Thursday, March 26, 2015

Creative and Talented God

The same God that made the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains and the gorgeous red rocks at the garden they are standing in...

Also made them.

And it shows.

We serve an incredibly creative God!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Straight Beauty

Laura has been putting in some serious work on the girls hair this spring break!

While we absolutely adore the curls in this house - Laura put in like 4,000 hours today to brush and blow dry Meron's hair to let her see just how long her hair actually is...

Stunning!

The girl has a ton of hair - and it left us just staring at its length...

Well - some of us.

Others were passed out in the fetal position from the effort...

Meron - ya look 10 years older with this 'do!

But we all know what one drop of water or a humid day would do to that head... BOING!

Looking beautiful Meron...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Towering Tower

Meron was laid up on the couch this afternoon with a sinus headache - so what'd this one do right in front of her for some entertainment?

Built a towering tower of power out of legos that dwarfed her and her brother , that's what!

Way to build guys.. way to build!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Let Your Hair Down!

Sunday - Mommy gave Mebski Love a big fat gift - two hours of straight work on her hair!

Mebbie came outta that bathroom looking like somebody we didn't even know!

And let me tell you - she is LOVING IT.

Big ole smiles beaming across her face...

And honestly - we were all kinda shocked at just how long her super curly hair actually is!

Looking so good Mebbie!

Your hair doesn't make ya girl - but it is part of your beauty!

KEEP SHINING!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Bit Of It All

Crazy. Defiant. Stubborn. Insane. Whiney. Selfish.

Fun. Silly. Goofy. Hilarious. Nutty. Cool. Adorable.

Loving. Caring. Giving. Compassionate. Sweet.

Hoffman.

He embodies all of these - sometimes all at once - sometimes individually but in a matter of seconds of each other.

And we love all of it.

Keep on doing you Z-Dogg!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Deep Thinker

This girl right here is our resident deep thinker.

She's gonna change the world one day with the way she thinks. I just know it.

And I can't wait to see it!

Keep scheming, plotting and thinking Mebski Love!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Their Heart Growth, Strength and Maturity

Sometimes... I wonder how our goofballs feel about us and the emphasis we have around here on God, His nature, knowing Him, etc.

Like... do they or will they resent us for it? Would they rather us have a monthly "toy budget" instead of saving for adoptions or trips to Ethiopia?

Would they rather us lavish gifts and STUFF on them than try to keep a focus on others and their needs before our own?

Will they even care that we prayed for ambulances, Christians abroad and anybody else that asked us to pray?

I wonder this stuff.

But then I see these three and how they interact. With each other, with us and with those outside our family.

How quick they are to run to each others' sides and rally around each other when one is down, hurt or sad.

How fiercely they love, how quickly they forgive, how deeply they care and how richly they give.

I see all that... and I don't wonder any more.

These guys get it.

They've seen a lot, lived a lot and experienced a lot in their short lives.

Their hearts are stronger and more mature than most any I know.

And I'm a better dad, dude and human for having known them...