thanksgiving

We had a small gathering here at our house for thanksgiving. My first turkey!! My first hosting. BOY am I tuckered. I told my mom that every so often I have these moments where I realize how MUCH she did for us, and yesterday I found myself so grateful for her. OK, so this thanksgiving … Read More

Ethiopian facts

I came across these Ethiopian facts today and i found myself so emotional. One in ten children die before their first birthday•One in six children die before their fifth birthday•44% of the population of Ethiopia is under 15 years old•60% of children in Ethiopia are stunted because of malnutrition•The median age in Ethiopia is 17.8 … Read More

friends

friends

The kids are truly the best of friends. This past year keeping Z home from preschool has really brought many advantages to it. One is that he now excitedly and willingly goes to social opportunities, like church or a friend’s birthday party. Before he would be too withdrawn to engage. He seems to have grown … Read More

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

Yesterday was my birthday. Hubby was delightful and took me to see Cirque de Soleil Cortez and WOW. It was PHENOMENAL. We were seriously awestruck. I am a complete sucker for live music/theatre. So imagine a live orchestra, live opera, accompanied with theatrical acrobatics. just incredible. Afterwards we had a lovely dinner at Gabbi’s (the … Read More

movin’ along

We had our last and final homestudy visit on Thursday. We LOVE our social worker. C’s description of the homestudy is ‘a piece of cake.’ (ah yes, but he hasn’t been preparing the paperwork). But seriously, on a scale of 1-10, i would give the homestudy paperwork a 5 and the homestudy interviews a 3. … Read More

water

water

I drank 4 of these yesterday. Each one is 33 oz. That means I drank 132 oz of water yesterday. Is that possible?? That equates to over 16 cups of water?! How much water do YOU drink in a given day? are you a bottled water snob, or a brita filter addict, or a tap … Read More

happenings . . .

happenings . . .

Happenings: R has officially moved to a big girl bed. We’re holding off on bunk beds until baby arrives. She LOVES it. she is getting SO big. i just love her easy going, happy spirit. -Z story (this is so classic him). Today I got a coffee. It cost 1.50. Z asked if he could … Read More

homestudy #2

Well, we completed our second homestudy meeting. I really liked our social worker. She asked some good questions. We have one more meeting with her before she begins her ‘report’ on us. 🙂 This next meeting (on Thursday this week) she’ll come to our home and meet our kids and make sure our home is … Read More