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Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 to 2011

The beginning of a new year gives us a chance to reflect on the year past and prepare for the year before us. We have so much to be thankful for over this past year. We have stepped out in faith to follow the new calling on our life to adopt a child from Ethiopia. I truly don’t believe this would be possible without taking the finance course by Dave Ramsey in January. I really love telling my money where to go. So much so we have already built our budget for 2011. We served God through many different mission activities/trips, enjoyed a family trip at the end of July and then traveled to Nashville to enjoy a picnic hosted by our agency AGCI. Golf coaching and a brand new school year soon followed. We enjoyed Halloween, a Thanksgiving visit with my Dad at Dollywood, a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year celebration with the kids. During this entire year we have been praying and waiting for our newest family member. I found that the waiting goes a little easier when I have little projects to work on. The newest project is coaching upwards basketball for my son’s team and now we are building a pinewood derby car for cub scouts. 2011 is going to be so great! We plan to spend time in N. Carolina with my wife’s brother’s family in the beginning of July (they live in Hawaii), we also hope to have traveled to Ethiopia twice by this time and have our family all together. Please continue to pray for us and our child.


  1. Can't wait to see all these babies come home in 2011! Jody is coaching Upward basketball too...and I am cheer coaching! So fun!!

  2. We are just starting our adoption journey too...can't wait to see what this new year is going to bring you! :-)