2013 Proverbs 31 translation

A translation of Proverbs 31:10-31 for 2013 It is so hard to find a good wife! When you find her, men…treat her as a precious jewel…because she is one! A husband can completely trust a wife like this…he never has reason to regret the trust he has placed in her. She doesn’t nag at him

Church to Church (C2C) Ethiopia Partnership

Our home church has a great partnership with the Mehale Ketema Kale Hiwot Church in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The program, Church to Church (C2C), started a few years ago as a pilot program with Compassion. With Compassion International’s sponsorship programs they work directly through churches. The partnership comes when a church in a developed country


I cannot believe it’s been 1 year since we received the CALL! We received the call early in the afternoon and were blessed to see these pictures of Aklil and Embafresu, only 1 month and 1 day old! They weighed 6 lb, 1 oz and 6 lb, 3 oz. We are blessed beyond belief! These

Christmas With All 4 Kiddos

Urgh… I typed this whole blog earlier and went to save it and our wireless connection went out…. Hours later, I’m hoping I can remember what I talked about… What a sweet sweet Christmas this was! Last year, we (maybe I) went through the Advent season with a somewhat reluctant heart as my heart was

Big Changes for M&M

This is part of our catching up phase (part 3)! I know I haven’t given an update lately on all of our transition bringing our babies home (since like October), but it seemed our next phase of adjustment was just a gradual thing of getting to feel more and more comfortable in different settings. Then

Catching Up

So I think I’ll catch up on the last few months with photos. I kinda fell off the band-wagon when my computer died mid-October. Here are some from mid-October through November. Click to see the photo gallery:

A Fresh Look…

As I look back over the last year, I see things differently. I’m getting a fresh look on the past 12-18 months and can see things more clearly. The Past:Sept – Dec 2011 What tough months; months of despair, sadness, rage, frustration, maybe even a little depression. We had waited longer than anticipated to add to

Baby Dedication

The beginning of November we had a wonderful baby dedication celebration. Jay’s mom flew out from Florida to spend an extended 4-5 day weekend, and my parents came out from Kansas for 3 days to enjoy. Having our babies home 4 months now and feeling like they have done so well at bonding and attaching

Come To Me

Today marks the 6 month anniversary since we got THE call for our twins! Yesterday, the twins turned 7 months old. And next week we will be able to say that the twins have been with us longer than they have been with everyone else combined. Our babies are crawling! And with this, means that