Tuesday, January 29, 2008


We went to the Children Discovery Museum over the weekend in Indy, and the boy's had a BLAST......here are a few pics


Just had to add a happy face....check out those teeth


AHHHH....such a sad face

No you didn't just take my toy away.....

A wise little boy

Monday, January 28, 2008

And the Answers are....

#1. So, did one of you bring up adoption first. & did the other agree right away? Love, J
I Danae have wanted to adopt from the time I was in high school.So when Steve and i were engaged we talked about it and he was totally on board.
#2.what's been the biggest difference in your personalities that you've had to work on (effect wise) in your marriage?
I would say for Steve and I it would probably be that i am more spontaneous and Steve takes longer to make dissions.
#3.Whats one word of advice that you can give your lil cousin about the biggest key in making a great relationship successful? Sounds tacky, but I would like to know what you guys things...
making sure that God is the center of your lives first and for most then honesty and just having fun together.
#4 Do you ever think about/regret not being pregnant? I don't want this to sound rude, but I know that was one thing I had to get over when we decided to adopt, so I am just curious if others feel like this?
not really...being pregnant is an Awesome expericence and I feel like adoption is just as Awesome as being pregnant.
#5. If you were to adopt a third time (internationally) which country would you choose?
Ethiopia...we truly have a heart for the ehiopian people and culture...we love it
#6. Steve, what is your favorite meal that Danae makes?
My favorite meal would be....Black bean soup and Italian beef
#7. Hi Steve & Danae,I don't know if you remember us-Grant & Deb DesCarpentrie (I think we met at Knapp's a long time ago and at the Celebrate Life event a few years ago) Anyway, we are almost ready to send our dossier off to CHSFS for approval in their Ethiopia program!!Here's my question...would you guys like to come over for dinner sometime? We live in Normal now. We'd love to have you and chat about adoption.
We would LOVE to come over sometime that would be great. My email is pazati@verizon.netlook forward to hearing from you

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Isaac is a huge Narnia fan. Here he is with his gear, which he has to wear whenever he watches the movie...


This is for our brother....you know who you are...we love you man

Thursday, January 24, 2008

You ask we will Tell

So, I got this idea from a blogger friend Carlos at www.ragamuffinsoul.com

OK, so ask Steve or I any question you want to between now and 8pm tomorrow night and we will answer every last one of them. ASK AWAY!!!!

P.S. You might not have anything to ask us though so whatever

Our little Dink

Our little Dink has an ear infection,,,,I miss her smiles

P.s.If you do not know, we call her Dink because her Ethiopian name was Dinkensh and in Ethiopia they nick named her Dink.



Best coffee EVER.....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


"CHRISTIANITY is not a religion,RELIGION IS HUMANS trying to work their way to God. CHRISTIANITY is GOD coming to men and women through a relationship with Jesus Christ."

I saw this quote on a T-shrit and thought it hit the nail on the head. What do you think?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Blast from the past

This is a pic from way back in the day...This was after a game of mud football......A BLAST!!!! Can you pick out Steve and I.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

One year ago

One year ago today our dossier was excepted in the Ethiopian program and we were on the waiting list for our baby girl.......little did we know that five months later that we would be the parents to this precious gift from God. Eva we love you

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Debut

Calebs Big Debut

What are you reading

I am reading this
and it is Awesome
What are you reading?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Authentic relationships

Authenticity, are you authentic? I have been thinking about this for quite awhile. i do not want to put out there any persona that I am not. I want to be "what you see is what you get" type of person. i Love it when people are being authentic with themselves and to others. I LOVE it when i am around people that are REAL and I hope to be one of those people. I want our home to be welcoming and our LOVE to be as real and pure as it can be. To all our Friend's and family out there....We Love you in authentic and REAL way.... we Love you for just being you.

Peace and Love

P.S. what are your thoughts?

Here is a little Authenticity for you........

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Need Him

Have you guys seen any of these videos...Nice to see some outreach to the youtube generation...

Monday, January 7, 2008


What do you think of this? HMMM interesting...that is the weirdest advertising I think i have seen....where did they come up with that

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Oh the funny faces she makes.....She can really light up the room. We are truly blessed to have you Eva as our daughter. We love you so much. You are one precious little Dink.

Birthday Bash

Steve's birthday is in Dec. so we got him a new pair of jeans....I know real exciting but he Loves them. this is how we gave them to him...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"The Fam"

Just a little action at the ol' family Christmas....

Never a dull moment...


A sad night for the Illini Alumni.........
We still are your loyal fans......