Monthly archives: May, 2008

Adoption Update

We found out last week that we needed to do another form (power of attorney) to add to our dossier in Ethiopia.  Matt and I drove up to the Secretary of State yesterday to get it authenticated and now it will travel to Washington, D.C. to get authenticated by the US State Department and the Ethiopian…



Please Pray

My heart broke earlier this week when I read this article.  Due to a severe drought in Ethiopia many children are starving to death.  The UN Children’s Agency is estimating 126,000 children urgently need food and medical care.  Please pray for the children of Ethiopia and if you can give.



15 Minutes

That is how long it took to dry a load of laundry outside today, less than half the time it would have taken in the dryer.



how to get infinity MPG

The best shirt I have seen since Stephanie bought me this one



An Environmental-Parenting Blog

I came across a new blog the other day and thought I would share.  It is written by a mom trying to live a more natural life for the health of her family and the planet.  It was great to read her reviews of sippy cups, glass baby bottles, pacifiers and teethers, and toys.  She also…



I am going to be an Aunt!!!

My little brother and his lovely wife are expecting their first child.  The baby is due January 2, 2009!  Congratulations to you both!!!   P.S.  I think we need a nickname for the baby for the blog.  I’ll leave it up to you two.



Bike to work week

My favorite week of the year!! Its national bike to work week. I thought I would share some fun facts about the american culture in relation to travel….




weekend fun

I am sure stephanie will expand on some of these later, but this was the weekend: Pulled neighbors weeds (foreclosed house, and we made the biggest pile of weeks ever) Ran errands in gilbert Came home to find DHL dropped of matt’s anniversary present Played mario kart wii for hours on saturday Pool party / BBQ at neighbors More…



Happy Mothers day

Just wanted to say happy mothers day to our moms. Stephanie’s mom is up in pine. I assume steph will call her later today, and we are celebrating mothers day with them on wednesday night. I think bowling and dinner is the plan. I have no idea what my mom is doing, but I will…



Two Months Down

Our dossier was shipped off to Ethiopia two months ago today.  I must say these last two months have gone by pretty quickly.  I hope the rest of our wait goes by this quickly, however long that may be….



Shaklee Products

Jodi commented a few weeks back about using Shaklee products.  I do use them and I love them.  What I love best about them is there is no fragrance.  Cleaning supplies with a strong fragrance really bother me, so I was very happy to find Shaklee.  …



Our New Bedroom

As promised here are the before and after pictures of our bedroom.  We really love it!  We still need to hang up some pictures, but we haven’t painted the frames yet….



its a dark day here at the adams house

So while driving in to Mesa today, Stephanie wanted to play the quiet game (I really dont know why). After about 8 minutes, it was over.    Stephanie lost the quiet game TO MATT!!!!! Yes, its a sad day when anyone looses the quiet game to me. Steph claims she was concerned about a car…



My little helpers

I know of a lot of people who don’t like cats because they are supposedly very independent, but I beg to differ.  My boys are not independent at all.  They might have a few moments of independence but most of the time they MUST be near me.  …