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Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bet You're Wondering About This Picture!

“Where in the world is she going with this?”

Come on….fess up!

I know that’s what you’re thinking???

Well, here’s the deal.

Ana has reached the point where the “Baby Shampoo” just isn’t cutting it anymore.

I figured a good way to use up the hotel shampoos was to let her put a bit in with the baby shampoo every time she washes her hair.

(Ok….when did one of my kids get old enough to wash her own hair!!!
I can’t be old enough for that!)

But, this bottle was special.

Well, now I’m sure you think I’ve lost it!!!

It was from the Marriott in Guatemala City.

& it had a smell.

A smell that brought back a thousand memories!

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Brought me back to a hotel room where bonding with new babies began.



Multiple kisses were placed on tiny little noses.
(Ruthie & Mommy the first few days on our pick-up trip.)



Friendships with new siblings were forged,
rolling around on the bed & the floor.

Oh……my! Who knew?!?-
such a trip down memory lane a smell of “Orange Ginger” can bring!

What does that for you?!

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(& now, in the new spirit of decluttering….since I blogged about that wonderful smell-the BOTTLE is going in the trash!!! Aren’t you proud of me?!?)

7 comments:

Lund7 said...

Funny! I still have some of that shampoo and some lotion from the hotel in GC! I love the orange smell!

Kim & Dave said...

See! I knew someone would understand!!! I wonder if Bath & Body Works has that in regular stock. I think that's what the brand was.

Tina said...

I still have those. But what takes me back more is when i cook the guatemalan food and the smell...just smells like Guatemala.

Luke said...

Smell can be such a powerful memory jogger. But I'm very proud of you for decluttering [smile].

~Luke

Joshua's blog and his mom Angie said...

I know what you mean about the smell. I went out and bought new here in the states at Bath & Body. They still have the shampoo, and hand soap. I love it! It brings back memories every time I use it.

Kim & Dave said...

Oh, Angie!!! That is great news!! I might add that to my list of things to do tomorrow!

Joe & Tara said...

Oh! I remember that smell! I wish I would have kept those bottles (I'm about as opposite of a pack rat as you can get and tend to give/throw/recycle everything). Thanks for the reminder and I'm going to check Bath & Body Works the next time I'm there. Tara

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