June 30, 2007


We have decided to switch gears (for now) and feel led to Ethiopia to find our daughter. Holt is opening up a new program in Ethiopia and since we had looked into Africa before, the wait times for China are creeping up over 3 years, and we will get a younger daughter, we are SUPER excited about this.

We are hoping to get our referral by the end of the this year and travel at the beginning of next! What a change of gears from always thinking we were over a year away from seeing our daughter.

Ethiopia only requires a one week visit. We will be a pilot family for Holt, although many are changing now that they have heard of the program. Our dossier will continue to be in China so we will have the option to complete that adoption at a later time (as long as it is at least a year after this adoption).

Lots to think about and switching countries has made us realize we don't know anything about African culture, for which we need to do some researching. I did however buy an African music CD yesterday in Whole Foods. :-) It sounds lovely.

June 24, 2007

Flea Markets and Falling Asleep

We went up to Pennsylvania today to scout out a flea market. We bought some vintage fabric, some little items to make up a kitchen for James, an old small iron and kids size ironing board for James' ironing interests as well. Gotta support that home keeping and pretend side of him.

James had to go potty on the way home so we pulled off the side of the road and let him go. He dropped trial right there with no hesitation which makes me think we ought to take him camping. He would LOVE it.

Mom had a chance to nap on the way home with Dad driving. Then when it came time for James to go to bed, Dad decided it was time he learned how to do it on his own. Hmmmm... for once Mom wasn't the one who caved. And here's evidence:

6:40 and all the house is quiet. Ahhh... summer fun.

June 21, 2007

This week's events

Just a quick upload of pictures from this week's events.

On Sunday, Father's Day blueberry pancakes:

Calvin made shields for his little knight and himself:

June 14, 2007

Yard Sale in Locust Point

"Do you have any cookie jars?" Isn't that what the pros come around saying?

Last weekend Locust Point had a yard sale in the park. We made a few bucks by getting rid of some unwanted items. Note: Please don't be offended if you see anything given as a gift or otherwise. :-)

James had a good time playing with the kids and Lee manned the booth most of the day as Nicole had to go play a match.