Monthly archives: November, 2007

Adoption Process Explained (sort of)

I am going to try to explain the adoption process as best I can. It is the one thing we get the most questions about right now and every time we think we understand it we learn something new. So, this list is just my best understanding of the process right now. Apply to Agency:…



beard & mustache champs

Beard Team USA competes for the United States at the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships. In doing so, the primary goal is to promote the worldwide appreciation of beards and mustaches. Why should you care you ask? [english accent]To my fellow Beard and Mustache Gentleman: It is with great honor I would like to…




World Aids Day

Though Africa accounts for only 10% of the world’s population, it has 64% of all infections worldwide – 24.5 million people. This is a real crisis:…



Still have leftover turkey?

If you are sick of eating turkey sandwiches I have a recipe to help you use the rest of that turkey up….



Growing Pains

While Matt and I are currently going through the process of growing our family we have also been experiencing growing pains in another area. Factor 1 is growing like crazy, to put it frankly Matt has been slammed….



This Weekend in Pictures

I am trying to get better at remembering to take pictures before we bring Tom and Jerry home….



green bathroom

Instead of decorating for christmas, we painted. Our second bathroom will be tom & jerry’s, so we need it fun. We found the greatest green paint.I think its even called leap frog green.   I also must say that Wow stephanie posts entirely too much, Or is it that I dont post enough?



Nicknames

Matt and I decided to come up with nicknames to call our future children while referring to them on the blog (because future children just sounds so impersonal). The nicknames do not have to stick once we bring them home, because we might possibly come up with nicknames that are more fitting their personalities. We…



Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is my favorite holiday and I cannot wait to be celebrating with family, stuffing my face, and watching the Cowboys. I began to realize last night that watching the Cowboys made me a hypocrite in my last post because I am against people working on holidays instead of being with their families. I still…



Buy Nothing Day

I am not against shopping in general, but I do think Thanksgiving weekend shopping has gotten out of hand. This should be a time to celebrate and relax with your families, not spend hours in line trying to find that perfect gift. Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving now, which makes me sad for…



100 things I am thankful for

I saw this on a friend’s blog and think it is a great idea. We have so much to be thankful for and sometimes I need to be reminded of that….



Ethiopia Page

I created a page on Ethiopia as a part of our blog. It is a work in progress and contains basic facts and some pictures I borrowed from other web users, since we have not yet been. It also has a few links to relevant info on Ethiopia and adoption. If you have any questions…



Long Weekend

We had a long weekend of classes and they gave us plenty to think about and more to research on our own. We got home a little while ago and I got to watch the fourth quarter of the Cowboys game which they won! We also came home to cat puke on the kitchen table,…



reaching out

This last month or so our church has been working through a series titled Outflow, based on the book Outflow by Steve Soujorn. Throughout the book we have been challenged to reach out and love our family, friends, neighbors and community as Jesus would have. Jesus showed love in such practical ways. There wasn’t some…