Monday, February 11, 2008

Playing catch up!

I am so behind on this blog and have a lot of catching up to do. I am just going to post some recent (and not so recent) photos and try not to go into a lot of the details of the last month. I hope ya'll don't mind (I picked up that word in Georgia). Here's a recap of January and beginning of Feb.

December to first week of Jan:
Had lots of family visitors (loved it)

January 16th to ????
Miah went to Africa

January 17th to 26th:
Jess and Boston went to Georgia

February 4th:
Miah finally came home from Africa

Last week:
Boston was diagnosed with asthma (poor kiddo).

Georgia Oct 2006

I don't have any pictures of our latest trip to Georgia so here are some of our last trip. I went to visit a dear high school friend, Leisha, and her daughter, Shailyn.

Boston and his first date with Shailyn- already trying to hold hands. Boston was 5 months old.

Some baby cuddles (what happens when mom's are too busy taking pictures to help keep the babies upright :)
Boston trying to lick Max (THE MOST GIGANTIC DOG -and sweetest- I'VE EVEN KNOWN!)

Here are some recent pics (not in any particular order- too lazy to sort them)

B's new chore- How much allowance do you think I should start him at???

Boston and Ashton in New Mexico- Ashton couldn't keep his eyes off of his new friend.

The Explorer Museum in New Mexico. Boston especially loved the music room!

Going down the slide in Legoland. They have the greatest play area!!!

Boston being escorted by his very cool cousin Cade at Legoland.

Playing tag with his other very cool cousin (Cade's younger brother) Brandon. GOTCHA!!

Brandon, Cade and Boston- hey guys, look at me!!!

Just chillin on the couch catchin up with the cuz'.

Mom thought she'd try her hand at cutting Boston's hair! Not to shabby for her first time!
What happens when you mix hair gel with a slide (lots of static). Would you call that an "electric slide"???

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The most intense month of my life

Gosh, I don't even know where to start. It's 7:30 am and I'm living on very little sleep. I just got news that Jeremiah has finally been evacuated from a hotel in the capital city in Chad, Africa and is safer than he has been in 2 days. They got caught in the middle of rebel attacks on the city and their hotel was attacked. The survived by huddling in the kitchen with other guests. They were missed during the first evacuation because of a "miscommunication" with the embassy and there was no hope to get them out because of the escalating battles. Their journey began on January 16th.

He went to Chad with Stop Genocide Now to bring relief and hope to the Darfurian refugees at various camps. They met remarkable people and did remarkable things while there. They were the only eyewitnesses with the ability to communicate to the U.S. from inside ground zero. After much harassment to the French Military from the State Department and to the State Department from us, they, and all the remaining foreigners, were transported out of the battle zone. I pray for those people left behind. I am grateful to live in a country where no matter where you go, you know they are watching your back and doing what they can to protect you. Not very many people on this earth have that comfort. Definitely not our friends in Africa.

There were travel warnings to Chad, but they went anyway more concerned about helping bring aid and hope to the refugees. I'm grateful for their courage and love of humankind and grateful for their safe return.

I'm way to tired to write any more, but all the details have been video taped and written on the charity website

This quote says it all!

"A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race" (Joseph Smith, Jr 1840)