Monday, July 21, 2008

Our Picnic at Snow Range (Wyoming)

July 21, 2008

Last Friday Four adults and three children cramed into our Ford Taurus for a two hour drive into the mountains for a picnic. With a cooler full of great food and some wood for a fire we were not going to go hungry. This was to be Elijah's first American cook-out. The trip was a nice respite from the near one hundred degree temperatures. A light jacket was required, but no one was complaining. Smores were the final culinary delight of the picnic as apparent in Elijah's picture. What a wonderful day we had with Grandma Jean and Grandpa Michael!

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Also, today I decided to try my hand at hair cutting... a task normally reserved for Holly who is formally trained as a stylist. I think the results were pretty good as the boys were happy, but you can judge for yourself.

Haircut Day

Today I decided to try my hand at haircutting--a duty normally reserved for my wife the experienced stylist in the family. I think the results

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Photos of India 11/2007 and Sneha


NOW WE JUST WAIT, WAIT, AND WAIT SOME MORE TO HEAR ANY NEWS ABOUT OUR DAUGHTER SNEHA IN INDIA. SO WE WILL TRY TO BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING.

Remembering India 11/2007

Many miles from here a little girl waits for a family to take her home. It is hard to believe with all the people in the world God chose her for us to meet and someday bring home. Out of all the websites and hundreds of waiting childrens faces God kept prompting us to take one more step....Find out about her, find out how to bring her into your family. I have to admit after finding out about her and all her problems I was scared to death. I talked to two people who knew her personally and the prognosis was not what I had hoped. It is not about what we want or the ideas that we have. What we need is to have a willing heart to say yes, Lord what do you want for us? What are your plans? Long ago Brent and I thought of adoption before we had children. We knew that so many children who are already in the world need homes and families.

Fast forward to fall of 2007. I made the call to find out about Sneha and what we needed to do to get the ball rolling. I called the agency one last time before giving up and the agency said why don't you go meet her in a couple of weeks. What???? My mother's best friend took the trip with me. She had been on many mission trips around the world, thank goodness for her experience.