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It wasn’t the day my turning ten year olds were asking for.  Actually, it was precisely what they weren’t asking for.  What they wanted was what every double digit turning ten year old wants….a day or an overnight with their friends.  Loud squeals, laughter, silliness, maybe a present or two, and …cake!  This day was everything but! This unconventional birthday of theirs takes place in Iceland of all unsuspected places.  They woke up to little fanfare, just a letter from mom telling them how special they are and…

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So I knew we would have some bumps in the road.  A little turbulence so to speak.  And I knew it would happen soon.  We’re dealing with jet lag, sleeping four to a room, racing around a country to see as much as we can, living life a little to exhaustion so to speak.  I should have expected that on what my girls have now termed “Avery and Kaitlyn Eve” (after all there’s a “New Years Eve” & “Christmas Eve” they tell me), the night before their 10th birthday-…