It has been a long, long time since I have posted and I have plenty about which to write. But my wife says I have to choose one topic, so we will see if I obey.
I can’t tell you how awesome our new life has become. The new increased family size makes our household a bit louder (and it was not quiet initially), and a bit wilder. But Geta and Tamene have sure put our focus back on family. We eat dinner together each night, our extra-curricular activities are scaled back (just random luck I think), and we spend a lot of time on weekends doing family things.
We went to
And tonight, and I only wish I had a picture of this, Kristen, Courtney, Emily, Joshua, Geta and I played Uno on the King Size bed upstairs (while all of them also watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition (I would rather watch paint dry)). And Tamene was playing with cars (beep beeps as he calls them) up there, while I was multi-tasking, chasing him and playing Uno. Then he wanted to sit on the bed, so you got it, it was Kristen, Courtney, Emily, Joshua, Geta and Tamene, Oscar (the “demet” cat) and I all on the bed with the tv blaring. Patrick had lost tv privileges for the week so he couldn’t join us. If he hadn’t lost those privileges, we might have had to get a second bed. It was a sight to see.
Anyway, the week went well. Kristen was back at work part-time and Geta started school. We had a doctors visit, but I made it into an outing and we all had fun. The shots weren’t something they would like to repeat, but it was much better than the first trip.
I often sit thinking about Geta and Tamene’s family and I sure wish I could do something more for them. Courtney and Kristen and I had a little talk Saturday night about them and Courtney was so sad.
Which leads me to what I should be posting about. They have an awesome library program in