Monthly archives: March, 2009

Abby's 12 week pics

Just some photos I took last weekend at Cindy’s bday party. Abby at 12 weeks. She is getting so big and growing so fast already! Pics from the shoot. (why do I feel i washed these out after editing? they looked so vibrant before I uploaded. Maybe I need to re-upload)



Good Day :)

I received two messages today regarding the boys. ūüôā One from our agency informing us that Ezra has a follow-up appointment with the surgeon on Saturday and that they hope to get us more information after the appointment. The second one from a traveling family. Misty and Dan just got back from Ethiopia with their…



Boxed Water is cool

Check this post out. Found it on Gizmodo¬†– my favorite dude blog (No… not that kind of blog) Boxed milk and juices are a supermarket staple, but one company is now selling boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better sells water in cartons, ditching the plastic bottles while reducing the overall carbon footprint of packing and…



Ezra…

is out of the hospital and back at the House of Hope with his brother!!! Thank you all for your prayers, love, and support. You made a difficult time much more bearable.



One Year Six Months

Today marks one year six months since we started the journey to adopt our two precious children. We are beyond excited that this journey is almost over and cannot wait to meet our adorable twin boys. This weekend was by far the hardest for me, Matt did fine, but I was worried, yes even after…



Great video on our environment.

I really enjoyed this video. In 3 minutes it entertained me, while being very informative, and not at all negative. I think those are all keys to a well made film about out environment.



Update on Ezra

Ezra’s surgery went well and he is currently charming everyone at the hospital. He had a tear in his diaphragm which allowed his intestine to move. He is all sewn up now and will stay the night at the hospital and should be back with his brother tomorrow. He woke up from his anaesthesia giggling!…



Please pray

Please keep baby Ezra in your prayers. He will be having surgery tomorrow in Addis Ababa (tonight our time). He has a dislocated intestine. Please keep him and the surgery team in your prayers.



New Court Date

We received word that our court date was moved up to May 8, 2009. We do not know when our Embassy appointment is yet. It could still be the first week of June, but may move to the second week. I am excited that our court date moved up, even if it is only four…



Wear a helmet

One of my biggest frustrations is seeing cyclist not wearing helmets, or wearing them while unfastened, or my favorite hooked on the handlebars. Helmets are not that expensive, easy to use, and not that hot. My helmet doesn’t actually mess up my hair all that much and is really no bother at all. But I…



First Duathlon in Prescott

So If you didnt know yet, Stephanie and I have been training for an Off Road Duathlon. This a 1.5 mile run, 8.4 mile ride, and then another 2.5 mile run. All on trails and dirt. Much different than pavement. Training went pretty well, despite being sick. After pre-riding the course, Stephanie wasnt in for…



2 months and a sweet note

2 more months until our court date! ¬†Time is flying by. ¬†I guess I should start figuring out travel plans sometime soon. ¬† The note on the white board in the kitchen that counts down the days, I love changing it every morning. ¬†Those are the names we have given the boys in the note….



are you kidding me?

this is amazing. i cant believe this guy thinks this way.



Matt's list of 5 addictions/passions

So here are my 5. 1. Biking. I mean seriously, I love riding my bike. I would go mountain biking everyday if i could. I even enjoy road biking, and my biking commute. I would rather bike than drive anywhere. I will so be that guy hauling his kids around on an xtracycle or with…