Saturday, December 20, 2008

A hard day's work

"I'm going to work at race track."

"Out there."

"Buh bye. See you when I get back."

first M&M

Last weekend, LA helped Momma make some M&M covered brownies. Because he's never really had sweets (except for three cupcakes in his life) he didn't really know they were to eat...until Momma offered him one...

...which he thought sounded fun...

..and then loved it! And, wanted "More!" Maybe next time, son.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Reminder: You Are Powerful

FANTASTIC spot put together for Amensty International by Mother...

#4: Top Ten Gifts That Give

Al Fadel's mother can't sleep at night. Even though she's now safely in the U.S., she stays up, wondering if the Janjaweed will find her family...again. You can still see the burn marks on her son's head from the attack on his Darfur village. But perhaps his family's biggest scar left no physical trace at all -- the fear that the violence will return. But Al Fadel has hope. Because of thousands of courageous supporters of Save Darfur.

As the conflict in Darfur enters its sixth year, conditions continue to deteriorate for civilians. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, even by the most conservative estimates. The United Nations puts the death toll at roughly 300,000, while the former U.N. undersecretary-general puts the number at no less than 400,000.(1) Up to 2.5 million Darfuris have fled their homes and continue to live in camps throughout Darfur, or in nearby refugee camps. Click here for a longer brief of the desperate situation.

Show your support by picking up a shirt for a loved one in the Save Darfur store. They're as cheap as $10!

Don't need another shirt to give someone this Christmas? There are plenty of other ways to get involved. Like contacting your local government, advocating on your social spaces, sending postcards, lobbying Congress, etc, etc. And, stay informed. Sign up for their newsletter.

this tripping hazard brought to you by the Yellow Pages

Hate getting those 36 pound books dropped at your front door like twice a year? Us too. And, the negative effect on the environment for books that are largely unused by most of the public is tremendous! Que You can opt out of receiving those things! We did about 10 minutes ago.

Peep these facts...

How many directories are printed annually in the United States? 540 Million

What is the average weight of the directories? 3.62 pounds (I guess 36 is to too high)

How much is the directory industry worth to the telephone companies in the United States? $13.58B

How much is the directory industry worth worldwide? $26B

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

'09 Christmas card

They finally came in. And, no, we didn't ask for the smallest font size known to man. It just played out that way. Lucky us. :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

Also, our photo outtake is barely winning at this very moment (52% to Hess's 48%).
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Winners of Chic Burpies!!

Random number 1 and 3 were selected!!

Medley Family said...
I would love to have the zebra burpies for my new little girl on the way. Thanks for doing a fun giveaway!

Chad, Erin and Ally said...
I would like to have the funky green burpie for my friend Heather, who is expecting her little boy in March. Check out the link on our blog! Thanks!

Congratulations! I will contact you today.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fashionthropic Christmas shipping schedule

Get to Fashionthropic now and get your shirts ordered!

dedicating Boatboy

You already got a sneak peek, but we had the chance to publicly dedicate Boatboy in front our of local church body and family over the weekend. Dedicating him is really much more about us as parents than him. We read him a letter of promises in front of everyone and committed to a number of things as his parents. It was a great (and emotional) time.

The Momma and the Boatboy

The Dadda and the LA. Very funny because you can actually tell what they're both saying.

Aunt Elisha with the guest of honor.

All the family. Thank you again to you all for being there for such a special time for us and Boatboy!

the most famous shoe in the world

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the clip of President Bush almost being clipped by an Iraqi journalist's shoe recently ...

A few things come to mind immediately...

1) Ole Pres' has some GREAT reaction time. Seriously! He's 62 and dodges that soul with insect reflexes! Notice the complete lack of reaction from Prime Minister/President/Important Iraqi guy to Bush's left (screen right).

2) Why does Secret Service take so long to get to the shoe thrower?

3) It's understood the shoe thrower was taking the side of the victims of war in Iraq. So, let's get this throws shoes to protest violence. Pot calling the kettle black? Not standing up for war here, buy just saying...geesh. Violence begets violence.

If you haven't seen the video, here's one of the first reports we saw by NBC's Brian Williams...

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Family Pic!

Our sweet little boatboy was dedicated tonight...I really wanted a family pic and this is all we could get...I look at this picture and laugh out loud! Oh, sweet must be tough!