Friday, October 12, 2007

Mr Mischief!

Climbing Henry 004sml
Originally uploaded by The-Charbas
As I was pulling apart the computer to retrieve a cd that had been pushed BETWEEN two drives, I was missing the real fun in the bathroom! Henry, you make me laugh :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Trip to the Garden

Trying to beat the heat, Henry and I ventured out early to join friends on a garden adventure.

Upon arriving at the Bastrop Gardens, we were greeted by a large flock of guineas. Talk about an exciting welcome! The three boys were very curious of these new animals. But soon curiosity turned to pure fun as the three took turns chasing and herding their new pets. (Check out the accompanying video on youtube)

What a great time to visit a butterfly garden! Butterfly migration was in full swing. Our early arrival caught the butterflies sleeping or drowsy, so we were able to get up close and personal.

We knew it was time to head home when Henry decided to invade the hen house, and the mosquitoes got in the way of enjoying the scenery.

But what a pleasant morning we had!

Herding Guineas

Here is the video of Henry and the Guineas--Go Henry!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Your prayers...

Thank you all for the prayers you've offered for the intentions listed here. I received word today that the adoption of Svitlana is marching steadily along!! Yay!

Mara sends her happy thanks and an update:


Dear Friends,
Thanks be to God we have wonderful news to share! We learned today that we will be leaving for [the] Ukraine in just 2 weeks! Our appointment with the Adoption Committee in Kiev is October 25th. Can you even believe it!?! We were very surprised, since the last we heard was that we would not have news until after the 16th or so. Thank you SO VERY much for your prayers and your joyful support. We can't wait for you to meet her!
It will still likely be complicated and possibly quite a long process. We only dream we could be home for Thanksgiving. However it might take more than a month. We are continuing to pray for it to go smoothly and efficiently.
Thank you again for your prayers!!! We'll fill you in on our plans as we have them.
With much love,
Andrew, Mara, Joseph, Aloysius (and Svitlana)


So keep storming heaven--God is listening!