Thursday, July 31, 2008

Here's something cool.....

Several months ago, Shaohannah's Hope asked us to write a story about our adoption experience with Durant. Prior to bringing Durant home, Shaohannah's Hope had given us a grant which helped pay for my travel expenses to bring Durant home!

They just published the post. Here it is if you want to check it out:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fun pictures from the week!

Here are some pictures from our last couple of weeks! Thanks to Paula, Heather, and my Mom for taking pictures for me!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

An update on the week!

Even though we are all missing Matt a TON, the kids and I had a fun week. We kept very busy with swimming lessons for Carter, speech for Ana, playing outside, swimming, hanging out with friends, overnights for Carter, a trip to New Richmond for Fun Fest, and drinking lots of Big Buddy's!

Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures to add because the camera is in Ethiopia with Matt. So I thought I would add some pictures from the past that I don't think ever made it to the blog....... enjoy.....

Ana holding her new scooter she got for her birthday.... yes we are in the car!

Ana and her Godparents, Jeff and Heather

Ana posing for the camera!

Carter and some buddies at their baseball game

Carter riding Ana's bike across the street

Carter getting tackled by his best friend, Adam!

Durant playing in the pool

Durant trying to blow up the fish he won on 4th of July!

Durant hanging out with baby Camden

Hanging out with Adam and Lauren!

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

We had a lot of fun celebrating the 4th of July together! We did our annual trip to Carson Park. Each of the kids enjoyed playing some games, eating cotton candy, and watching the magic show!

After nap time, we had a picnic and played at another park in town. Then off to Dairy Queen for some ice cream treats!!

This year we decided to take all three kids to watch the fireworks. This is the first time we've done this. All three of them enjoyed watching the fireworks, well except Ana. She preferred snuggling her head against us during the fireworks!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Fun!

Since I was in Ethiopia for a couple of weeks, it felt like I've pretty much missed a whole month of summer. So since being back, the kids and I have been making up for lost summer fun time. Here are some pictures of what we've been doing for fun!!