of spring 2012. Of course, Shellyn’s visit was too short and too fast, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

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The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

The R family recently moved and passed along a nice stack of books to our kids. I know some people have issues with the Berenstain Bears series, but we’re OK with those silly bears.

They go into the same category as: I played with Barbies. I adopted a Cabbage Patch Kid. etc.

Anyway, sometimes

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Chinglish #93

The gym where Hubs works out is called “SIN-Wellness”.