Monday, June 30, 2008

I guess we need to get a dog...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

One year ago.....

On June 28th of last year we saw our sweet little Eva for the first time......We were so excited to get her referral. She was and is so precious...I can remember it like it was yesterday.....We Love You Eva!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hiking in Colorado

When we were in Colorado a week ago, we took a hike up into the mountains to a waterfall. There was still some snow on the ground and the water was freezing. The kids were awesome. They absolutely loved the trip. We've got to do this again.

Here are three very short videos of the hike...

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Mountain biking in Colorado was awesome! I can see how you could get addicted to it. I've been biking at home for a long time, but decided to step it up a notch and joing a "spinning" class at Gold's Gym. My instructor's name is Buffy...and she definitely lives up to the name! The first class was fun but very tough. Not quite as scenic as Colorado mountain biking. Instead of seeing snow capped mountains, trees, and streams, I get to see the spandex pants of the person in front of me. They start at 6am, so it's going to take some getting used to.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Running update #1

Steve's Running Update #1...

I've set a personal goal of running 6.22 miles (10k) in 37:20.

Last week I ran it in 40:10, and I was sore all week. This week, I'm shooting for 39:43. This could be painful, but "no pain, no gain" right?
Anyone else into running this summer? What are your goals?

Thursday, June 19, 2008


REALLY,REALLY, REALLY, SORRY for the lack of post lately.....we are in the process of moving and it is sooooo crazy around here. Soon I will post a picture of the place we are staying while we build our new place.....hope to be in the new house buy October.
If you're looking for something to do Saturday morning, we could use some help moving. We will start around 7am at our place in Bloomington and take stuff up to our new place...
128 Willow Court, Morton, IL

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Colorado or Bust

Sorry for the lack of posts......we have been on a family is a sneak preview of the week...stay tuned for more to come.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rice for dinner

I thought this was an AWSOME idea.... we are totaly on board....Check it out...

This is a post from a blogger Brian which we saw on Heather's blog...

"I don’t know how much you have read about the global food crisis that is currently happening, but the need is massive and the poor are suffering. A combination of natural disasters, rising oil prices, and a reduction in staple food items like rice are ravaging families who were already struggling to buy food for their family. Because of these factors inflation has kicked in and caused food prices to soar over the past few months. This rise in food prices triggered the recent outbreak of violence in Haiti and in Bangladesh the cost of a kilo of rice went from $.31 to $.56 in less than 3 months. Most of these families living in poverty earn less than $2 per day and most of them are skipping meals because of the increase in costs.families affected by this crisis. I will write a weekly guide for each week with stories from these countries and their specific needs so we can end that weekly meal praying for those in that specific country."
Brian goes on to share how his family is going to make a difference..."As a family we have committed to do something small that can make a big difference in the lives of families very much like us around the world. Here is our plan:
1) Take 10% of our food budget each week and give that money directly to the Compassion Food Crisis Fund. We have $300 budgeted for each week on all food/restaurant/vegetable co-op related items and we will give $30 each week to help these families.
2) Spend one meal a week eating rice and learning about the different countries and families affected by this crisis. I will write a weekly guide for each week with stories from these countries and their specific needs so we can end that weekly meal praying for those in that specific country."
This is not money that we are diverting from our tithe. We feel led to take this money directly from money that we would normally spend on food.
Spread this idea and let’s join together to send thousands of dollars this summer to those in the most desperate of situations
Join us in spending this summer sacrificing some of our food so that others can feed their families. Email me at to sign up for the weekly email/prayer guide

Monday, June 9, 2008


This is Amazing!!!! This is a church in Ethiopia, their are about 3,000 people there with no air condition and no seats...just to praise and worship GOD!! We have some friends in Ethiopia that where lucky enough to worship with them this past Sunday.

Continue to keep Ethiopia in your prayers....they need rain....

Sunday, June 8, 2008

JOIN ME!!!!!

Ok, so I messed up on the weight that I lost...actually it was only 1/2 a pound....MAN !!!!! So this week I am really going to try. Last week I really did not try so the 1/2 pound that I lost I guess is fine. This week is all healthy food no pop, candy, or anything like that, but maybe a little chocolate....just a little.

Anyone want to join this challenge with me?

Oh, am also going to exercise at least 3 times this choice of exercise is biking....whats yours?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Eight years

Happy eight year anniversary to my AWESOME husband!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Changing the world "1lb" at a time

These two beautiful children are Moses and Hannah, They are the first two children that are going to live in the group home in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The profits from the Gobena Coffee that you buy is going directly to help house, educate and cloth these two, plus five to six more children that will eventually join them in the group home. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!!!! Thank you!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Challenge Update #1

We're not doing a video this week. Tune in next Saturday for a video update...

Danae -
Goal is 135 lbs
Currently weighing in at...

Goal is 160 lbs
and Run 10k in 39 minutes.
Currently weighing in at...

Ragamuffintop Challenge

OK so Steve and I have joined ragamuffintop challenge,basically I need to lose and Steve is trying to gain.....our goals are

Danae-135lb Height- 5'7"

Steve-160lb Height- 5'10"

Currently we are......? Check in tomorrow for the answer via video diary

here is an example....