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We are going PINK- we are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We'll be sharing our journey to adopt our daughter!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


I saw this on Becky's facebook page. It's hard to imagine how big the number 143,000,000 is until you watch this video. There are 143,000,000 orphans in the world. It's hard the fathom... it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the number. However, you can make a difference in one child's life!
Please consider donating to Children's Hope Chest. Any dollar amount would be appreciated. 100% of the donation will be used to meet immediate needs of orphans while we are in Ethiopia. Go to www.hopechest.org, click on "Give" and then specify "Ethiopia Vision Trip" in the notes section.
We are also collection items for the trip.
Suggested items:
new children's underwear
pencil sharpeners
tooth paste
packages of balloons
small bottles of lotion
small boxes of crayons

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Fair, lost tooth and Fall Festival

I grew up attending fairs in the summer. The fair reminds me of my childhood- they make me feel warm and cozy. My dear husband did not grow up going to fairs and they are not his favorite thing but he goes to the fair because I love it. This year was Igor's third trip to the fair and he loves all of it- the food, the rides, the animals. Henry was a little overwhelmed by it all but he had fun!

Igor lost another tooth! here he is making a goofy face...

Today was Fall Festival at Nursery School. I forgot my camera and my cell phone is dead.
(three words-Henry, cell phone, water..... if you have a Verizon phone you are not using anymore, e-mail me please)
I was able to take a picture when we arrived home. Henry is asleep so you cannot see how cute he looked. Ms. Joya had all the children in capes, leaf crowns and leaf wands.
For the last week, Rob has been on a mission trip in Arkansas. The boys cannot wait for Daddy to come home. Tomorrow they will carve the pumpkins together!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The boys

Last Friday was Crazy Hair Day at school:

Henry and Igor are excited about costumes! Here's Igor in his Bibleman mask and cape. I think Henry makes a dashing Bob the Builder.

On Wednesday Igor asked me, "Mom, why does dad like you?" hmmmm... I wondered what this was all about. Then he asked what were the first words dad said to me. Later at dinner Igor asked how Rob and I first met. I thought Igor might have a crush on a girl. So, I asked him if there was a girl he liked. He said he did and shared her name. Our boy has his first crush.
Henry's vocabulary continues to increase. He has learned the word "MINE!" at nursery school. We are trying to teach Henry to say his name. He cannot say "Hen" yet but If you ask him his name he says, "Ree" (the second syllable of Henry). I am also teaching Henry to say I love you. He tries to say it but it doesn't sound anything like "I love you". He will come up to me whispering something in my ear. I'm sure he is saying, "I love you".

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ethiopia Mission Trip

There are several items we need for the mission trip to Ethiopia. If you want to help, feel free to donate the following items:

  • new children's underwear
  • pencils
  • pencil sharpeners
  • toothbrushes
  • packages of balloons
  • small bottles of lotion
  • small boxes of crayons.

E-mail me at mblueberry.madamblueberry@gmail.com if you would like to mail your donation. Or if you live out of town or do not have time to shop, you may make a tax deductible donation by clicking in this link for Children's Hope Chest.
Once on the Children's Hope Chest page click on GIVE (right hand side of the page).
In the Notes section of the donation page please type in "Ethiopia Vision Trip" so the funds go to the correct account.
We will be visiting 6 orphanages or care points in Ethiopia. The funds donated will be used by our team to purchase things such as beds for an orphanage, mosquito netting, ongoing meals for orphans who may not eat more than a few times a week, or medical care. Once we get there we will have a better sense of the need at each location.

I will also be raising money for the Ethiopia trip by selling caramel corn. To ensure freshness, I make the caramel corn* after I receive your order. I guarantee you will love it or your money back!
Here are two caramel corn reviews from last year:
This is the best caramel corn I've ever had
- E
WE LOVE IT! That is the best stuff! We are addicted!
-Susan Schmidt

*Ingredients: White Popcorn, White Syrup, butter/margarine, brown sugar, salt, baking soda