Sunday, September 26, 2010

happy 7th birthday bosena...

she wanted a yellow cake with blue flowers...

so i spent six hours creating one


i spent the time thinking about our journey to her,
and what she may have been doing on birthdays past
if she even knew it was her birthday at all


i cannot wait to see her face in the morning.
she has been counting down the days
until she is seven


i am still awake at 2am,
feeling so thankful to share this day with a mom on the other side of the world

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homecoming 2010

can someone please tell me when she started looking so grown up?



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Friday, September 24, 2010

sometimes i forget

we were talking this morning before school about her birthday on sunday.
she was telling me about the cake she wants,
and hitting the pinata.
then she said,

mom, stay here, six more, this house?

and it hit me.

because i forget
that she doesn't know safety
and consistency

no baby, you get to stay forever...

YES MOM! thanks!

and she was out the door to school.

Monday, September 20, 2010

H2Africa Run/Walk 2010

we had the second annual run/walk for water on the muscatine riverfront saturday morning...
there were big storms in the area
lots of lightning,
but it didn't stop these people from coming out to support a great cause!

and what a blessing it is
that my daughter shares the same passions that i do

lots of merchandise :)

and beautiful volunteers

all in all, wet, cold, and lacking in numbers...
but guess what?
families in africa will have clean water, that didn't before.
and that is what matters.

that is the goal.

clean, safe, drinkable water.

learn more here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

humpty dumpty....

micah took a little spill last night off of his scooter
just in time for thursday,
picture day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

no words.


i have no words to describe how i feel about each and every person in this photograph,
except to say
they make my life full.
oh how i love them.
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emily and her aunt lori's feet...
i tell her all the time that her feet look just like lori's,
lori couldn't believe it either
they are definitely related :)

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more hiking




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labor day...

a beautiful day for a hike,
with beautiful people




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more from day 3




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day 3 in colorado




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water fun




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