I haven’t posted in a bit and it is a little different posting without any huge events of late. Geta and Tamene are hardly the new adopted children anymore, they are just two of our children. The biggest event in my life of late is the ND loss to
We celebrated the Ethiopian New Year on Friday. It gives us a great reason to enjoy and celebrate on such a tragic date for
As for other events in our life, Courtney is enjoying soccer, with her father as the assistant coach. Luckily, the head coach is excellent, so I can just hide in the shadows and put an ill timed joke whenever possible. Patrick is in football full swing and loves it. He also is getting good at guitar (acoustic thank goodness) and not getting in as much trouble, knock on wood. Emily is enjoying life and the full house and Joshua is doing well. He continues to tell me very elaborate detailed stories. He loves to have an adult give him time to express himself. It can occasionally be a long process but worth the wait. Geta is loving school, and at church, she loves seeing her friends. On the way to kids church today, she grabbed a friends hand and led her down to church. Tamene probably knows a couple hundred words, but uses mostly 10-20. Yet, he talks non-stop with the same words over and over. Actually recently, the other kids were talking on the phone to Grandma Carlson and Tamene somehow ended up with the second phone. He yipped and yapped for a good 10 minutes (no one else could get a word in edge-wise) before anyone let me know he had commandeered a phone and I put a painful end to his phone time.
Anyway, things are well but busy. The kids are growing up but we have gotten into a routine. There is still plenty of excitement, but today, I can’t report of any kids left at church or anything of that sort. Stayed tuned, if I need to, I will leave one somewhere, just for the laughs that will ensue in my future story-telling. T-6 until the next ND game. Go IRISH. Mike