Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gobena site

We have redesigned the Gobena website, so check it out if you get a chance? We also have subscriptions where you can have a bag of coffee sent to you automatically every week or month or what ever you prefer. Let us know what you think of the new and improved site.

Happy Birthday Dad!

In honor of Dad Lehman's birthday, we're going to recycle a video we made recently...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brotherly Love

My boys have all this room......

and yet they chose to sit right next to each other....brotherly love

Monday, July 28, 2008

Eli Day!!!!!!!

Today is Eli's day...the day we met our son for the first time in Colombia. It has been 3 years ago since then, my how time flies. Eli we LOVE you so much and are so thankful God had you to be our son.

Here is Eli now.........he is such an amazing little boy....

WE LOVE YOU ELI !!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Rob Bell"

What do you guys think about Rob Bell? There has been some controversy about him and the book Velvet Elvis...just curious what you all think? For those of you who do not know about Rob Bell you can check him out here. As for us....well we want to hear what you have to say first...just curious.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Ok so we live in Mo- town now and since we are in the process of building our house we are living in this 900 sq ft or less duplex....very cozy....I am so thankful that it is Summer or we would be going totally crazy,not just crazy. We are very social people and LOVE having people over,but since our place is so small we are going in withdraw...again so thankful it is summer

One other thing the dishwasher dose not work so my Kitchen looks like this most of the time......

After being in places like Ethiopia and Colombia it really makes you realize how fortunate we are I mean 900 sq ft is HUGE and having running water is a luxury. Don't get me wrong I am still very excited to move into our house, but it totally makes me stop and think about the amenities that we get used to and feel that we can't do without.


Eva cheesin it up..........

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cook- Out

So Erin, Abby and Janelle put together this welcome to Morton cook- out for us.... It was a BLAST and we are so thankful that God has BLESSED us with GREAT friends...Thanks so much ladies for putting this together and thanks to all who came out to welcome us.....We Love you all!!!!!

Mama and her sweet Pea......


Totally cheesin' the graffiti.....

Playing in the was HOT!!!!!!

Video's to come...........stay tuned

Friday, July 18, 2008

Save Money, Buy Gobena

Here's a way to cut costs and still enjoy superb gourmet, fair trade coffee...

Brew your own cup of Gobena Coffee instead of picking up a latte at Starbucks: save $985 / yr.
A tall latte at the local Starbucks will run you about $3 a cup, or $1,095 a year, if you go there every day. If you brew your own at home for 30 cents or less per cup, you'll pay nearly $110.

(plus Gobena Coffee is 100% Organic)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Little House

As they grows best in little houses with fewer walls to separate...
I thought our duplex we are renting was small, but this brings a fresh perspective, and makes me appreciate what we've got...

"Built in 1912, this recently renovated LITTLE HOUSE is a perfect example of how to make the most of small spaces.
This one bedroom, one bathroom home occupies what used to be a driveway and measures 2.2 metres wide, by 34 metres long with under 28 sq metres of living space. This cutie could be yours for only $180,000!"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eva Danae

Just a few pics to brighten your day!!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Health Challenge Update


Goal: 135 lbs
Today: 140 lbs

The weight isn't coming off too fast. I'm okay with that because I feel like I'm getting in better shape. Been working out 3+ days a week, putting on 20+ miles per week on the bike plus working out at Gold's gym.

I have conflicting goals, so it's going to be a challenge.

Goal #1: Run 6.2 miles in 37.5 minutes. (So far my fastest run has been 39.5 minutes and it hurt bad. Gotta keep pushing toward my 6 minute per mile goal.)

Goal #2: Weigh 160 lbs or more. (weighed in this morning at 153 lbs) But I'm going to get a large peanut butter malt at Culver's today, so that alone should add a couple pounds.

I've been getting up at 5:30am M-F to work out.
Tues and Thur mornings I run 6.2 miles through Morton.
Mon, Wed, Fri, I lift weights at Gold's (Jeff Kaufman and I are keeping each other accountable).

Friday, July 11, 2008

Colombia Cuisine

Eli's gotcha day is coming up, so we took him to a Colombian restaurant in Chi town.

What you see here is chicken, plantain's and potato's..very good stuff....totally took me back those 3 1/2 years ago in Bogota....

Eva enjoying the Colombian cuisine......

I asked Eli where he was and he said with a grin.....I am in cute

The Bro' time Isaac we will eat American food......

Wednesday, July 9, 2008



Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Just a cute picture......

I Love his expression.....

Think about it......

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Forest E. Witcraft

So TRUE so TRUE!!!!!!

Think about it........

Monday, July 7, 2008

Young Love

Eva received this cute doll in the mail from a very special young boy.......

Silas T!!!! .......what a sweet boy he is......

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our July 4th

We had an Awesome time at the McGowan's for the fourth of July.... The party was ROCKIN......the kids had a BLAST and so did the adults......

Me and my Lovable Doveable........I like to make-up words....

The boys were in AWE of the one point Isaac even said Praise God.....

Eva thinks she's all that and a bag of chips......

Brady putting the moves on Eva.....Brady was quite the gentleman......

AWESOME firework show.......
So what did you do for the fourth?

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th




Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back on line....

I'm BACK......
Its been to ya' all doing?
Its great to be connected again....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Update for Gobena Supporters

This is a short interview with Tsion. Tsion is a Christian woman serving as a parent in the Group Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She will raise 7-8 orphan children in this home, giving them education, biblical teaching, food, shelter and love. This is what you are supporting by buying Gobena Coffee and spreading the word. God bless you for the great work you are doing...