Sunday, December 14, 2008

From Ashes to Africa

Check out this book that a couple wrote about adoption in Ethiopia - it is not available yet but I wanted to share it with you if you are interested.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Our Anniversary!

This Thursday is our four year anniversary! We decided when we got married we would follow the traditional anniversary gifts. At first the gifts were really easy - we even got creative. The first year was paper, Garrett made me stationary and I made Garrett (and when I say "I" I mean my mom and I) a collage. Second year was cotton - another easy year - and Garrett got me a new pillow and I made him a quilt. Third year started to get a little tricky, leather. We're not big chaps folks so we had to think of something else. I got Garrett a leather satchel and he got me Ugg Slippers (no complaint there). Now this year is silk and we where stumped. We were pretty sure if we got silk sheets I would end up slipping out of bed and we were not in the mood for silk Jammie's. We decided to cheat this year and get watches instead - we figured the watches were shiny and you know what else is shiny - that's right watches. I'm wondering now that we've cheated this early in the gift giving process if we will have a hard time getting back on track. There are some very odd presents coming up and I don't know if we're up to the challenge. Next year is wood, and get ready for this, the next year is candy and iron. I think we'll be OK until the 14th anniversary where we'll not only have to get creative but wrestle with some pretty hefty moral issues - it's ivory.