28 February 2011

gratitude [oma & opa & auntie nathania]

thank you oma & opa for the most beautiful welcome-to-the-world flowers & auntie nathania for the delicious treats!


25 February 2011

the littlest traveler [cedar moves to cambodia]

as he grows, we're really hoping that baby cedar takes after his folks & develops a love for travel & also, hopefully for the journey.

[leaving bangkok & cedar's "halfway home house" with oma & auntie nathania]

[chilling at the airport]

his first test was the flight to cambodia at 12 days old & we were pleasantly surprised that our little guy made the big trip without batting an eyelash. he slept the entire time!

[sleeping the flight away]

perhaps it has something to do with the fact that during his 9 months in utero the little guy spent
5 months in Cambodia
1 month in Uganda
1 month in the USA
1 month in Canada
& 1 month in Thailand!

we're so happy to have baby c. home safe & sound & welcomed with such love by his community in phnom penh.


[cedar's beautiful welcome home signs from our MCC team & home church]

16 February 2011

snapshots [january 2011]


14 February 2011


my valentines.

valentine's day 2011

12 February 2011


[daniel & cedar 2011] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[jack & daniel 1981]

8 February 2011

cedar is born

we arrived at the hospital as 2

hospital 1

& left as 3


& in between we witnessed a breathtaking miracle

cedar is born

...we are confronted everywhere with wonders; we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread. Whoever really has considered the lilies of the field or the birds of the air and pondered the improbability of their existence in this warm world within the cold and empty stellar distances will hardly balk at the turning of water into wine—which was, after all, a very small miracle.
-wendell berry