Thursday, April 15, 2010


There was a tragic event that has the potential to change the lives of many children and families. A 7 y/o Russian boy was put on a plane to Moscow by his adoptive mother. I won't go into the details, but the consequences could be devastating. Please pray that Russia will not suspend their US adoptions. More than 50,000 Russian children have found homes with US families. It would be terrible if this were no longer possible. Here is a website with more information Joint Council of International Children's Services.


Wearing Mommy's b-day gifts from Nina
Some of these pics are repeats. Anara is doing wonderfully. She has been stone-free since Dec. She has a cystoscopy to check for stones about every 6 weeks. We started at every 2 weeks, then every 4, now 6 and hopefully 8 after the next negative scope. She has started learning to read and is doing great. Anara is planning to be a ballerina, doctor, and a mommy but not necessarily in that order. We just celebrated her "Happy Adoption Day" on April 9th. We can't believe it's been 3 years. She will be 4 on May 1st. I can't think of any quotes offhand which is sad because she is hilarious. I will try to remember a few and put them up later.

Saying goodbye to the Rodriguez's
Breakfast with Dewey
Playing "Mommy and Daddy
Resting with the Tubbies
Great-Grandpa S.
Eating her first apple
Standing over the register
Eating snow

For anyone that doesn't know, we have moved. Nate has a new job and we have been able to move home. Right now we are living at Mom's house. We are planning to close on the houses we are selling April 27th and then close on the house we are buying on May 7th. We are pretty excited about the change.