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Friday, May 11, 2012

coffee date {dirty iced chai}

If we met for coffee today, I would order an iced three pump dirty chai ((yes, I know that's not coffee, but you can get them at a coffee shop)). I'd tell you it's been busy at work and I'm exhausted. The semester is finally over. Graduate commencement happened on Wednesday evening and we're waiting for undergraduate commencement tomorrow. Then I'd ask you what's been happening with you this week, while I took a long sip of my drink.

* edit: a "dirty chai" adds a shot of espresso :) 
I'd also be excited to tell you my husband and I have been spending our evenings working on letters ((think folding, stuffing and licking envelopes)) to send out for raising financial support for him to go on staff at our church, as a pastoral intern. We are so excited he's been given this role while he's in seminary and excited to see where it leads us in the future.

I would also share a less interesting highlight of the week, like how we found a tick on Milton days after our walk through a wooded area. I must have flicked a dozen of them off of him while we were walking that day and then gave him another once over before he was allowed in the house. So, I was mortified to find one attached to his neck nearly 48 hours later! It took both of us and several matches, but thankfully, we got it off completely. I don't think we'll be walking in those woods again soon!

I'd tell you there were a number of blog posts that caught my eye this past week:
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A good reminder about what hospitality should really look like. There are so many great posts coming from the Compassion bloggers in Tanzania this week. I'm loving this trip more than ever since our Compassion child lives there!

Ever want to be able to trim your own bangs? Erika created a vlog about it.

If you're looking for a weekend breakfast treat, these homemade pop tarts look like a good idea!

Consider adding affiliate links on your blog? Momcoomm shares Why Blogger Shouldn't Fear Affiliate Links.

These veggie crumbles had me wanting to run to store and buy some to make my own nachos!

What would you tell me this week? Hope we can have coffee ((or tea)) again soon!
{linking with Alissa today}


  1. How cool for your husband! Hope all the support he needs will be raised quickly. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, dear!

  2. There are so many posts here that I want to investigate! I wish I could trim my own bangs but they are layered... not sure if any video could make me feel secure enough to take on that challenge! =D

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

  3. My mom took our dog to get his hair on her day off the other day (she's such a great grandma) and they found TWO ticks on him!! I felt like such a terrible mom.. His hair was so thick I had no idea. He'd never had one before so I have no idea where it came from. Now I'm super paranoid about them! I put some flea/tick stuff on him so hopefully that will prevent any more from attacking him. Ick!

  4. So, please explain .. what's a "dirty" chai?
    And don't cut your own bangs! AH! I will DIY many things, but never bangs :)

  5. yummm!! i love me an ice cold chai!!

  6. Congrats to your husband! And I've eaten (not made) home-made poptarts and they are the BEST!!


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