Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mans Best Friend

How many out there have dog's? If so what kind?


Isaac's last T-BALL game of the season pic's.....

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


We went to St.Louis this past weekend for an Ethiopian get together....We had a great time hanging out with are a few pics from the day.....

Eli, Eva and Micha.....three on a couch

MIcha....what a cutie......

Hobi and Eva....Hobi is such a cutie....just look at that smile

Hobi, Isaac and Eli....making a splash

Monday, August 25, 2008

House Project

Well the house has made GREAT progress...we had an Amish crew out there for two weeks and BOOM, this is what the house looks like......for the previous pic of the house check it out here

Sunday, August 24, 2008


One Year ago today we saw our sweet little girl face to face for the first time.....Today is Eva's gotcha day! We LOVE YOU so much Eva....

You have grown so much through out this past year...You are such a BIG little girl with LOTS of personality.....and the SWEETEST thing EVER....

Here is Eva's adoption video

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Gobena anyone?

These pic's where taken by a good friend Vicki....go check out her websit...they are also in the process of adopting from Nepal.

Oh Yeah...go buy some Gobena.....


Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have a random question......How long dose it take you to get to church from your house? I know random, but just wanting to see how far the average person lives from the church they attend.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


This is a post from my friend Heather today.....I totally agree with her on this and feel that our Country has fallen away from relationships as well and as a result are missing some great blessings.....One of the things about Ethiopia that we loved so much was the strong community that we felt there....what is the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" Oh by the way Heather and Carlos totally opened there house to us, without even knowing us for two day's. What an Awesome example!

What are your thoughts?

I love co-living, well at least with those who we have lived with...
Bogie and Becca for 1 month in 2006

Joy and Billy from Aug 07-Feb 08
Alyssa and James from March 08- Aug 08

Every experience has been different. And yet each of the experiences have confirmed that we love to live with other people. The help, the support, the community is just so worth it! We will continue to do it. I think we live in a world that has fallen away from relationships. I think we have alienated ourselves from each other, which only leaves many of us lonely and overwhelmed. I want my life and my families lives to be as rich as possible. We were blessed to have people welcome us into their home when we needed it and we will do the same for others!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Larry King Live" Chapman Family

On Larry King Live a few nights ago Steven Curtis Chapman and his family talked about the accident resulting in the death of there daughter Maria.

This family has Gods LOVE oozing out of them.......

Monday, August 11, 2008


Who watched this? Wasn't it TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! Steve and I were yelling at the TV GO, GO, GO.......AMAZING!!!!

lack of posts

Sorry for the lack of posts lately....i left my camera at my parents house, but coming soon is more updates on the house and just some fun keep coming back.
Here are a few pics from back in the day....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Interview

Phyllis Coulter with the Pantagraph, interviewed us and did an article on Adoption, which will be in the Sunday morning paper Aug 10th. They also did a "preview article" which you can check out here.


The boy's in their Colombian soccer shirts......taken almost one year ago....just thought it was cute....

"Heads up...or not"

Now thats gotta hurt..........

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eli's Coffeehouse

You can now buy Gobena Coffee at Eli's Coffeehouse in Morton, IL. They sell our 1 poung bags of coffee beans in their store, and they also brew Gobena Coffee as one of their featured coffees on a regular basis. Our son Eli thinks it's his place because it's got his name. Funny kid.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday's update on House Project

Ok, so here is Monday's update on the House Project........

Sunday, August 3, 2008

House Project

Ok so we are in the process of building our house so I thought I would start to give you up dates......This next week or two there will be a lot of progress, but what you see in the pics below is what has been done in the last 5 weeks.....but seriously things are really going to start to move now so if you are at all interested keep coming back for a play by play or day to day update. Oh by the way are goal is to be in by November 1st......

Friday, August 1, 2008

Quality time

Besides the obvious what do you and your "HONEY" do to spend quality time together? Steve and I like to talk over Gobena coffee at night after the kids are in bed or rent a movie and watch it together. We are late night people so a couple of weeks ago we went to a midnight showing of "BATMAN" while my parents watched the kids, well actually my parents and all the kids were sleeping. I would LOVE to have some new ideas so what do you do?

Steve I LOVE YOU....YOU are my best friend and I LOVE spending time with you. Thanks for being an AWESOME husband and father and friend.