Monday, August 30, 2010

One of the Best Posts Ever

Apparently I'm a little late in discovering one of the best blogs out there for moms of young kids and/or adoptive families, but I'm glad I found it! It's called It's Almost Naptime. Check out this excellent post from a mom who gets it:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spicy Zucchini Soup

Okay, I altered the original recipe SO much, I hope I can put this into recipe format:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
5 chopped garlic cloves (we love garlic)
1 huge approx. 2 pound zucchini, seeds removed, chopped (6 cups?)
1.5 cups mashed potato (you could use 1 1/2 cup chopped day old bread)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup of water
cayenne pepper to taste
yellow curry powder to taste

Heat olive oil and onions until translucent. Add garlic and zucchini and saute for 4 minutes, stir often. Sprinkle with salt.

Add mashed potato or bread, broth, water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add cayenne, pepper, and curry powder. Puree in blender, food processor, whatever you have. Return soup to pot.

I wish I had a picture of this beautiful green soup. My girls LOVED it (but they are cool like that). I had a plan to add shredded cheese, but they didn't even need that. Yum-o!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Please Don't tell the Folks at Make a Wish

In March of 2008, our family was blessed with the experience of going to Disney World through the Make a Wish Foundation. What an amazingly fun experience we had!

Lately, Carter has been making comments such as "I wish I was sick again so I could go fight Zurg at Disney" and "if I get real sick again can we please go back to Disney?". How does a mother respond to such statements?

Today, we saw an ambulance, and Carter said, "somebody is real sick, right?". I said, "yeah, buddy, we should pray". And Carter says "maybe they get to go to Disney now!".

All five-year-old goofiness aside, I am blown away by the progress Carter has made in the past year. He is handling kindergarten like a champ (with the help of an incredible one on one aide). He can ride his tricycle for two blocks. And this past year has been his healthiest ever.

No buddy, I wouldn't trade what we have now for 100 trips to Disney!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Adoption Update

Yay! I have an update!

We have been assigned a court date of September 14th. Travel will most likely be about 30 days after that. SO... mid-October, we should be bringing our daughter home! I can't wait until we pass that court date so I can post her picture and share more details with you all.

There are still some pretty significant details that need to come together, but this adoption looks like it is really happening! Praise God!