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Yearly Archives: 2010

Merry Christmas!

…from my family to yours.

I am so grateful for all of the wonderful blessings that 2010 has brought my family and I look forward to ending the year with a bang! We will be hosting a holiday bash at the Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls on December 28th. There will be great music,...

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water changes everything

Just a quick update on our charity water well.  So far we have raised $2,635.00 which means clean water for 131 people!  Our family is so grateful for all the friends, family and strangers who have given so generously and we are hopeful that the donations will continue to come in.  We have 46 days...

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hope.

On this orphan Sunday, please take a moment to watch this:

Creation Groans from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.
Last month I had the pleasure of meeting & photographing many families from upstate NY with children adopted from Ethiopia and other countries too.  It was a wonderful site to see so many that chose to make...

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wish.

In celebration of National Adoption Month I will be sharing images from sessions with families blessed by the miracle of adoption.  This is Aiden and his parents, Lisa & Dan, who are absolutely smitten.  Can you blame them?  I wonder what Aiden wishes for now that he is home & loved…

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one less

Addie and I recently had the chance to take a trip to Seattle for a reunion with the moms and babies from our travel group to Ethiopia. It was an amazing weekend, sharing our hearts, faith and love for each other and for all our sweet babies. Each child is so unique and was...

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Teach me to number my days…

Summer days. Nothing makes me happier than bare feet in the grass, being warmed by the sun, little tongues stained from popsicles and watching the golden light filter through the trees in our backyard just before sunset. The days pass way too fast and this summer was no exception. Beginning with...

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jay & suzie

Jay & Suzie found each other when they were both enrolled in the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Apprenticeship.  They lived 14 tents apart and every day they planted, weeded and harvested side by side.  Suzie couldn’t figure out who was leaving her flowers everyday…
in her boots,
by her spade,
in between the spokes of the...

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life is good…

I can’t believe it’s been a little over a month since we have been home.  Addie is such a joy!  She is such a sweet, happy & easy baby and we feel so blessed that she is ours.  It has been so amazing to watch her come alive over the past month.  She soaks up...

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bringing Addie home…

We are home! Our journey to Addison was an experience of a lifetime. Ethiopia was beautiful and yet so heartbreaking at the same time. We were blessed with an amazing travel group and sweet babies that made the experience as easy as possible. Meeting Addie after dreaming of the moment for...

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Time to fly

I haven’t had much time to blog because I have been too busy packing!  We were thrilled to pass court on our first date for our adoption and completely surprised by a super fast embassy appointment, which means we are off to Ethiopia!  We leave today on the adventure of a lifetime and return home...

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