Author Archives: Cheryl

About Cheryl

Looking for what I'd like to be when I grow up; I like to find reasons to wear excellent outfits. I am consistently a work in progress, and I admit I definitely over-think it all...

Ambush phone calls

I’m not sure many moms, knowing that their son is leaving the country, wouldn’t have that perpetually on their mind the day the flight is scheduled to take off. I sadly admit that the only thing to take my mind … Continue reading

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“Suffering”

I’ve had a bit of a setback the past few days. I signed up for a Missionary Moms email list, and I was put in their Guatemala Missionary Moms group. What an invaluable resource that has been! I am now … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

It is not a pleasant thing, letting go, even temporarily, something you love. Yesterday I watched my son march away to serve for two years, and yet that wasn’t all I was letting go. I must confess I LOVE my … Continue reading

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Mormons in the Peace Corps

I’ve been doing a little research, seeing how often Latter-Day Saints choose to serve in the Peace Corps. I came across a few blog posts that might be interesting for you all to read. I think missions largely exhaust our … Continue reading

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Over packing

Aaron is nearly packed. Or, perhaps I should say, I am nearly done packing for Aaron. I have found that coping with the impending loss of a family member (because that’s how it feels) leads me to find comfort in … Continue reading

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Universal wash and camping supplies

I have been getting more and more weird about Aaron leaving–not sleeping, not thinking straight–but more on that later. While part of me is just not myself these days as we approach Aaron’s report date, there is a part of … Continue reading

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Road Trip

In 2004, I took the kids on a 26-day road trip. We went through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (it was like the movie Cars–I’m not kidding–through that stretch). We traveled through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, … Continue reading

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My first post!  Thanks to Mom for putting this blog together.  She has convinced me that it is cool. Tonight I had a nice experience.  Myself and my friend Molly, who is also a Peace Corps nominee, went to a … Continue reading

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Aaron’s definitely home

Aaron’s been home for a while now, and it feels like old times. He, like his father, is content to just hang around the house, and he spends most of his time eating us out of house and home. How … Continue reading

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The times, they are a changin’

So, as I am trying to figure out how to configure this new blog, Aaron is talking to his friend from BYU (Serene) online. They are playing “a trip to the Hajj” together. He really enjoyed his Middle Eastern Studies … Continue reading

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