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Technically, my “vacation” started this spring, on Tuesday, March 26th, after we said “see you later” to our miracle baby. The burden of grief was so deep, so heavy. It came right on the heels of still recovering from losing the baby boy we were going to adopt. I knew the only place to find […]


I can’t tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE living in Minnesota! Here’s a sample of one of the millions of reasons: It amazes me, how this calm, serene view can turn into a churning, crashing, beautiful display of chaos… “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, […]


Here’s another great recipe to use up those yummy, summer cucumbers. I like to make this at the same time as the Refrigerator Pickles since a lot of the ingredients are the same. If you’re a sucker for sour cream like I am, you’ll love this cool and creamy side salad! Wash your cukes and […]


This easy to make recipe gives you the benefits of having pickles without the hassle of having to preserve them over a hot stove. Grab some cucumbers from your garden or local market and try it out! Wash your cukes, then thinly slice them. I like to use a crinkle cutter. 😀 Slice your onions… […]


Short & Sweet Update

by Traci on August 7, 2012

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Hi! I wanted to take a moment to give a quick update as to what’s going on here at I’ll Take Tea. A LOT! Behind the scenes there has been a lot of picture taking, brain storming and learning not to mention the million and one things that relate to keeping my home and family […]


Our wonderful church needed another chaperone for the girls to go camping. I prayed they’d find someone. I heard the Lord volunteer me. “If you’re going to be in, I need you to be all in.”, were my pastor’s words of sobering encouragement. “Ok. I’m all in.” I knew the Lord was asking me to […]

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A little while back, when we were desperate for some down time amidst the stress of our adoption journey, we found a way to take an overnight getaway as a family and drove ‘Up North’ to Duluth. One of our favorite spots to just walk and talk and soak in the calmness and beauty of […]


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