Category Archives: USA

She is 9yrs old…

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As the queen of our Manns clan…I must say clebration seem to be my greatest strenght.

I love to have a good old time…and with our large family it does not take many people to start a party. 

With our 4th daughter Karama Chama ABA Manns celebrate her birthday today. We made sure what she wanted she got…for a 9yr old not much at all. All she wanted is the largest elmo. So thanks to Amazon and credit card our daughters dream of having the largest elmo on her birthday came to pass. 

On her birthday she celebrated her week in Williamsburg Viginia at the colonial resort with her grandmother and her cousins and aunt. Now that is how you clebrate your week of birthda fun. 

Here are a few pictures of our daughter. She is not on this trip with us due to some allergy issues that she has. But we hope that she will be joining us real soon on this journey. She is being loved and spoilt by her amazing grandparents in Virginia. 

That’s her cake and ice cream…
What a beautiful way to celebrate our daughters life. 

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Snow white days in Bassett Va

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So we have been in Bassett Virginia for 3 months and it has surly created such great bond and memory for our family and most importantly for our kids.

As we plan to start our year 2 of travelling in about 7days here are a few pictures of our families memories we created.

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Our beautiful daughter Aasha enjoying the snow

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Sisters bonding in the snow

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She is about to build something

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Our very own snowman

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Hot chocolate made by Destiny

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Drawing angels can be rewarding

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She still pose for the snow

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Time to slide

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Family rocks all the time…

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At the short pump mall

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A moment in our lives

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Marcus and his best friends

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Sisters taking care of sisters

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This is how we nap and wake up…

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Rocking her flat ironed afro

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They are sisters forever

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Family time just me and my kids

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My mother inlaw made this cherry pie…yummy

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Our beautiful family

Overall we have had the most memorable christmas ever and can’t wait for the upcoming one soon

Stay tuned as we start our next Journey coming up in 7days….

Bassett explorations about to put on hold for now…

South America explorations begins

Happy Holidays

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We are all enjoying our  new country life style here in Bassett Virginia. One thing that the kids and I are so looking forward to is a little bit of snow that can allow us to be outside playing in the snow and drawing angels.

But with this weather pattern seem like we might be running out of luck…with christmas around the corner there is still a chance of magic I guess. The weather here in Bassett is been about 76 degrees and its so beautiful and hot and kids are in shorts and tank tops.

While preparing for the beautiful up coming holidays we are also preparing for our upcoming adventures of travelling to South American ( Brazil, Chilli and Argentina).

We have been able to apply for our Brazil visa’s and as you will know it comes with lots of paper prining and photocopying lots of documents. But we made it all happen and we should be recieving our visa’s in 2 weeks.

Looking forward to what our next explorations will teach us…. the past year I have trully learned so much, even how to co- exist with teenagers since now I have 2 of them with me….

here are a few pictures of our life in the Country

that's me and my mother inlaw and my niece...time for some Zumba class..

that’s me and my mother inlaw and my niece…time for some Zumba class..

my oldest daughter go this two coffee ready for us to hit the road.

my oldest daughter go this two coffee ready for us to hit the road.

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I love this two souls so much. Breakfast at Ihop

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bonding moment for father and daughter

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cousins rock

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am surronded by my 5 beautiful kids. they are truly a blessing to my existence

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Marcus took me to see Babyface, Jill Scot and New Edition concert in the Hamptons.

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New Edition performing live…

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Babyface is amazing

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A moment with my 4th angel….I love you so much Karama Chama Aba Manns

 

Our Family wishes all our love ones and all our readers a very happy and magnificent holidays filled with laughs and excitments.

 

Brazil 2016 coming up soon, so stay tuned

 

Virginia Exploration Continues

Country life in Bassett Virginia

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So our country life in Bassett Virginia is going very well with so many adventures and exploring going on in our family.

The kids and I have not spent Thanksgiving day in the states before so this year we made it a point to do that.  And it was just beautiful to be able to have a day set aside to just give thanks and eat and laugh and tell stories.

This year the kids great grandmother  (we call her Mama Ruby and she is 84yrs and looks amazing)  told us stories about her youth and she also made us lots of food cooked with love. Soul food is what Americans call her food.

Here are a few pictures of our adventures

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That’s Mama Ruby in the middle with the light blue top….she is surrounded by some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren

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Marcus and his only sibling and sister Chama

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Marcus parents and all their grandchildren….beautiful moment

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Marcus only sister and her family…

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Marcus and I with all our 5 amazing blessings…

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Me and my soul mate. …I love exploring life with this beautiful soul each day….

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Father and son fishing moment

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He is on the edge…

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I got a fish daddy…

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Mj building a tree house with a swimming pool

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Boy was so busy….

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All the tasty food we had for thanksgiving day

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Marcus and his only two nephews and niece…

So our family is still on a journey of explorations and any place we find ourselves we will make it a memorable moment.

February 2016 will Rio….

Bassett virginia explorations continues….

Road Trip to Washington DC

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With homeschooling comes awesome benefits as this weekend we decided to take a long weekend trip to Washington DC to say farewell to Marcus Uncle who had passed away.

We packed up the kids and set off on a 6 hours road trip from Bassett Virginia to Washington DC.

While there we decided to make it extra special by meeting and visiting most of our families that live around the area. It was such a lovely weekend just seeing all the kids meet their cousins and aunties and uncles and sharing our travel explorations with them all.

After our family meet ups we decided to return back to bassett on sunday….then it clicked that we are homeschooling our kids so a little history classes on the road can be more exciting so we stated in DC one more night and visited the Whitehouse and also the monuments in the DC area. It was really worth missing the school book works.

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Our arrival started when we visited Marcus grand aunt (grandmother’s oldest sister) she is 101yrs old and she is such a delight to be around. The wisdom she has to share with us….at that age she still rock.

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Family all set and ready to go and pay their last respect to marcus Uncle.

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Girls with their grandmother at the funeral

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Marcus and all his aunties and uncles….such an awesome family….Brothers and sisters all at one place…

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We got to meet marcus cousin Danyett and her beautiful family….

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We met our family friend kofi at the famous Lyncoln restaurant in DC…

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We met marcus aunt Ivy and her family….family truly rocks….

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We visit our long time family friend Shenita and he beautiful family. Our kids pretty much where bestis at 3yrs old or less…

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We met with Marcus school bestis Pnina and Eric and their awesome family…

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I finally got to meet this awesome lady Dr. Rasheeda….and she gave all of our needed chiropractic  adjustment.

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Our visit to the Whitehouse. …

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At the Lincoln restaurant..every art work has a story to tell….with news paper this wall was created

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A memory to cherish forever

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Amazing view…

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The walls tells it all at the Lincoln restaurant

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At the Lincoln restaurant the floors was filled with pennies….it’s worth $8,000 such a lovely story behind this place

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At the Whitehouse….it’s all just fun….

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We got to our meet our family friend Dr. Henderson at her house….such a lovely evening

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This girls are getting really tall…

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Friends for life….

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Me and my president….

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We are all about love and understanding…
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Our trip to Washington DC is definitely such a memorable moments for the whole family and we enjoyed every bit of our trip.

United States Exploration continues…

Our Large Family

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So I am sure a lot of our love ones and readers are wondering why I have not blogged lately….well…we are still enjoying the country side in Bassett Virginia.

We will be here in Virginia for the next 3 months before we make our way to Brazil for the 2nd year of our 5yrs travels.

While in Virginia we started our homeschool year… it’s not easy but the fruits of homeschooling our kids is worth it all.

We have 2 9th graders, 1 6th grader, 1 3rd grader ( but she is in school ) and 1 kindergarten boy.

I am sure you are wondering how we keep saying we have 5 kids but we homeschool 4 kids and 1 is in school, and also we traveling with 4 kids instead of 5kids.
Well our 8 yr old Karama (whose picture is below) has a genetic disorder (she is allergic to lots of things) so we have decided has her parents to allow her stay in an environment that she can be cared for by her doctors if and when the need arise. Karama stays with Marcus parents here in Virginia and she is the princess of this country side as she is loved to the max and gets her way all the time….lol!!!

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That’s me and our 4th girl Karama she was all ready to go and watch sesame street show…

So with all our travels we have missed Karama in our pictures and adventures. But she is also having her own adventures here in the country and she is loving it all.

We hope that in the future she will be able to join us in one of the countries.

Now when our family arrive in Bassett we love to make sure we create memories for every family member we meet. And this time around we decided to take Marcus parents to the movies….yeap…Marcus Father has not been to the movies since the last time I took him which was about 8yrs ago. And marcus mom has not since last year when I went with her.

So we set out on a night adventure of movie night. We went to watch spectre….not my favorite movie but it’s the energy of the whole family out at night is what makes it super fun.

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All set and ready to go out for the movie night

Our family is so large we turn to fill up the whole seats at the movies…lol!!

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Two thumbs up…you know who the camera man was….it was marcus…

So being in the country has its pros and cons….the pros are Marcus got to teach the girls how to drive….yeyyy…our oldest who is 14yrs old started her driving lesson last week and she is enjoying every bit of it. While mj our 6yr old also learn how to drive the go-kart.

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Destiny learning to drive….

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Even though she has gotten bigger for me to carry her…she still loves to lay on me and just have a mommy cuddle time…

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My life is filled with so much cuddles and lots of tickles….

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Travelling means not being able to have a stable workout program at a particular gym…so while in Virginia. Our whole family joined the Y and I am loving all the programs they offer. One of the classes I love is call HIT (High intensity training). So staying fit if important for our family and marcus and I are the examples for our kids.

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Hard work pays off….confidence is my price

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This one was hard but I needed to keep it up…and it felt right after…what’s your excuse? My is I want to be able to hang out with my fast growing teenagers….

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It’s really exciting when you get to have such a beautiful and loving mother in law that you two get to workout together and stay fit together. We are at a Zumba class….she got her weights and ready to get fit.

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Me and my awesome mother in law and my beautiful and smart niece….I adore this two souls to the max.

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This might be the last lift….lol!! Our princess is getting too tall…

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We are one proud parents seeing our tow older girls bond to the max….sisters for life.

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It’s all dry leaves in our backyard….

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I feel amazingly awesome….at 36yrs old and still living it up for all my love one and friends.

Our daughters are becoming little inspired artist…

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Aasha our 12 yrs old new way of seeing a pencil and a blank paper is to draw a one eye lady….very talented…

Ok so now you are in the loop of how the Manns clan are doing…we are enjoying the country life.

Stay tuned as 2016 will be all about south America and carnivals…..

Country side exploration continues…..

World kids in Country

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Well…I know it’s been sometime since I posted something about our family.

So we have completed our first year in our 5yrs world travel and right now we are in Bassett Virginia USA enjoying families and love ones.

We are preparing for thanksgiving and christmas. And the kids are loving the country life while I am also enjoying my 4th princess….

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She is ready to skate around the country roads…

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He is so ready to ride that bike

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She is writing her country song…

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They love this life style too…from West Africa to South Africa to East Africa to Asia and now to USA….life is all about exploring for the Manns kids…

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Me and our 4th angel….missed her so much

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Our princess gets a lift from her daddy

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All bags arrived and getting into our truck…yeyy

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She is loving this life

Country exploration continues….