Friday, September 28, 2007

It All Seems a Little More Real Now

So... with the whole China process we've been kinda taking our time - nonchalantly dragging our heels along - no need to rush out and buy a bunch of stuff or paint a room or anything really - with the wait as long as it is right now - we're looking like we'll be 327 by the time we travel anyways.

But Ethiopia. Oh Ethiopia. That is seeming like a different kind of story. From what they are telling us it could be very soon - we could possibly have a referral by end of year (of course it's International Adoption - so no hopes too high, right?).

Anyways, we thought we should at least start preparing since we have, I dunno - nothing. So when I got home from my run this afternoon what was leaning against the garage door? Check it out:


Yep. It's getting real now. Really real. And ya know what? I think we like it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I was a Guest Blogger

So last week Amy over at When Loves Takes You In asked me if I would consider being a guest blogger on her blog.

That scared me. I have never been asked this before. I have never really written anything worth reading before - and here she was gonna have people on her site reading it. Cuz she is like a semi-professional blogger. She owns the blogosphere. So yeah. See what I mean? Scary.

But I was also honored to be asked to do this (but scared) and was happy to participate. So go visit Amy and you can check out my litle entry on her site called Living life for the One who gave us life to live.

On another note - do you have some good adoption links? We are trying to beef up the resources section so if you have some good links post them for us and we'll add them.

Thanks. Keep it real and have a wonderful Wednesday.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Party Like it's 1999!!

"I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin'
Could have sworn it was judgment day

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' to run from the destruction
You know I didn't even care

They say two thousand zero, zero, party over,
Oops, out of time!
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999!"

- Prince


Ever since God put it on our hearts to start an adoption from Ethiopia we have been learning all kinds of fascinating information about this interesting foreign land that is becoming less and less foreign by the day. This little tidbit is no exception. I have yet to meet anyone who already knew this it I told them this - and I definitely didn't know it and actually didn't believe it until I researched it myself.

It is the year 2000 in Ethiopia. That's right - on September 11th of this year they were partying like it was 1999 - because it was! And on September 12th (the first day of the Ethiopian Calendar) they celebrated the first day of the year 2000. Kinda cool, eh?

The Ethiopian Calendar, also called the Ge'ez Calendar, consists of 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 or 6 days (depending on leap year).

So fire up the DeLorean McFly - because we're heading back in time to pick up our son!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Whew - Finally!

Alright - alright. So I was a little late. Man, I procrastinate so bad, it's a wonder we ever finished our paperchase, let alone got logged in. Actually, for some reason - that motivated me like nothing before ever has.

But this blog. Now that's a different story. I could go on and on giving a million little excuses as to why it took us so long to update and get this thing tied in to Blogspot so my wonderful wife can start posting her adoption thoughts here (that's right Laura - I'm talking to you!)- but I won't make you listen to me do that.

I'll just say - "Welcome!" Come check out the new site over there and drop by here and let us hear from ya. We are really going to try and be better at maintaining this - as much for us as for all the folks along for this ride with us.

So if you see us slacking, let us know (right, Michael P.?) and we are going to do our best at staying up to date. Our Ethiopian process is moving right along so we will have plenty to write about in the coming weeks.

Thanks again to all you much better bloggers out there who have inspired us to get on point with our own!