November 25, 2008

We are ADOPTING a BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY!!

Yes, this is the official announcement!!!

We first started the adoption application process in the Spring of 2006. Here we are, 2 years later, and we finally have a referral for a 2 month old beautiful baby boy from Ethiopia! We received the referral on 11/25/2008!

We are so happy, so excited and can't wait to bring our little boy home. We are hoping that all will go well and we'll be able to bring him home in early February 2009. We will see - please pray for us. We will be able to post photos of the handsome little one, as soon as we pass court in Addis Ababa. Again, prayers needed!



We always knew that adoption would be a part of our family, but we never realized it would be this soon and this wonderful! We are so grateful to God - He is building our perfect family - just for us.

We are also grateful for Ethiopia - a wonderful place for adoption. We can't wait to get there.

Updates will continue in the coming months. . . stay tuned!

November 19, 2008

Gotta Break it down to Build it back Up


Oooh, the joy of home renovation. Such parallels in housebuilding projects as to the patterns of life... we have so much to learn.
Right now, we are in the . . .
1. Tear down and destroy phase.


This phase is quite therapeutic for those who are doing the destroying. I participated as an active destroyer for a few moments, and can attest that the physical exertion of pure destruction not only destructs free radicals ... but any other negative molecules that might be bothering you.
It basically gives you superhero powers as soon as your hand wraps around the tool that you may be using (mine being a large axe. . . I highly recommend that one.)

This phase, however, is not therapeutic for the homeowner, especially as the homeowner is standing back to watch the "show". I highly do not recommend watching. Stay at the office, go to the dentist, clean out your neighbor's gutters. Anything to keep yourself away from the destruction. A bit like watching someone taking your own freshly manicured fingernails to scratch against their chalkboard.


November 05, 2008

Houston Birthday Happiness


As William traveled for business, I drove to Houston for a quick trip to surprise my mom on her birthday, bday cake in hand.
Here's a rare photo of my brother, mom and me. Mom is proudly displaying her brand new Guatemalan jewelry and scarf. Happy Birthday Mom!