Monday, March 21, 2011

Momma Monday

It's Monday, but I've got a million things to pack to get ready to head off to... Just know that we've had a good week as a momma and daughter pair. She makes me smile more and more everyday.

Here's to more Momma Monday posts in the future, when I've settled into CO!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Tunes

Have you heard of Rend Collective? I hadn't either, until I found them on this blog.

Check out this music video. The lyrics are great, it's happy, and sums up my excitement to start a new part of our journey as a family and the Church.

Don't you just want to hang out with them all day?

Happy Sunday :)


Saturday, March 19, 2011

[Saturday Snapshot]

I'm linking up with Miss Kim of Yellow Songbird this morning! Check out her blog. It's adorable.

Saturday Snapshot is a way to litter the internet with fun, fabulous and interesting photos from the present or past. Here's this week's photo-

This picture was taken in 2007 while I was visiting an after school program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I had been there the year before and met this little gal. All of the kids here were being taken care of by family because they were orphans. The program offered them some schooling and at least one meal. It was an amazing experience.

Both of my trips to Africa helped solidify a longing in my heart to expand out family be either adoption, foster care, or just taking in stragglers. This past week, some of our mentors told us that they see our home in the future full. Full of people in need of a family and home. This made my heart sing. We just signed a lease for a condo that is more than we need, but we want it to be full of family, friends and anyone who needs a new start.

I can't wait to get to Colorado and start our more permanent home. We have been looking into foster care and I think that is where God is leading us, but that will be in the future. For now, we want to host anyone in need of a stable home and a good meal.

Need some friends? Come stay with us in Boulder, CO :)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Boulder bound

In 14 days I get to move here.

And reunite with these guys.

To do the work that God created us to do. How awesome is that? It's definitely a privilege.

I'm so excited I can barely stand it.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Momma Monday

Hey friends!

Mondays on the blog are used for looking back on the past week (that is if I get my act together and blog!). Being a momma is hard work. It is so easy to doubt yourself as a mom with the responsibility of raising up kiddos. Some of the best moms I know don't believe in themselves and that's bologna. Take some time today and think about how you rock!

This past week, we've been working on crawling. All of the "baby milestone" emails that I get say the bambino should be crawling by now. She's 8 months and is not crawling. This automatically throws up a red flag in my mind, but it shouldn't. She's physically developing perfectly. She's hilarious, babbles and laughs all day. She's rocking on her knees and attempting to get into the crawl position, but not trusting her arms. I finally realized there's nothing to worry about and I need to relax.

There's no crawling, but she's figured our how to log-roll all over the house. She seems pretty content with that. :)


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Snapshot!

I'm linking up with Miss Kim at Yellow Songbird for Saturday Snapshot! It's a hilarious and fun way to find old photos and splash them all over the internet.

Here you go...

This was taken right after our wedding. Matt just gave me a butt squeeze. Can you tell what was on his mind?!

Happy Saturday friends!