Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am Addicted

Well, my addiction all started last May. I really didn't think I would get addicted because I am stronger than most. Before I knew it I needed something that was bigger and better to satisfy me......I bought a different camera. I am trying to sell my old one but be warned... it is addicting.


The kids entertained themselves on one of their days off by setting up a cafe and movie theater. I was actually treated to some "food" and a movie without being charged. They sat me down to watch: Charlie Brown's Christmas and ran out to play in the snow. They even gave me my blanket and dog to snuggle up with while I watched the movie. Now that is service!

There were a couple of stuffed animals that were a little noisy though :).

Snow Days

Like most kids in our area, the kids have had the last few days out of school.
The first time they went to play in the ice, it was still sleeting. I saw that they were taking umbrellas out. My last words to Joshua..."Please don't ruin your umbrella". You can see what became of the umbrella. He said it was already broken but I am pretty sure that using it as a scraper on the patio didn't cause any of the damage you see.

Next time I look out, I see that they are making and eating a coke slushy. Unfortunately they used the ice on the storage bench. You know, the one right underneath where the birds nest. You know the bench with the white spots all over the lid. UUGGHH! I hope that the birds don't have some disease (yeah right!). I told them that it was not safe. Next thing I know they are scraping more ice off the patio. You know the one the elderly dog has accidents on. I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right???

This week is another story

Last week it looked like Spring....

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Remembering Korea

I have been playing on Photoshop a little and loved how this photo turned out. I am so blessed to have been there in person less than one year ago.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Blessing from Afar

We received a notice in the mail that we had missed a package being delivered from Ukraine.

We went to the post office to pick it up. Joshua was so excited that he could not contain his smile. He was almost giggly. He received a package from his birth mother. It is so heart warming to see how much he cherishes his connection with her. He really feels special when he receives something from her. I pray that our connection with her continues and he continues to find joy in it as well.

Old Friend

Our friends are back from New York. They left in May of 2006 and are finally back where they call home. Joshua and Shawn were good friends before but 2 1/2 years is a long time between seeing each other. They picked back up as there had never been in absence in their friendship.