welcome 2013

another year has passed and as i look back on the blog i didn’t do a very good job keeping it updated (only 10 posts for the whole year). one of my resolutions for this year is to blog more so expect more updates this year. happy new year!!

Towels for AHOPE.

Hello friends! Our family is collecting bath towels for AHOPE for Children in Ethiopia. They are in need of new or gently used bath towels. The towels cannot be too big or heavy since they will be hand washed and line dried at the Care C
enter. If you have extra towels at home, or if you find a good deal on towels during your next Target run we’d gratefully share them with the children at AHOPE.

If you’d like to learn more about AHOPE please visit their face book page or check out their website.

Thanks so much for your support!

happy familaversary!

3 years ago today we welcomed mitiku into our family. mitiku you bring so much happiness to our family and we can’t count all of the laughs that you have brought. thanks for being you and thanks for being part of our family! we love you so much – mom, dad, mac, tj and genet.


(first swim of 2012 – laughing about how cold the pool is)

soccer update – tj

soccer is in full swing in our house. tj’s team is currently in second place in the league. last night tj got into the box score with a nice goal off a corner kick (pictures below).

way to go tj!

happy birthday mac!

happy birthday to our “little” girl (picture is from 1st birthday). mac you have grown up so fast, we couldn’t be more proud of the young woman you have become. happy birthday – mom and dad