The first step is to penetrate the clouds of deceit and distortion and learn the truth about the world,
then to organize and act to change it. That's never been impossible and never been easy. ~Noam Chomsky

Friday, June 22, 2012

Random bits of early summer

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments about Mr. Dimple. I so don't deserve comments and blog friends after being such a bad blogger for so many months! Please know that I read each of your comments and I am trying to get caught up on your lives too.

That fact is, while I am sad for Mr. Dimple, and it is never easy to get bad news, I also have a lot of hope for him.  Given that there is not much I can do for him until he is ours, we just continue to pray that his heart is resilient.

And life goes on...

The beauty of this time right now is that it is just us three. And we are such a close little family. Ariam is at a fun age. (Fun and frustrating and bossy and hilarious and mischevious and and and..)
Here are some of my favorite recent quotes:

"I love you with BOTH of my hearts!"

"You are my very best friend." (Said to everyone from J and I to the dogs to the drummers at a recent festival.)

"When my baby brother comes home I am going to teach him how to check his emails."

"Are you sad you aren't from Ethiopia?" (Said to us in a moment of pride in her new Ethiopian outfit.)

"We NEED to celebrate Hannukah and Kwanzaa!!" (Inspired by a new Elmo video)

She keeps us on our toes and makes us see the world differently.

We're taking advantage of having just one child who is at an increasingly flexible age. Since celebrating our family anniversary on June 1st (2 years together!) we have eaten tons of injera, danced samba, been hiking in the mountains, participated in Juneteenth celebration, danced even more, and come to Texas to visit Aya and Papa!


PS. Are you all watching Downton Abbey? How did I just discover it? Staying up way too late at night catching up!!


  1. Yes, treasure this time for sure...
    I was watching old videos of Meron when she was about 2 1/2. One was at Christmas and she was leading a sing along and was the only grandchild; it was pretty much 10 people sitting in a circle adoring her while she basked in the glory of their love. Every nuance of everything she did was treasured by everyone around her... We used to refer to her as Queen of the World. I miss that... and I miss it for her. I think she is happy to have her brother and sister, and we are all so happy to be a family, but I think Nathan, Mer and I all sometimes miss the closeness of being just the three of us. :-)

  2. You have a beautiful family and an adorable child! So happy that I am a small part of your lives! xo

  3. I love your girl.... That picture of her with the bike helmet? Super cute. I think my baby boy needs a cute one now. Also, when did she get so tall!? Yikes. These precious children of ours need to SLOW IT DOWN.

  4. Ariam is SO precious and lovely!

  5. My favorite picture of Ariam on this whole blog is the one on the left side bar- striped kneesocks! She's a doll.

  6. Love you all celebrating & enjoying all traditions even if it's not your faith--enjoy, treasure & experience them!


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