Monthly archives: January, 2009

Friday Update – 01.30.09

Adoption: Still waiting! 47 weeks! Anyone want to take bets that we will get to 50? (I am thinking more and more that I was right with February 23) There was lots of good news this week. 12 infants were referred. Seven girls and five boys! Congratulations to all the happy families. We also received…



25 things about matt

since stephanie did it. I assume I needed to as well.  According to some people I have too many shirts, yes 84 is a lot of t shirts. The funny thing is I still find shirts I want to buy all the time.  I really love my wife. I think she is fun, smart, giving,…



and the winner is

Sandi! Since I am married to a geek who has millions of t-shirts I am going to guess 84. We hang everything over here. I think hanging takes so much less time than folding and you can see everything. I hang everything. Matt actually has 83 t-shirts! Yes he does hang most of them, but…



25 Things about Me

You can thank Meg for this boring post! These are in no particular order. 1. I thank God every day that I married the perfect man for me. 2. I am painfully shy. Matt was seriously shocked I used the blog. I have to be fairly comfortable with the majority of a people in a…



Guessing Game

I have been teasing Matt about how many t-shirts he owned lately. He always just brushed it off saying that it wasn’t REALLY that many. Well he finally broke down and counted all his t-shirts. He was shocked by the number. I decided it would be fun to have all our blog readers guess on…



subscribe to the white house blog

Pretty cool that now you can read news and updates from the whitehouse in a blog.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/ the feed: http://www.whitehouse.gov/feed/blog/ Too bad the Obama Staff went from macs and cool social media toys, to ancient windows PCs.



New Look

Today my hair was finally long enough to donate! I am so excited to have short hair again. I actually love having my hair both ways, but it always makes me happy to cut it off! (especially with summer apparently right around the corner) (my hair last Saturday) (Today) (from the side)



Food Waste Reduction Challenge

More than 40 percent of all food produced in America is not eaten, according to research by former University of Arizona anthropologist Timothy Jones. That amounts to more than 29 million tons of food waste each year, or enough to fill the Rose Bowl every three days. Nationwide, food scraps make up 17 percent of what we…



Stephanie's favorite bike trail

Yesterday, I took stephanie out to east mesa to ride her favorite trail at Usery park. I love riding with stephanie. Yes, I ride all the time, but riding with stephanie is fun. We get to hang out, chat, and have a good time with each other in the car, on the trail, and during…



Friday Update – 01.16.09

Adoption Update:  45 weeks down!  I am trying to feel better about the wait, but it was difficult this week.  The wait for referral is one thing, but the wait from referral to travel has been extended and is now expected to take about four months.  It used to only be about two.  The increase of…



2009 Goals

As promised here are my 2009 goals.  I thought I should get around to posting them before January was over! 1. This one was originally run a 5k and possibly a 10k sometime this year, but I have already changed my mind.  I am not giving up on running instead I have (as has Matt)…



Looking Back

I started out 2008 with four goals that I shared here on the blog.  I did well with my goals.  Here is a brief update. 1.  Waste Less We definitely wasted less food this year.  I am much better at meal planning and using up what we have.  It is so nice not throwing food…



Lovely Saturday

Matt and I had a very relaxing, fun day yesterday.  We woke up semi-early to go to downtown Phoenix to pick up my grapevines and peach tree from the Phoenix Permaculture Guild.  They were less than half the price I would have paid at a nursery!  Considering my last two peach trees have died, I…



Friday Update – 01.09.09

Adoption Update:  We have now been waiting 44 weeks or just over 10 months.  There have been no referrals for the last three weeks, things should pick up again here soon. Running:  I am happy to say I have been running very consistently and it is going very well.  I also started cycling for exercise…