Thursday, December 31, 2009

And a Happy New Year!

Happy 2010! We'll be counting down to Bralizian time tonight since our friends are coming over with their exchange student from Brazil. It's the perfect compromise with little kids who go to bed at 8pm. We'll ring in the New Year at 7pm MST.

Whenever and wherever you are counting down... Happy New Year!

Feliz Ano Novo -- Portuguese

¡Feliz año nuevo! -- Spanish

Gelukkige nuwe jaar -- Afrikaans

عام سعيد -- Arabic

-- Chinese

Godt Nyttår -- Norwegian

새해 복 많이 받으세요 -- Korean

Onnellista Uutta Vuotta -- Finnish

Hauoli Makahiki Hou -- Hawaiian

С Новым Годом -- Russian

Bonne année -- French

สงกรานต์ -- Thai

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here is a personalized message that Maija received from Santa. She was so excited!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night...

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The adoption fundraiser / garage sale was a big success. Thank you so much to Jennie P. for organizing and putting it on and to so many others who donated items and helped. We raised just over $1000! We are so touched by everyone's generosity.

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Adoption Fundraiser

We're having an adoption fundraiser. Earlier this year we adopted our sweet baby boy, Forest. We just found out that his birthmother is expecting again in February, and we are hoping to be able to add Forest's sibling to our family.

In order to help us defray the costs of 2 adoptions within a year, some good friends of ours are putting together a benefit garage sale and bake sale this Saturday, December 19th. You can read more about it on our Facebook fundraiser event page - Here

We've also opened an account at Wells Fargo strictly for donations. You can go to any Wells Fargo and donate to account 9200925973.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a Human Soul is Worth

Here's a shocking development out of the Optimum Population Trust in England:

"Rushing to the front of the race for the prize of Most Vomit-Inducing Environmental Initiative Ever Devised, the UK’s Optimum Population Trust ... has just launched PopOffsets. This quirkily named campaign is actually deeply sinister: It invites well-off Westerners to offset their carbon emissions by paying for poor people in the Third World to stop procreating.

In short, if you feel bad about your CO2-emitting jaunt to Barbados, or the new Ferrari you just splurged on, then simply give some money to a charity which helps to “convince” Third World women not to have children, and — presto! — the carbon saved by having one less black child in the world will put your guilt-ridden mind at rest."

You can read the full blog post "OPT: Save the Planet by Preventing African Births" by Brendan O’Neill of National Review.