Thursday, July 28, 2016

Run, Jump, Skip, Climb...

Mebski Love is our little resident athlete!

If it can be run, climbed on, jumped over - this girl is doing it!

And she's always doing it with tons of style and a gorgeous smile!

Stay happy AND fit Mebbie!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I'll Be Weally Weally Mad...

The other day - as most days go 'round this circus - Laura found herself handing out some discipline.

This time it was over a set of walkie-talkies and sibling rivalries - and her chosen punishment was "I am about to give these away to the neighbor..." and she took them and put 'em outta bounds.

A little while later - Z-Dogg showed up with two notes he had "written" for her...

Laura was so moved... she was about to experience a precious little moment with her bubba - maybe even a "written" apology!

He held the first one out and she asked him what it said...

"It says 'Please don't give away the walkie talkies..."
Laura smiled, thinking - "Here it comes..."

She asked him what the other one said...

He held out the other one said:
"If you do... I'll be weally, weally mad..."
Mic drop.

Dude wasn't sorry...

He had just delivered a written warning of his impending anger...

Give back the walkie-talkies... OR ELSE!

Thing is... dude LOVES his mommy.

And he gives some level 10 neck hugs too.

My guess is - a few hugs later and those walkie-talkies are back in action.

Well played, Z-Dogg... WELL PLAYED!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

FLASHBACK: Daddy's Girl

Life changing moment right there.

Etched into my memory forever... i literally could feel my heart start healing!

I may not always be able to hoist her up and stare in her eyes...

But she'll always be my little "daddy's girl."

The girl had me cracking up and both of us could barely hold a straight face!

Thank you, God... for this goofball who keeps me smiling!

Monday, July 25, 2016

My Most Favoritest Ever of All Time

This crew right here man...

I swear I fall deeper in love with them by the minute!

They are - without a doubt...

My most favoritest people ever of all time!

I mean... come on!

Their smiles...

Their styles...

They got me wrapped (shhhh! don't tell 'em!)

Stay awesome, goofballs!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


These two KONJO ("beautiful") girls put on an impromptu fashion show yoday that ended with Ethiopian dress and them asking for us to find some Ethiopian tunes on Pandora so they could dance to it...

I love that their hearts stay connected to the land we all love in this house!

And let's be honest here...


I mean they represent Ethiopia and Beauty in an unmatched way for sure!

And this little dude is holding his own as well!

I am thankful for the country that has stolen our hearts and has been woven into our very being with the story God is writing through each one of these little amazing lives above...

As well as this little guys incredibly long-lasting 76 days!

Ethiopia... we love you!

("very beautiful")

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Under Attack!

Tonight... after Z-Dogg went to bed... the action continued with a pretty intense couple games of UNO ATTACK!

There was plotting...

There was scheming and acting innocent...

There was this hand of darn near ALL yellows...

There were cards being flung at us left and right...

But mostly...

There were smiles!

And great sports and lots of fun!

Girls - I'm down for an attack with you guys any time!

Friday, July 22, 2016

I Still Believe In Miracles

A year ago today I loaded this hottie up in the car early in the morning and headed to the hospital.

She was about to have a pretty invasive surgery to remove a portion of her colon because of some kind of crazy cancerous thingie-majiggie hanging around at the entrance to her appendix.

You simply wouldn't believe the number of folks around the globe praying for her and the doctor.

That day feels like it was both yesterday and a century ago.

Check it out here if you're interested...

As logical, reasoning humans - we're so quick to explain away the power of prayer and the work of our insanely awesome God.

I know I used to... but I don't any more.

Today... I am thankful for a God who hears our prayers and I am praising Him for another year of life that none of us deserved but He gave us anyways.

I believe in miracles...