where are you?

April 16, 2012

I have some really good news. My friend Ellie got her pathology report back on Friday and she’s in remission! Cancer freeeeeee! Of course, she’ll be watched closely in the coming months and years, but after the surgery to remove the rest of her tumor and surrounding lymph nodes, she got nothing but GOOD NEWS.

Good news is so good.

Ellie and I have some other exciting news to share (coming soon) but for now, because of that news, I’m curious about where you are. Where do you do life? Here in Minnesota? Over by Ellie in Massachusetts? In England? The moon? Kentucky? Indiana?

Could you leave me a comment that tells me what country or city and/or state you live in? 

(I promise I’m not trying to trick you into becoming someone that I follow around with binoculars.)

If you normally don’t comment, it’s very easy. Let me tell you how:

  1. you click on the number of comments on the end of the post.
  2. you scroll through the other comments (if there are any heh) to the end and type in the submission box.
  3. you enter your name (make it up if you’d like–no need for last names) and then put in your city or if you’re more comfortable, just your state.
  4. it requires your email, but this is not shared anywhere and does not appear publicly. It’s just for me, in case I want to write to you every day forever (just kidding)
  5. you click Submit and you’re done!
Thank you so much! I wish I could meet every person who comes by here once or twice or every time. I really do.

{ 212 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa April 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

At the moment, I am in Manhattan. I live in Westchester County, right outside NYC. I am here a lot, but rare commenter. :-)


dearabbyleigh April 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

bethlehem, pa :)
later this year – palo alto, ca!
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christine April 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

Congratulations to Ellie! I was so very excited and happy to hear her good news.

I’m in Minnesota, in the Twin Cities area.
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Jen April 16, 2012 at 11:42 am
designhermomma April 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

I’m a hoosier. Downtown Indianapolis, baby.
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Robbie April 16, 2012 at 11:43 am



Christine @ Love, Life, Surf April 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Brooklyn, NY!


Happy geek April 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Calgary AB,Canada and SUCH good news about your friend. Cartwheel kind of news even.


Lindsey April 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Yippee on Ellie! That is great news.

I’m in Cambridge, MA.


Iris Arenson-Fuller April 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

Wonderful News! I am in Bloomfield, CT!


Barb April 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

Crown Point, Indiana – just a bit outside of Chicago.
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Leslie April 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’m in Fairborn, Ohio. (just outside of Dayton)


Laura P April 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’m in a northern burb of Minneapolis. :)


Herb of Grace April 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

We’re in (or rather, right outside of) Orlando– it’s Mickey Central!!!
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Mary B April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Such great news!

I’m from Holland, MI


Jennifer B. April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Love your blog, Heather! I live in Sebastopol, CA.


Christy April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Lexington, NC (Just north of Charlotte)


Erin April 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

What womderful news about your friend. Writing from South Carolina :)
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Bethany Smith April 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

Dayton, Tennessee. Monkeytown!
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tara pohlkotte April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

fantastic news!!

Appleton, WI here -the land of cheese, beer, and crazy Packer fans :)
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Erin April 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

Ames, Iowa! (Just moved here from southern Utah.)


Carol April 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

That’s great news for Ellie!
I’m in West Valley City, Utah. It’s a suburb of Salt Lake.


Julia April 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

So glad you got good news! I am living in Richmond, VA now, but grew up in GA.
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Sarahviz April 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

Northbridge, MA
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amanda {the habit of being} April 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

baton rouge, la

good news for your friend!
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Mandie April 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

Oh yay! That’s wonderful news!!

I’m in Albuquerque!!
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Katie April 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Jeaaaallllouuuuussssss. I grew up in Albuquerque (my parents and sibs are still there) and I miss it every. single. day. High desert for the win.


Susan April 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hello! First, what fabulous news about your friend! Hallelujah!

I live in Zurich, Switzerland — my husband works for an International company and we’ve been here for almost 6 years. Before that I lived in a suburb outside of Chicago (where my adult children still live).


Amy Nabors April 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

Wonderful news for your friend Ellie! I’m in Alexander City, Alabama. A small town about 30 minutes northwest of Auburn & an hour and a half southeast of Birmingham.
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Alyssa April 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Exciting news!!!! What a blessing! I live just north of Pittsburgh, PA! :)


Megan April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Miny-Soda is a great place to be! :)


Kate April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Greetings from Cincinnati, OH. Such wonderful news about Ellie and her results!


Becky (Princess Mikkimoto) April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m pretty sure it was the lip synching that scared that evil cancer away.

madison, wi
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Ellie April 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Becky –

It DEFINITELY was the lip synching that scared the cancer away; it took one look at that video and realized it didn’t stand a chance. :)




Karly April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m in Mesa, Arizona, but I’m a born and raised Minnesota girl myself! Woo!
And awesome news on your friend, yay!
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Jen April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Seattle, WA. Yay for Ellie!


Tara April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Port au Prince Haiti – the armpit of the Caribbean!!!

Congrats on the remission news. That’s huge.


Angela April 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Iowa City, IA


Sharry April 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Milwaukee, WI :)
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Audrey April 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Lawrence, Kansas. Representing the midwest and the KU Jayhawks! Rock Chalk!
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robin April 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Robin, in Los Angeles, CA

I jumped for joy when I heard her news!
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Stephanie Hanes April 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I’m a Midwest girl too – Wisconsin is where I say “home”.

PS – Your blog is like a breath of fresh air. I love your honesty and your “realness”.
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Blenda April 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Howdy from Mt. Pleasant, Texas, in the Northeast corner near OK and AR.


Smiling Like I Mean It April 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I’m a newby to your blog, do I still get to comment?!
I’m way across the pond in Edinburgh, Scotland!

glad your friend got such fantastic news.
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Vanessa @ Strickly Speaking April 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Hey Heather,
I love your writing. And I’m intrigued. Anything to do with a map leaves me curious…:)
I’m a Canadian living in Kampala, Uganda until next June with my sweet little family of soon-to-be 3!
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Heather April 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Erie, Pennsylvania.


lynsey April 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

stopping by from mesa, AZ. :) and a huge congrats to ellie!!


Sam April 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I’ve recently come across your blog the other day and am enjoying it. :)

I’m in Ladera Ranch, CA.
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Kristin April 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I’m in southern Maine. Born and raised in Maine; left for college and law school then came home.
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Suzanne April 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I’m so happy for Ellie! What great news!

I’m in South Eastern Connecticut, not too far from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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Jaime April 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Congrats to Ellie! I’m a frequent reader, infrequent commenter and I live in Asheville, NC.
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Terri April 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Marietta, Georgia


Alexis April 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I’m in Vancouver, in Canada. And am overjoyed at Ellie’s good news!
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Angie April 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Soooo grateful to hear the good news! Praising God for a good report.

I’m still here, Heather, still reading you and crying and praying… I haven’t forgotten you. :) Life has just stolen time and words from me these days. But I’m still here, not nearly as often as I want to be, but I’m here.

Oh, and here is right smack dab in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley, VA
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Kelly April 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

That is fantastic news!!

Minnesota, just south of the river


Kathryn April 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Victoria, British Columbia – remission is fantastic news, good for her!


Erin April 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Iowa. The Des Moines metro area. AKA: Cornfields, with a side of traffic. ;)
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Sarah April 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Currently in Goldsboro NC but soon will be in England (my husband is in the USAF).


Sarah April 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I don’t know that I’ve commented here before, but just had to today…my little corner of the world is in West Central Minnesota.
I enjoy reading here and have participated a couple times in {Just Write}

Have a great day!


Sara April 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Ogden, Utah

(P.S. I have a 3 year old Asher and have never met another)


Erica@PLRH April 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I love good news!

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Kirsten April 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

just outside of Baltimore MD!!!
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Salem {graydaisies} April 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I’m in Colorado, Near Boulder


Hiking Mama April 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Sunny Tennessee :-)
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Jamie April 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

NE Minneapolis


Jenn April 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Yay Ellie!! And standish, Maine here!
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Kelly April 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hello from Dallas, TX!


Betty Anne April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Raleigh, NC
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Tricia (irishsamom) April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I am here in Northern Virginia, USA. About forty minutes from Washington DC and thirty from Maryland. I consider myself a three state girl!

So happy about Ellie’s news. SO happy.



Kate E. April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Western Wisconsin!


Erin April 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Northwest Indiana! And yay for remission. :)


Janet April 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Hi there – I’m in Chicago. And, great news about Ellie!


Jacki April 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Central Iowa here.
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Brooke Chambers April 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

oh hooray! love good news :)

Odessa, TX


Michelle G April 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Super news! :)
Fabulous Florida Keys – Islamorada Fl (pronounced eye -luh-more-odd-uh) :)


Katie April 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Huzzah for Ellie! That is awesome news!

Tulsa, Oklahoma. For better and for worse. ^_^


Robin (noteverstill) April 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Maryland, outside DC


Sarah @ This Heavenly Life April 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

SO happy for Ellie’s good news!

I’m in Joplin, Missouri :)
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Breanna April 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Waterloo, ON Canada!


Adrienne April 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Des Moines, Iowa !
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Barb April 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Love good news! I’m about two hours south of the Twin Cities along the beautiful Mississippi River where the pelicans and sand hill cranes and mallards and wood ducks and bald eagles and egrets and warblers and woodpeckers and waxwings are currently migrating north and filling the ponds and backwaters and cornfields and skies with new life. If you’ve never driven south on Highway 61 beyond Red Wing and Lake City on the Minnesota side or beyond Prescott and Maiden Rock on Highway 35 on the Wisconsin side, take a drive some day and have lunch in a little cafe in Stockholm or Wabasha or Pepin and marvel at how truly beautiful this landscape is. Some call the area I live in “The West Coast of Wisconsin.”
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Shannon April 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

A southern belle uprooted to Rochester, MN :)


Lesley April 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I’ve been reading for a long time and this is my first time commenting. I can’t even remember how I found your blog but I sure do enjoy it and feel like I can relate to so many of your stories about the crazy wonderfulness of motherhood. :) Anyway…I’m in Superior, WI.

Oh and what great news for your friend! So happy for her!


Varda (SquashedMom) April 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Great news from Ellie! And I’m in and from New York City (Manhattan even) – but you knew that already!

Sure is fun to see all your readers come out of the woodwork to report in though, huh? I totally understand the impulse to see where everyone is from. I love looking up my recent visitors by location (on sitemeter). It’s fun to see people coming to read me from around the world, and also when I see “Dubai, United Arab Emirates” pop up, I know my friend Deb from MannahattaMama has stopped by.
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Meagan April 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I live in Bloomington, IN.
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shannon April 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I’m in Southwest England – Gloucestershire to be more exact!


Sherry April 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hi from Kansas City, Kansas! :)


Kathryn April 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Green Bay, WI (but I’m really a Minnesotan and miss the Gopher state terribly)


Erin April 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Bellevue, NE


Jen P. April 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I am so glad to hear Ellie’s news. Thank you God.

I am in Palatine, IL


Debbie April 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Sending love to you and Ellie from Missoula, Montana.


rebekah April 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I’m in Milwaukee, WI. I was so happy to read Ellie’s news!


Andrea April 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Toronto here!
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Rach (DonutsMama) April 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’m in Dallas, TX–though I lived in MN for 11 years.
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Suki April 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Great for the good news.

I’m from Germany.
Love to read your blog.


Jayme April 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Sherman Oaks in ridiculously-warm-for-Spring Southern California :)
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Sarah April 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Right now: college town in North Central Indiana (Lafayette)
Relocating at some point in the future!
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Jody April 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Great news about your friend, Ellie!!
I live near Denver, Colorado.


Pip April 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hello from New Zealand.


Leigh April 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Pella, Iowa.


Lenae April 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

On the prairie of West Central Minnesota. Keep the great work/words coming on this blog. It encourages many – including me!


Beth April 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Beth, from Northern Minnesota (an hour or so north of St Cloud.)
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Peg April 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Fairfax, VA


Kim April 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I’m way down south in the Austin, TX (where it is really hot and waiting for you to move here!)
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Andrea April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I’m in Clarkston, Michigan, about an hour north of Detroit. :)


Wendy April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Great news! I am in Kansas City!
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Catharina April 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Also way down south :) Australia



alita April 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Thank God for cancer remission. What fantastic news for Ellie!

I’m waving hello from the nation’s high five (Michigan) :)
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Jamie April 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Smithfield, VA :)
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Jamie April 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm

and also, YAY! I’m so happy to hear the great news about Ellie! I’ve been praying for her!
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schmutzie April 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Yay, Ellie!

And, I am in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, waiting for a proper spring to start.
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Suebob April 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Ventura, California. Right near Ojai!
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Cheairs April 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Yeah and Yeah and Yeah for Ellie!!!! Happy dance and many happy twirls for her here in Charlottesville, Virginia!!!


Laura Rath April 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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kelly b April 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

My family and I live in San Francisco, CA (portola district).
I was born and raised in st. Paul, MN. We met in college!
:) love your blog!


shayla April 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

go Ellie!

i’m in madison, wisconsin.

now i wonder what you’ll do with all of this info if not emailing us everyday. ;)
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Heather April 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Hooray for good news about your friend!

I’m in Minnesota :)


Amber April 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm


I live in a very small (population 4,500) town in Southern Missouri :)
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Amy April 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Great news!

I’m in Franklin, TN, a suburb of Nashville.
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Katie April 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio


Pamela April 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I used to live in Cleveland Heights, and my college BFF lived in Lakewood for a long time. Great city!


Laura April 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hello from Cali, Colombia!


Cindy April 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Leamington, Ontario, Canada


Melissa April 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Denver, Colorado!!!
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Andrea April 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

West Milton, Ohio


Julie @DutchBeingMe April 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Holland, Michigan (but hopefully can call another place home later this year.)
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Sandi April 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Minneapolis! :)


Cait MP April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada :)


Jen in Seattle April 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I am in Seattle, Washington. :)


adriana willey April 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

new jersey. looks like i am the rare east coaster but i am from the midwest so maybe that has something to do with it :)
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Shelly Miller April 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Pawleys Island, South Carolina at the beach.
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Alison@Mama Wants This April 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

So glad to hear Ellie is in remission, yay!

I’m in Malaysia! Am I the furthest? :)
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Emma April 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Toronto, Ontario


Laurie April 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Awesome news for Ellie! Love your blog-you write about motherhood what I am thinking and feeling. Keep up the awesome job you are doing with just being you:) You Rock!!!

St. Peters, Missouri-outside St. Louis


Lee April 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Atlanta, GA


Tracy April 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Woodstock, Georgia – north of Atlanta! Excellent news!


Ashley April 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

So happy for your dear friend. What wonderful news!

I live in Portland, OR. I love reading your blog and participating in Just Write. Thank you for sharing your heart, your eloquence and truth.
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Jessica April 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Such great news for your friend, so much life to look forward to, I’m in Michigan.
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Susann April 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Santa Barbara, California is home these past 10 years.


Tubaville April 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Northern Minnesota
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Andrea from Big Blue Momma April 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I’m from the Bluegrass State, Lexington to be exact!


monica April 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

yayayayay for good news!

…from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


Teresa April 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I’m in Massachusetts, northwest of Boston. I love your blog!


Adventures In Babywearing April 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Valparaiso, Indiana :)

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Pam April 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Arlington Heights, IL. Suburbs of Chicago. But, born and raised in Minnesota :)


Erin April 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I’ve never commented, but you’ve had a spot in my google reader for a while now :) So glad to hear about your friend!!!

And I’m in the great white north – aka – Canada. Ontario to be slightly more exact :) Drive past Toronto. Then keep driving. Then drive some more. Once you see the signs for the middle of nowhere…turn left and you’ll find me! :)


Jen April 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

oh happy day!
minneapolis, mn … but I think you probably knew that already …
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Natasha April 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Folsom, CA. And I never comment, sorry :P But I’ve read every post of yours for a long time! Your blog is one of my favorites =)


Maureen April 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I’m in Andover, MN!


Justine @ The Lone Home Ranger April 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hey-o from Arlington, Mass.
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Laura April 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Congratulations, Ellie! I have a permasmile for you right now. Wishing you all the best and plenty of prayers!

I’m from Harleysville, PA – about an hour north of Philadelphia. :)
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leah April 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I live in Mansfield, tx just outside DFW.


Mother Ruckus April 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Austin, Texas


Jen @ Martymom's Musings April 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Maple Grove, MN
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Shanda Oakley April 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Upland, CA outside of LA


Jill April 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Northern Minnesota


Jennifer April 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm

So happy to hear the news! What a blessing!!
I Love reading your blog! It’s something I look forward to checking in with every week.
Thank you for being so honest with your life and your heart. I can relate to a lot of what you write.

I’m another “Jen” in the Seattle, WA area. :)
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Jodi April 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

Durham, North Carolina


Kelli April 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

Yay for your friend Ellie!

I’m in Baker City, OR — there aren’t many of us Oregonians on here! I adore your blog and love linking up for Just Write.


anna {girlwithblog} April 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

I’m here, in MN. =)


Kathie April 17, 2012 at 12:57 am

Greetings from Apple Valley, Cali. :) (Not too far from Shanda up there!)


The Mommy Psychologist April 17, 2012 at 1:25 am

Los Angeles, CA
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Emily April 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

Reading from San Diego, but was born and raised a Minnesotan. Hoping to be back there soon :-)


courtney April 17, 2012 at 3:04 am

i’m an american living in weiden, germany!
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Jade @ Tasting Grace April 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

I’m from Santa Barbara, CA, but my hubby and I have been living and posting from Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past year and a half!

That’s great news about the remission! Hope all continues to go well!
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Twitchy fingers April 17, 2012 at 3:16 am

Canberra, Australia. I read both you and Ellie’s blogs and love every single one! Especially good news ones!
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Laura April 17, 2012 at 3:43 am

I live in Seoul, South Korea… but am from St. Louis, MO! Really love the way you write! So happy for Ellie and her family.


Tiffany April 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

Sylvania, OH! :) So happy for our friend!!!
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Amanda April 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

Brooklyn, NY, but I’m originally from MN.


Carolina April 17, 2012 at 6:36 am

I feel like a Miss America contestant walking up to the microphone and telling the world where I come from…..I’m Carolina from Springfield, VA, just outside of DC. We also say we are from Fairfax county, or the GREAT state of Northern VA!
What a great way to start the day…with good news! So happy for Ellie!
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Beverly Osborne April 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

Tribes Hill, NY (a very very very small tiny little village somewhat near Albany NY)


Melissa April 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

Wonderful news!

Chicago, IL

(well the Northern Suburbs, we could say between Milwaukee and Chicago)
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Meredith April 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

Suburban Atlanta, GA.
Love love love your blog.


Kaycee April 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Hi from Grand Rapids, Michigan. :)


Jessica Peters April 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

Congrats Ellie! Here’s to your good health!

I am a California girl, born and raised! Exeter, CA to be exact!


wendy April 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

Indianapolis, IN


Melinda April 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

shout out from Tustin, California!


Katybeth April 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The fabulous city of Chicago, Il where there is always next year. . .
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Sarah April 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

I am in Columbia, MO!
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Sue April 17, 2012 at 11:30 am
Bethany April 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

Such happy news!

I’m from Washington, Ontario, Canada – just outside the KW area :)
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Kerry April 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Bellingham, Washington


Elaine April 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Cajun Country. Also known as Lafayette, Louisiana.

So happy for Ellie!!! :D
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Kate April 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Oh gosh, I am late! Wonderful news for Ellie.
I am in Newark, Delaware. Delawhere??


Addie Zierman April 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

MN…not all that far from you, as we’ve figured out before. :) Still need to get hooked up with that (In)Courage meetup so I can see your lovely face in person.
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Lynne April 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Little Elm, TX (near Dallas)


Baroness Black April 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Oxford, UK – ‘Nuff said!
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Haley April 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’m in Houston, Tx. :)

Super happy for your friend…that is amazing!
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jason fowler April 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’m in Southern Indiana. About two hours south of Indianapolis.


Kelly V April 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

St Paul, the better Twin. ;-)

I am so happy for your friend Ellie!!!!


Pamela April 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Alexander, New York.
The halfway point between Buffalo and Rochester.
And hooray for Ellie! God is good.


Tanya April 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Hooray for Ellie and all those battling cancer!

I’m a new fan from Raleigh, NC. Glad to finally link up, its been on my to-do list since I came across your site. Love it!
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Lydia April 18, 2012 at 6:59 am

Lydia, UK :)


Jen April 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

Checking in from Greenwood, Indiana. Praise Jesus for Cancer Free Ellie!!
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Laura April 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Right now, I am in Miramar, FL. But I am an Army wife, so my address changes every 3-4 years, and sometimes even more often than that. Prior to this, I was in Elizabethtown, KY; Tyrone, GA; Odenton, MD; Laurel, MD; Okmulgee, OK; Columbus, OH…and even a few more before that from my childhood and early post-college years. It’s quite a journey!!


Laura April 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

oh!! and what FANTASTIC news for Ellie!! Yay!!


wendi April 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

YAY! Super wonderful news!
I am in Albion Michigan.


Runnermom-jen April 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

So good to hear your friend is in remission.
I read every post of yours, although I don’t normally comment. Your writing is just so beautiful.
I live right here in MN too…Mankato :)
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Chrissy April 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Union (north Dayton) Ohio

Great news about your friend Ellie. I am a new reader here and went and read her whole story on her blog after the last time you posted about her. So glad to hear she’s doing well.


Holli April 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Yay, Ellie! And hello from scenic and beautiful Lexington, Kentucky :).
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Sabrina April 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Yay for Ellie!!!

You know where I’m from. :)
But for blog purposes I’ll say, Just outside of Minneapolis.
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Erica @ Expatria, Baby April 19, 2012 at 5:58 am

Hooray hooray hooray for your friend. Very good news. I’m reading all the way from Southern Japan. Sometimes I read from Ann Arbor, MI, but mostly from Japan.
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CJ April 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Appleton, WI. How boring is that?!?!


campbell April 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

So neat to see how far-flung your readers are.
I’m in Downingtown, PA, which is outside of Philadelphia.
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helenprev April 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Wow so many comments from so many places!

I’m from England; I live in a railway town called Crewe in the north west of the country. :-)

I am rubbish at commenting but I read every post and love yo
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helenprev April 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

…. love your blog. Sorry, I hit ENTER too soon!
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Katherine @ Postpartum Progress April 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

Atlanta. ;-)
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Terri April 23, 2012 at 5:44 am

I live in Ohio. Near Yellow Springs. Berkley of the Midwest .


elaine April 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I am in Alexandria, VA right outside of DC.

I am so happy to hear the happy news for your friend! That is truly wonderful!


Renate April 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

I’m from South Africa! :)

So glad for Ellie!
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Stacy Nguyen May 25, 2012 at 1:22 am

Greetings from Northfield, MN. I’ve been reading your blog for the past couple weeks after stumbling across it doing some genealogy research, as it turns out– we’re cousins! If you e-mail me later I can explain the connection, but it’s on the Westberg side. Kicker is, I grew up in Princeton and went to high school with Angie and Brent Johnsrud and Shari worked for my orthodontist. ; ) After reading about you and your family, it seems we have quite a bit in common. I hope we can get to know each other better and maybe meet sometime! Assuming we do, I hope you don’t go moving off to Texas. I’ve discovered a lot of relatives on my family tree that I would like to undiscover, you I would really like to get to know. Take care and blessings to you and your family!


Heather May 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hi Stacy!

Oh my word, so nice to meet you. My family :) I love it that you came across me via the web and all that jazz. I’d love to meet you sometime too!

Right now Elsie is yelling at me. Tired. girl.

Thank you for letting me know you found me and be in touch!


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