Let me tell you a story about how God is working. This story started almost exactly 7 years ago. Life is not a series of random circumstances and chance happenings. God orchestrates all things and works all things out for our benefit and His Glory (Rom 8:28). Those who have been in Christ for any length of time bear witness to how God orchestrates things and we are often floored a[...]
We are really excited to launch our first opportunity for you to support our Adoption through Natalie's business, Natalie G. Photography. We are offering a weekend of special Mini-Sessions, from which all the profits will go directly to our adoption fund. This is a great way to get Family Photos taken right in time for Holiday Cards and Christmast gifts. Plus, you are helping to cover our adop[...]
I am really bad at keeping secrets. And holding onto this one for nearly a month has been really, REALLY hard. We are going to have a 4th child. But no, I’m not pregnant. So. Here we go, the big announcement: WE ARE ADOPTING A 5 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM EASTERN EUROPE And.. ummm.... Let’s just sit here in awkward silence for a minute while I gather my wits again and we will let this sink i[...]
Wow, it has been over a year and a half since I last posted here. Honestly I did not intend to let this site go defunct. But hey, life happens. And my abilities to keep up regularly blogging have obviously slipped. And it hasn't been a high enough priority to devote the time and energy to write & post images. It was  the images that made it super time consuming. Especially with the last templa[...]
A couple weeks ago we took the liberty of staying at a friends house in Hyak for the weekend. Friday afternoon Skiing at Alpental. It snowed about 4 inches in 45 minutes.  Matt took six laps up to Bills Bowl (little hike above Ingrids) and taught Friday night live and dug out the yurt before it collapses, and cocoa and sauna for the kids. Managed to plow the impreza out the driveway and down[...]
It's amazing how much the absorb from their experiences and the activities of their parents. This morning I came out of the shower to find the girls waxing their skis in the living room. Granted, they were just rubbing the solid hot wax bar along the bases, which doesn't quite do the trick, but good enough for playing 'Ski Instructor' in the living room. I had to grab my phone & take some vide[...]

January. Hello, Goodbye.

It is hard to believe the first month of Twenty-Eleven is almost over. I really didn't intend to take a break from blogging, in fact I intended to post more, but life has that silly little way of becoming very full and overwhelming whether or not you're intending anything. I have a tendency to try to make my plate into a platter. I will multi-task all day long in order to feel productive but often[...]
2010 was indeed a year of extreme highs and lows. Accomplishing goals, marking milestones, coupled with disappointing situations, setbacks and even injury. For me this will be a year of great low & great change. After emerging through a months long, near health-related breakdown (something I never want to experience again), I now feel physically better than I have in years. This year for me is[...]