Weekend in Pictures

Blueberry gluten & dairy-free pancakes (with raspberries on top for Dan) - working on the last quarts of frozen berries from last year's picking expeditions on Sauvie Island - definitely will have to pick more this year since next harvest isn't for a couple more months!

Blueberry gluten & dairy-free pancakes (with raspberries on top for Dan) – working on the last quarts of frozen berries from last year’s picking expeditions on Sauvie Island – definitely have to pick more this year since harvest isn’t for a couple months!

With less than a month left in this year's SMART program, we got photos taken of us with our kindergarteners that we read with. Here's Dan with one of his kiddos who he's built a great relationship with over the school year. Makes me all warm and fuzzy to see them!

With less than a month left in this year’s SMART program, we got photos taken of us with our kindergarteners that we read with. Here’s Dan with one of his kiddos who he’s built a great relationship with over the school year. Makes me all warm and fuzzy to see them!

...and here I am with one of my kiddos who has come a long way. We don't realize how much of an impact we have on these kiddos, even with just a short amount of time with them each week. It has taught me a lot about having faith in the process because when I look back to the start of the year, I'm amazed at how far these great kids have come and am so proud to be part of such a wonderful program.

…and here I am with one of my kiddos who has been so fun to spend time with. We don’t realize how much of an impact we have on these kiddos, even with just a short amount of time with them each week. It has taught me a lot about having faith in the process because when I look back to the start of the year, I’m amazed at how far these great kids have come and am so proud to be part of such a wonderful program.

While we are hoping to get pregnant on our own, we are also starting our research into adoption. A couple of weeks ago we went to a DHS information session for foster/adoption within the Portland area, and also have begun to inquire with a couple of local DHS-approved adoption agencies who do international adoptions, including Journeys from the Heart, who has a program in Uganda that looks to be a good fit with our background. We also like that it is not a religious-based agency, which we appreciate as we don't think that religious beliefs (or lack thereof) should be a requirement for adoption. Kids need good homes and the chance to find their own way when it comes to spirituality.

While we are hoping to get pregnant on our own, we are also starting our research into adoption. A couple of weeks ago we went to a DHS information session for foster/adoption within the Portland area, and also have begun to inquire with a couple of local DHS-approved adoption agencies who do international adoptions, including Journeys from the Heart, who has a program in Uganda that looks to be a good fit with our background. We also like that it is not a religious-based agency, which we appreciate as we don’t think that religious beliefs (or lack thereof) should be a requirement for adoption. Kids need good homes and the chance to find their own way when it comes to spirituality.

Watched (image source)

Watched the awesome documentary Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train this weekend and got even more inspired. (image source)

I am proud to donate, to volunteer, to support with all my heart Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. No, she's not perfect, but she is an incredibly strong, smart woman with a good heart, tremendous record as Secretary of State and defender of human rights, and a role model for girls, for women, and for anyone who believes that women are equal to men. We need a woman at the helm, and I hope that people will not be swayed by the rampant sexism in American culture and see how important she is for our future.

I am proud to donate, to volunteer, to support with all my heart Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. No, she’s not perfect, but she is an incredibly strong, smart woman with a good heart, tremendous record as Secretary of State and defender of human rights, and a role model for girls, for women, and for anyone who believes that women are equal to men. We need a woman at the helm, and I hope that people will not be swayed by the rampant sexism in American culture and see how important she is for our future. (image credit)

  One thought on “Weekend in Pictures

  1. smallftprints
    April 14, 2015 at 10:42 am

    You and your husband do so much for your community. Love the photos of you both with your “kiddos”. You are an awesome couple!

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    • April 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      aww thanks…but they do so much for US! 🙂

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