Monthly archives: April, 2010

Full Life in the Emptiest of Places

I’ve started reading Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Lives. In the introduction she tackles the concept of justice as meant in the Bible vs. our common conception of justice. It is more about freeing the oppressed than punishing the wrong. “Justice: the practical result of loving God and loving others.” She referenced…

Wordless Wednesday – 04.28.2010

Officially Done

We are done with the adoption process.  As part of the process we were required to have three post placement visits by our social worker.  (Technically we still have to send yearly report to Ethiopia, but I am not counting those as part of the process.)  We had our last visit last Friday and the…


Yesterday we dedicated the boys at church. They looked super cute in their Ethiopian outfits. The Family Noah Ezra As you can see the boys were a “little” interested in the stage behind us and all the instruments up there. After church we came back to our house for a lunch and a little fun….

booty shakin’

For some reason, the boys really love to get down and dance, but only to specific songs. They do it pretty much on their own. Last night Beastie Boys came on the radio, and within seconds we had two booty shakin boys. They love almost every Beastie Boys song. Probably because its the only CD…

Future Band Geeks?

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Photo Friday – 04.16.2010

Portobello Mushroom and Bell Pepper Sloppy Joes

I made this recipe tonight and Matt and I loved it, the boys didn’t care, but lately they haven’t liked dinner at all, not even old favorites. Portobello Mushroom and Bell Pepper Sloppy Joes 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 each small green and red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and…

One Year Ago – 04.14.2009

Funny I’ve been seeing a lot of the same from Ez the last couple days.

When life gives you beans make hummus.

What you’re not familiar with that saying?  This morning I woke up ready to can black beans for the first time.  You see we eat a lot of beans around here and I am concerned about feeding too much BPA to my little cuties.  I am sure in very small amounts our bodies could rid…

Photo Friday – 04.09.2010

Apple Cider Vinegar anyone? Noah took him up on the offer and licked the little the spilled off the floor, and then giggled. Getting so big. Dancing bucket head and his brother Ez is really into sharing food and drink right now, and apparently the grapevine looked thirsty. Why is my child purple?  I used…

One Day *Edited

Today we went barefoot all day. We did it for One Day Without Shoes. Sadly we didn’t have any plans and I didn’t feel like making any so we just went barefoot around the neighborhood. We went for a walk, did our chores, and played outside. I tried my best to avoid walking across the…


The other night Noah was still in his high chair practicing his fork skills, because he is obsessed, and Ez was done.  So Ez decided to tickle his brother.  It was super adorable.  We, of course, tried to capture the moment on video, but toddlers have some sixth sense when it comes to video cameras….

Wordless Wednesday – 04.07.2010