Friday, August 28, 2009

Ethiopian picnic

Several weeks ago our friends Chad and Ajay organized a picnic for Ethiopian adoptive families in the Duluth/Superior area. We had a great time connecting with other adoptive families! Al and Lyndsey of On3Design were gracious enough to take some photos to document the event. Here are the ones of our family - thanks Al and Lyndsey!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen!

Happy Birthday Week, Jen!!
I hope you have a great week and a FANTASTIC day on Wednesday!
We love you and miss you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Favorite things!

We've been having some massive issues with all the pictures on our computer, thus the lack in blogging. Therefore, I decided to not only update the look of the blog (something new, I guess), I decided to do a Favorite Things post. Here goes!

Current Favorite Breakfast Food

I was watching Food Network's Giada At Home where she made this breakfast. I decided to try the ricotta cheese/yogurt mix, and to my delight I LOVE IT! I've been eating it for breakfast along with some fresh fruit and yogurt - delish!

I got to talk to my sister when she got to Ireland this week -and hopefully we'll be able to talk periodically while she's gone. Enough said about that!

Favorite Quick Unhealthy Snack:

A couple tablespoons of peanut butter chips and dark chocolate chips in a tiny dish or in my palm. Or sprinkled on ice cream. YUM!

Infant Tylenol
This is currently one of my favorites, as Matea is getting several teeth in right now. Why don't they sell Tylenol in bigger bottles?

I'm digging this band...
Need to Breathe
We currently have both of their albums (The Heat and Daylight). Their music seems to be a perfect mix of upbeat, mellow, rock, alternative, melodic, rhythmic...I don't know. I like them.

And this song....
Mat Kearney's Closer to Love. Here's the video!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


One year ago today we met Matea for the very first time!! I can't believe how fast that went.

Today is our last full day with Jen before she heads out to become a missionary. We're at mom and dad's getting ready to have a party with family and friends. Tomorrow we go to a Twins game (and hope Matea lasts longer than 3 innings!).

My plan is to become a really good blogger while Jen's gone. :-) That way if we miss each other online she can know what's going on by checking the blog. So if anyone is still reading this blog...well...theoretically there'll be a lot more to read over the next 11 months or so. Ha!

So here's to blogging, Matea, and Jen!